A chance to go back to school to help your crops ‘make the grade’

Farmers in Alberta are being given a chance to get some hands-on learning on how to make sure their crop ‘Makes the Grade’ in July in Olds.

The Alberta Wheat Commission, Alberta Barley and Alberta Canola Producers Commission are coming together to host a grain grading workshop called Making the Grade on July 28th at Olds College.

AWC and ACPC Director Terry Young tells Rural Roots Canada this event will help producers better understand grain grading and factors affecting quality on barley, wheat and canola grading as well as agronomy.

“That’s where the producer has to know what he s got, but first off what can be done to actually bring up the grade what can be done from a management view in future year s to get a better grade on determining what the weather conditions were,” says Young.

Young says producers were the ones who requested this event.

“There is a bit of a knowledge gap obviously, grading encompasses all kinds of things, not just variables due to weather, but also issues about foreign material in it, addition of volunteer cereals, wheat in barley or barley in wheat, depending on how it is grown and the rotation you have.”

The event will include speakers from the Canadian Grain Commission, Rahr Malting and the Canadian International Grains Institute.

The early bird registration fee is $75 which runs until July 14th; after that it is $100 until tickets sell out.

To register click here.

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