Explore Local: Events

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Coming Events At-A-Glance

The following table shows upcoming Explore Local events in date order. For more information about the event and for registration information, go to the appropriate category below the table.

Event Name
Event Type
September 14, 2016Agritourism and Farm Direct Marketing Bus Tour for ProducersBus TourStrathmore Region
October 18, 2016Getting Into FarmingWorkshopAirdrie

We are in our planning for the upcoming fiscal year and haven't scheduled any events at this time. Please keep checking back as they will be posted as confirmed.


Explore Local Webinar Series
This series of interactive on-line sessions gives producers the opportunity to learn and connect with on-the-ground practitioners and experts. To access previously recorded webinars, visit the Explore Local Resources page.

Pre-registration for these webinars is strongly advised as the WebEx webinar system requires you to answer several questions before joining the webinar. Space is limited to the first 100 participants who join the webinar on the broadcast date and time. You are strongly encouraged to watch the webinar with other participants where possible.

Registration: Change time zone to say Denver; unfortunately there isn’t a choice for Alberta. It should default to Denver for future registrations.

All webinars are free of charge.

We are in our planning for the upcoming fiscal year and haven't scheduled any webinars at this time. Please keep checking back as they will be posted as confirmed.

Workshops and Tours

Agritourism and Farm Direct Marketing Bus Tour for Producers
Join us for this one-day tour that will visit 3 different farms. Tour stop operators will share their real-world experiences. Participants will:
  • Learn from an experienced agri-tourism coach who will provide insights throughout the day
  • Discover techniques from the Open Farm Days Coaching program
  • Enjoy opportunities for peer-to-peer networking with other producers
  • Receive a farm-to-table dinner demonstration, where you will both learn, and enjoy the food!

Date: September 14, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Strathmore Region
Cost: $30 plus GST per person

For more information: Contact Colin Gosselin by email: colin.gosselin@gov.ab.ca or phone 780-968-3518 (dial 310-0000 first for toll-free access in Alberta)

Getting Into Farming
Join us for this information session if you are interested in learning about farming. Session includes an overview of agriculture, business planning, a personal assessment, financing information, land options and other resources available.

Date: October 18, 2016
Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Airdrie Agricultural Centre, 97 East Lake Ramp NE, Airdrie
Cost: $25 per person (includes lunch)

Registration: Contact the Ag Info Centre at 1-800-387-6030

Access other Coming Events listed with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.

To access presentations or webinars from past events, visit the Explore Local Resources page.
For more information about the content of this document, contact Eileen Kotowich.
This document is maintained by Abby Verstraete.
This information published to the web on May 4, 2011.
Last Reviewed/Revised on August 22, 2016.