AYFR Summer Tour to showcase crop production and pasture management

Young farmers from across Alberta will converge in Rolling Hills on Wednesday for a farm tour, pasture assessment course, weed management update and an evening of food and networking.

This year’s summer tour will include the option to either learn about potato seed and canola seed production as well as a carrot farm and packaging plant up close at Spruce Lane Potatoes and learn about weed control and management in the County of Newell.

The second option will be more for producers coming from a ranching background.   The tour will be held on Eastern Irrigation District-owned pasture land and will focus on grazing and stand management of the land.    Producers on hand will learn grazing stand management, pasture assessment and pasture rotation to maximize grazing productivity of the land.

The day will be capped off by a dinner and networking program at the Brooks Hotel and Hell’s Basement Brewery.

Here is a schedule for AYFR Summer Tour:

12:00pm-1:00pm- Welcome, set-up, coffee and snacks-Sponsored by New Way Irrigation

Option 1:
1:00pm-5:00pm Potato/Carrot Farm Tour
1:00pm-3:00pm Potato Seed Farm Tour
3:00pm-3:30pm Sponsor Message Cervus Equipment-Jason Forrest
3:30pm-5:30pm Carrot Farm Tour

Option 2:
1:00pm-5:00pm Pasture Assessment Course
1:00pm-2:00pm CPS Message on Forage Management
2:00pm-5:30pm Pasture Assessment-Alberta Agriculture

5:30pm-6:00pm Todd Green-County of Newell-Weed Management in the County of Newell
6:00pm-6:30pm Beer Tasting-Hell’s Basement Brewery
6:30pm-9:30pm Supper-Brooks Hotel
Beverages: Hell’s Basement Brewery

Thank you to sponsors Cervus Equipment and New Way Irrigation for their support of this event!

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