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Courses & Workshops

Agricultural Services provides workshops and demonstration sites, along with available educational material to all ratepayers on a wide variety of interests within the agriculture industry. Check below to see what courses and workshops are currently available.

Agricultural Services is also involved with some long-term studies and projects that will assist producers in better managing our scarce resources.

  • Bio Weed Control Plots
  • Ground Water Study
  • Organic Matter Study
  • Tree Demo Nursery
  • Weather Stations


Questions?
Call 403-223-8735
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


2023 Farmer Pesticide Course

This course is mandatory for farmers who wish to use restricted pesticides such as Thimet for potato production or Phostoxin for grain bin fumigation. Useful for environmental farm planning, and for HACCP, Canada GAP compliance.

Dates available:

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2023 – Core, Grain Bin Fumigation, Richardson Ground Squirrel
  • Wednesday, February 8, 2023 – Core, Grain Bin Fumigation, Richardson Ground Squirrel
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2023 – Recertify only for all three classes
  • Wednesday, April 5, 2023 – Core, Grain Bin Fumigation, Richardson Ground Squirrel

Course times are scheduled to start at 8:30 am and are expected to run until mid to late afternoon.

To qualify, you:

  1. Must be 18 years of age or older.
  2. Must be fluent in English.
  3. Must prepay a $40.00 registration fee prior to the course date. Fees include the course manual.

Location:

At the MD of Taber's Operations & Maintenance Facility located at 171027 AB-3 (1 km west of Taber on Hwy 3).

Download the registration form here.

Tree Care Workshops

Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Location: MD of Taber's Operations & Maintenance Facility located at 171027 AB-3 (1 km west of Taber on Hwy 3)

Registration Deadline: March 7, 2023 

Call 403-223-3541 to register. Registration is free and you can register for one or both workshops.

Please bring your own lunch, as lunch will not be provided.

PART 1: What’s Hurting my Tree?
10:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Description: identification and control methods for common insects and diseases in our area of southern Alberta. Come join us and discover what might be hurting your trees and how you can help your trees to remain healthy for years to come.

PART 2: Tree Care and Pruning
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Description: tree selection, proper planting techniques, winter preparation and care, spring and summer production, and pruning techniques.

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