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Red Fife: a niche wheat for small-scale organic growers

Organic Alberta hosted a conference in Strathmore on March 3, 2014. A panel of organic wheat growers (Bernie Ehnes and Marc Gibeau) from Southern Alberta described their experience with Red Fife. Of its redeeming qualities, Red Fife grows vigorously and … Continue reading

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Small-scale grain harvesting equipment

When we think of growing grains, typically a vast horizon of wheat heads comes to mind. And big tractors. Only the slightly lunatic farmer/gardener would attempt to grow grains at a small scale. After all, a 4×8 plot in the … Continue reading

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Local Food Workshop, Olds, Alberta

October 24-25, 2013. Put on by the Foothills Forage and Grazing Association, with keynote speakers Joel Salatin (polyfacefarms.com) and Doug Weatherbee (soildoctor.org) An interesting mix of people gathered to talk about to talk about farming on a small-scale. Topics ranged … Continue reading

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Carman, MB Field Day 2013

  The University of Manitoba Natural Systems Agriculture┬áresearch laboratory/field site located in Carman Manitoba hosted a field day in late July. The tour, led by head researcher Dr. Martin Entz, packed a lot into a three hour “moonlight tour”, which … Continue reading

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