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October 30, 2014
FEATURED NEWS: New wheat varieties show promise
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OYF memorial scholarship supports agriculture students

Since 2009, Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF) program has awarded an annual scholarship to support a student studying agriculture in Canada. The $1,000 OYF Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of the late Martin Streef, recipient of both Ontario’s and Canada’s OYF awards in 1996. >> Read full article

Flexible work aids recruitment

With most flexible work arrangements having proven successful, employer-offered flex options are poised to increase substantially over the next five years. >> Read full article

New app for preharvest weed control timing

Monsanto has introduced a new preharvest staging app, designed to help stage crops and weeds for preharvest applications of Roundup. >> Read full article

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 Featured News 
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New wheat varieties show promise

In the last two years, three new cultivars have come out of the University of Alberta’s wheat breeding program, and more are on the way. The current program, led by Dr. Dean Spaner, may be small, but it’s developing some top-notch varieties. While early maturity is a major focus of Spaner’s breeding program, developing resistance to stripe, stem and leaf rust is also a special interest.
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 Event Calendar 


Wednesday, November 5, 2014, to Saturday, November 8, 2014
Location: Red Deer, Alta.

Exhibits showcasing quality equipment, technology and services to the agricultural industry. >> More Info

Agricultural Excellence Conference

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, to Friday, November 21, 2014
Location: Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, MB

In an increasingly complex and global marketplace, farm managers must be able to access the information, resources and tools to continue to develop their farm business management skills to compete and succeed. >> More Info

Southwest Agricultural Conference

January 6, 2015, to January 7, 2015
Location: Ridgetown, Ont. >> More Info