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Community garden serves Fort Macleod residents

Posted on 07 September 2023 byEditor

Fort Macleod residents are marking the 15th anniversary of the community garden by harvesting the products of their hard work. The 2023 growing season provided challenges for the 30 gardeners with the early and extended extreme heat. “Gardeners were attentive and carefully tended the vegetables, fruit trees and shrubs,” community garden members wrote in an…Continue Reading

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Alberta Hereford Association honours former Macleod couple

Posted on 07 September 2023 byadmin

A former Fort Macleod area couple has joined the Alberta Hereford Association Hall of Fame. Barb and the late Bernie…Continue Reading

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Alberta Hereford Association honours Zoeteman family

Posted on 31 August 2023 byEditor

A Fort Macleod-area family was named the 2023 Purebred Breeder of the Year by the Alberta Hereford Association. Stuart and…Continue Reading

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Windy Rafters Barn hosts Open Farm Days event

Posted on 10 August 2023 byEditor

A farm operated by the sixth generation of the same family that homesteaded it will open its doors to the…Continue Reading

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New Lethbridge College research project to develop improved grain drying strategies

Posted on 06 October 2021 bystaff

A new research project from Lethbridge College is aiming to help Alberta grain farmers cut their losses through improved storage…Continue Reading

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Willow Creek MD declares agriculture disaster

Posted on 04 August 2021 byrobvogt

The MD of Willow Creek declared an agriculture disaster Wednesday, with drought conditions worsening and reducing crop yields, although some…Continue Reading

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Ag society to host Midnight Days

Posted on 21 July 2021 byEditor

Fort Macleod Agricultural Society wants to restore Midnight Stadium to its former glory. The agricultural society has undertaken fund-raising to…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod 4-H Beef Club holds achievement day

Posted on 02 June 2021 byEditor

Morgan McNab showed the grand champion steer last week at the Fort Macleod 4-H Beef Club’s annual achievement day. Taylor McNab showed the club’s reserve champion steer. In the club’s lamb class, the grand champion lamb was shown by Natalie Donahue, with Taylor McNab showing the reserve champion lamb. Due to public health restrictions for…Continue Reading

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Researcher studies area beef industry

Posted on 14 April 2021 bystaff

With more than $700,000 in funding over two years from the province’s new Results Driven Agricultural Research (RDAR) fund, Dr. Kim Stanford, a research associate at the University of Lethbridge, will continue her research studies that support the beef industry. Further funding from the Beef Cattle Research Council will allow Stanford and her collaborators to…Continue Reading

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