The 26th annual Alberta Farm Animal Care Livestock Care Conference is coming to Olds this spring. The 2019 edition of the event is planned for March 20th and 21st at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites. The Alberta Farm Animal Care Awards of Distinction will be presented there as well.
The Alberta Farm Animal Care Awards of Distinction nominations are now open.
Marketing & Membership Manager at AFAC Kristen Hall says there are 3 categories: Communication, Industry Leadership and Innovation.
According to Hall, the 3rd and final category is for Innovation and it honours those who develop a new process or product on improving the welfare of livestock and the industry.
Hall says the awards will be presented during their Livestock Care Conference on March 20th and 21st in Olds at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites.
She says there will be many speakers from all different sectors in the industry and notes the theme this year is "partners & progress, tools for success".
Hall adds, based on their feedback form from last year, they have decided to keep the conference in Olds for a secon year at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites.
The deadline for nominations is on February 15th. They can be submitted by email to email@example.com.
The Olds A&W location raised over $6300 during the 2019 edition of Burgers to Beat MS day.
Funds will support the MS Society of Canada. Just over $5000 had been collected in 2018, according to Olds A&W Owner Dean Bracken.
Season tickets will be available for purchase as the Olds Grizzlys hold a fun community event on Thursday, August 22nd. From noon until 4pm in the Olds SportsComplex parking lot there will be a bbq, road hockey and more.
The Friends of the Didsbury Library invite community members to fill up a bag or a box with books during the monthly book sale. It takes place on Friday, August 23rd at the old Didsbury town office on 19th Avenue from 10:30am until 4:30pm.
Local vaulting athletes have had a busy season with championships, competitions and camps over the summer. Four athletes from Alberta represented Canada during the 2019 World Junior Vaulting Championships in Europe last month, followed by the Provincial Vaulting Championships in Stavely during the August 10th weekend. And last week, vaulters attended a summer camp for beginners.
Olds firefighter Noel D'Arcy is going to try to get his name into the Guiness World Record book on Sunday, August 18th.
D'Arcy will also be raising money for the Terry Fox Foundation when he puts on full firefighting gear - including an air tank and breathing through the apparatus - in order to run in the Servus Edmonton Marathon.
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and the Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), has announced over $1.9 million in Regional Innovation Ecosystems (RIE) funding towards Olds College to bolster Alberta’s agriculture industry.
This is the 7th year for Alberta Open Farm Days. The event runs on Saturday, August 18th and Sunday, August 19th. It includes tours of farms from around the province and a chance to learn from producers.
A change in leadership is on the horizon for the town of Didsbury. Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Harold Northcott has accepted the CAO position with the County of Vermilion River and will start his new job there in early September. Northcott has tendered his resignation to the town of Didsbury and Mayor Rhonda Hunter hopes to see a new interim CAO in place by the end of August or early next month.
The AgSmart expo began on Tuesday, August 13th. The two-day show at Olds College started with a number demonstrations and a session with Robert Saik as he launched his book "Food 5.0: How We Feed The Future".