Sustainable Agriculture

  • 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 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.



  • Alberta Open Farm Days provides Albertans with a backstage pass to visit farms and ranches across the province.

    Alberta Open Farm Days is about ranchers and farmers inviting their urban and rural neighbours to share stories, see demonstrations, and learn more about the people producing their food.

    The weekend also provides guests the chance to sample and experience field to table culinary delights at foodie events taking place in rural communities across the province.

    Watch this video or visit albertafarmdays.com for more program information.

    Alberta Open Farm Days is presented by Ag for Life, Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies, Alberta Culture and Tourism and Agriculture and Rural Development in partnership with Travel Alberta.

     



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