GWFA Upcoming Events

Upcoming events

Power Fencing 101

Date: June 8, 2024
Location: Aspen Ranch, Clearwater County

If you have been considering using power fencing at your farm or ranch, this workshop is for you!

Participants will have an opportunity to learn the basics and benefits of using power fencing on their farm/ranch; participate in a hands-on demo to apply principles covered in the workshop; learn how to identify problems and troubleshooting; learn about cash incentive programs that help producers purchase and install power fencing for rotational grazing.

We’ll be sharing tips and tricks to ensure you have the tools and knowledge to make power fencing work for you.

annual general meeting

Date: June 27, 2024
Location: Cork & Crate Estates, Olds

The Board of Directors invites you to join us for our Annual General Meeting on June 27 at the Cork and Crate Estates in Olds.

We’ll be sharing an update on our strategic goals, financials, and past and future activities of the association.

If you are interested in running for a seat on our Board of Directors, please contact Tatyana or the current Chair, Abby-Ann Redman for more information. Our Board is a dynamic group of producers who are committed to promoting sustainable forage and livestock practices. We offer opportunities for development, networking, and leadership.

AGM will be followed by GWFA Open House (4 p.m. – 6 p.m.) and Dinner and Program starting at 6 p.m.

Cheers to 40 years!

Date: June 27, 2024
Time: Open House – 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm BBQ Dinner – 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm Location: Cork & Crate Estates

Join us in celebrating the Grey Wooded Forage Association’s 40th anniversary with a special family-friendly dinner event!

As we commemorate four decades of promoting sustainable forage and livestock production practices, we invite you and your family to gather for an evening of delicious food and great company. Visit with old friends and make some new ones! Everyone is invited!

Indulge in a delicious BBQ dinner, catered by one of our members, Tom Jackson of Kodiak BBQ.

🎶 And of course, no celebration is complete without music and laughter!

📅 Save the date and make memories at the Grey Wooded Forage Association’s 40th anniversary dinner. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable evening of celebrating GWFA and leaders in agriculture!

Soil Builders School with Dr. David Johnson and Hui-Chun Su

Date: July 3, 2024
Location: TBA

🌱 Join Us for Field Day and learn how to Build a Johnson-Su Bioreactor!

Dive into the innovative world of soil biology with our live demonstration on how to build your very own Johnson-Su Bioreactor. Led by its developers, Dr. Johnson and his wife, Hui-Chun Su, you’ll learn step-by-step techniques to create this cutting-edge composting system, designed to accelerate decomposition and enhance nutrient cycling in your soil.

Discover the incredible benefits of incorporating a Johnson-Su Bioreactor into your gardening or farming practices. From increased soil fertility to improved water retention and reduced dependency on synthetic fertilizers, this revolutionary system offers a sustainable solution for building healthy and resilient soil.

Check out the video of Shorty Fensky talking about his adaptation of the Johnson-Su Bioreactor!

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GWFA serves members in Clearwater County, Mountain View County, Red Deer County, Lacombe County, Ponoka County and the County of Wetaskiwin. Please contact us if you would like information about becoming a director or joining one of our committees.

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