Agriculture

Mel Delaney picks raspberries in the warm sun at Hidden Valley Garden on Aug. 7. The garden will be participating in Alberta Open Farm Days later this month.

Alberta Open Farm Days to educate consumers on agriculture

Over 70 producers provincewide will open their doors to show people how their food is produced during Alberta Open Farm Days.

Cody Brett races against time during tie-down roping at the Benalto Pro Rodeo last Friday.

Benalto Pro Rodeo a success in 98th year

The 98th Benalto Pro Rodeo was another all-around memorable success, according to Benalto Agricultural Society president Neal Arksey.

  • Jul 9, 2015

RBC announces $30,000 in funding toward Golf Course Creek restoration

Wetland restoration efforts at Golf Course Creek were given a boost last Wednesday.

Ashley Akkermans of Sylvan Lake has been crowned Ponoka Stampede Queen 2015.

Akkermans crowned Ponoka Stampede Queen 2015

Sylvan Lake's very own Ashley Akkermans, 22, was crowned Ponoka Stampede Queen 2015 on Ponoka Stampede grounds last Friday.

Ashley Akkermans of Sylvan Lake has been crowned Ponoka Stampede Queen 2015.

Safety emphasized in farm presentation to students

Grade 4 students at Steffie Woima School participated in an interactive class discussion on farm safety.

Cowgirl and coaches

Clinic

Rainy Creek Ranch hosted a Rodeo/Guiding Safety Clinic on March 14.

  • Mar 26, 2015
Cowgirl and coaches
Colton Windo

Shadow Riders enjoy busy start to 2015

The first two months of 2015 have been amazing for the Shadow Riders 4-H group.

  • Mar 19, 2015
Colton Windo
Presentations - Back row: Wacey Townsend

Red Deer West 4-H Beef Club strong in public speaking and presentations

Red Deer West 4-H Beef Club had another successful year with public speaking and presentation competitions.

  • Mar 12, 2015
Presentations - Back row: Wacey Townsend
Rob Harlan

Area farmers learn benefits of renewable energy in workshop

A well-attended workshop provided area farmers with information on the benefits of using renewable solar

Rob Harlan

CP Rail unhappy with federally funded Ag Transport Coalition

Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway is not happy being left out of a coalition that seeks to improve transportation of agricultural commodities.

  • Feb 12, 2015
Invasive species such as zebra and quagga mussels remain a threat to water bodies across the province.

Invasive species threat the focus of Calgary summit

The inaugural Alberta Aquatic Invasive Species Summit in Calgary earlier this month provided an insight

Invasive species such as zebra and quagga mussels remain a threat to water bodies across the province.

Farm workers without mandatory workers compensation

Alberta remains the only province in Canada that does not have compulsory workers’ compensation coverage

  • Jan 22, 2015

Shadow Riders 4-H Club expects busy year ahead

Our Shadow Riders 4-H Club started with our registration in September and then had our first meeting and elections in October.

  • Jan 15, 2015

Workshop to address the benefits of renewable energy

Presenters at an upcoming renewable energy workshop in Eckville are aiming to explain to farmers the benefits

Poster winners

Students’ artistic and literary abilities celebrated at Legion

Some of the area’s most creative young minds were commended for their remembrance-focused works on Dec. 18

  • Jan 1, 2015
Poster winners
Members of the Prier family were happy to purchase their Christmas tree from Trilliant Real Estate Group’s Trees 4 Treasures event Dec. 10. Here

Trilliant tree sale raises money for families in need

Christmas this year will be made a little bit brighter for some Central Alberta families, thanks to a $7,780 donation

Members of the Prier family were happy to purchase their Christmas tree from Trilliant Real Estate Group’s Trees 4 Treasures event Dec. 10. Here

Red Deer West 4-H Beef Club kicks off 2014/2015 club year

Red Deer West 4-H Beef Club kicked off the 2014/2015 club year with our organizational meeting on Oct. 20 at Ridgewood Hall.

  • Nov 27, 2014

Sylvan Lake 4-H Multi-Club year underway

Our Sylvan Lake 4-H Multi-Club held its first meeting and elections on Oct. 6.

  • Nov 27, 2014

Farm Credit Canada Ag Safety Fund to soon accept applications

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to be partnering once again with Farm Credit Canada

  • Sep 18, 2014
Amber Marshall (far right) poses with the Rainy Creek Wranglers. She was presented with a belt buckle.

Starstruck

Amber Marshall, who plays Amy on the hit TV series Heartland, stopped by Rainy Creek Ranch last weekend

  • Sep 18, 2014
Amber Marshall (far right) poses with the Rainy Creek Wranglers. She was presented with a belt buckle.