After a successful Rural Roots Canada Ag Day in Rolling Hills in 2018, we are expanding this year to five different communities in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
The first ones are set to take place in Olds on Friday, March 1 and Friday, March 8.
Organizer Craig Lester says the goal is to make them as interactive as possible.
“We like to have a combination of workshops, tours and some social networking time with all of our events,” says Lester.
”With the aim of giving producers something they can take back to their operation and use. Anytime you can put these events on it gives farmers a chance to sit down and interact and share ideas with each other on what is working and what isn’t working on their farms.”
Lester says the diversity of the programming is a big plus.
”To be able to combine workshops into one day, really makes you feel like you have covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time. Everyone is going to take away something different from the sessions and tours and so to get together and talk a little bit about best practices in the crop and livestock sectors as well as the business end of the farm really gives these events a lot of depth.”
Another bonus is that we raise money for local non-profits in the communities we are holding the events in.
“We like to keep farmers money in the communities they live as much as possible, which is why we take all of the money from registrations and some of the sponsorship money and give it to the chosen non-profit in that community.”
Three more events are set to take place in June in Airdrie, Rolling Hills and Fort Macleod.
For more information on these events click here.