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Calendar of Events

Not only do we feature upcoming events, we post a summary of each event with pictures, links and resources. Some new posts include:






HOT off the Press:

2016 Annual CARA Report 

Each year CARA compiles their projects and findings into their Annual Report. This is a great resource for East Central Albertan’s to use when choosing annual & perennial crop and forage varieties, as the information is collected from right here in our unique corner of the world. Here you will also find summaries of CARA events, extension resources, conservation efforts and much, much more!

Archived Annual Reports can be found in our ‘Projects & Reports‘ tab. Current Reports are only available to CARA members so call the office (403 664-3777) today!


Hiring Young Employment for the Farm? 

Alberta Agriculture is now accepting applications for their Summer Farm Employment Program

If full time farmers are thinking about hiring a student for summer employment, now is the time to apply. Once again, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development will be offering the Summer Farm Employment Program. This program gives Alberta’s youth the opportunity to gain farm work experience and provides wage support to farmers for the months of July and August. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development provides wage support to a maximum of $400 per month as well as worker’s compensation coverage and safety training information. Read More…


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UPDATED! Growing Forward 2 Announcements 

CARA staff try hard to update this list as soon as announcements are made, however for the most up to date information be sure you visit www.growingforward.alberta.ca & SUBSCRIBE to their announcements. 

 On-Farm Energy for energy efficient broilers, heaters, doors and insulation of new or existing farm buildings is CURRENTLY CLOSED

On-Farm Solar Photovoltaics is now accepting applications as of July 7, 2016 (UPDATE: Review the new Terms & Conditions)

Food Safety Program for Processors & Systems Delivery Agents is now accepting applications as of April April 7, 2015

Food Safety Systems Producer for cattle squeeze, a scale, computer software for tracking animal health is now accepting applications as of April 3, 2017

Business Management Skills Development program is CURRENTLY CLOSED

Business Opportunity Program is CURRENTLY CLOSED

Livestock Welfare Processor is now accepting applications as of April 1, 2015

Livestock Welfare Producer for implementing low stress, low hazard environments for livestock (upgrading corrals) is CURRENTLY CLOSED

On-Farm Water Management for new wells, dugouts, dams. Also, for Capping or decommissioning wells. This program is currently accepting applications

On-Farm Stewardship for Shelterbelt Establishment, riparian fencing and off-site watering systems.This program is CURRENTLY CLOSED

Animal Health Biosecurity Producer for livestock quarantine pens, rodent control for poultry and many more! This program is CURRENTLY CLOSED



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