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  • 4R Nutrient Stewardship provides a framework to achieve cropping system goals, such as increased production, increased farmer profitability, enhanced environmental protection and improved sustainability.

    To achieve those goals, the 4R concept incorporates the:

    • Right fertilizer source at the
    • Right rate, at the
    • Right time and in the
    • Right place

    To learn more visit: http://www.nutrientstewardship.com/4rs/4r-principles/

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  • An apple is used to model the earth. Students learn that just 1/32 of its surface is devoted to farmland. Discuss in class what sacrifices may be needed to feed a larger population.

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  • Ag for Life’s all-new Rural Safety Unit is on-the-road and ready to travel to Alberta schools, communities, fairs, festivals and other events to educate, encourage and promote rural and farm safety. Programming is aimed at youth and their families, who live on, work, play, or visit farms and ranches.

    The mobile unit is operated by our team of safety specialists who travel across the province connecting visitors with important rural and farm safety information. With seven interactive stations, participants have the opportunity to learn while they engage with digital, tactile and mechanical interactive displays.

    Station Topics Include:

    Inside Rural Safety Unit

    • Hazard Identification
    • Large Animals
    • Large Equipment
    • Utilities
    • Risk Assessment
    • Chemicals
    • Protective Equipment

    Additional topics and content will continue to be added each year to ensure new, relevant and engaging safety educational experience awaits the user.

    To register visit: http://agricultureforlife.ca/rural-safety-unit-registration/

    About Ag for Life

    Together, they are growing a better public understanding of the role of agriculture in Alberta’s culture and economy.

    Agriculture is critical to every aspect of life, whether you are a city-dweller, a canola-grower, rancher, or tend to a backyard garden. It is the foundation of Alberta’s society and economy, feeding over 7 billion people and providing jobs for millions of Canadians.

    Since 2011, Agriculture for Life (Ag for Life) has played a vital role in educating Albertans about agriculture, food, farming and safety and the pivotal role it plays in our lives. 

    Through close collaboration with stakeholders, Ag for Life will develop, expand and offer curriculum-based educational programming that will serve to improve farm safety and to build a genuine understanding and appreciation for the role agriculture plays in society, the environment and the economy.

    To learn more visit: agricultureforlife.ca   

     



  • Ag More Than Ever is an industry-driven cause made up of hundreds of partners and thousands of agvocates from across the country, all committed to improving perceptions, dispelling myths and creating positive dialogue about Canadian ag. They provide resources and a forum for agvocates to tell the real, positive story of Canadian ag.

    To learn more visit: https://www.agriculturemorethanever.ca/



  • Take 2 minutes to see how agriculture plays a role in the United Nation’s goals.

    This video shows the role of agriculture in the Sustainable Development Goals. Most of us can easily understand how growing more food for an increasing population is vital for food security and sustainability, however some of the other benefits are less obvious. This video shows how improved agriculture, particularly for small holder farmers, can cause a ripple effect leading to change in the other areas, such as gender equality and economic growth.

    Please feel free to distribute and help spread the word about the SDGs and how we can achieve them together!

    What are the SDGs? Click here to see them.



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