Alberta Agriculture

Susan Schafers

STS Farms, Stony Plain, AB

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Celebrating Agriculture

February 6, 2017

February 16th marks the first ever Canadian Agriculture Day and I’m EXCITED!!!! It’s about time that we celebrate everything food-related and certainly the people who grow the food. I attended a very interesting session earlier this week at the University of Alberta called Connect Cafe, where university students met withMore


Farm Family Awards

November 28, 2016

My family was honored a few weeks ago, as recipients of the 2016 Farm Family Award for Parkland County. BMO and Northlands sponsor the event, which has been running for 48 years. In their words, “the Northern and Central Agricultural Service Boards nominate outstanding families who best represent the valuesMore


Rural Cafe

May 2, 2016

I was recently asked to partake in the second annual Rural Café, an event that gives students from the University of Alberta’s Animal Science 200 class an opportunity to learn about the realities of animal agriculture in Alberta, by first-hand interaction with poultry and livestock producers. As I wrote that sentence,More


Throwback Thursday

December 10, 2015

There is a framed poster by Monsanto hanging in the office in my parents’ house, which has been there for as long as I can remember (and that is several decades now)! My dad was an immigrant from Germany, arriving in 1959. He came with nothing except a return ticket becauseMore