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  Hort Snacks - January 2019
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Featured Website

Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) – Awareness campaign about international foreign workers (videos)


Mental Snacktime - Resolve

  • “Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.” – Denis Waitley
  • “Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.” – Rene Descartes
  • “To make our way, we must have firm resolve, persistence, tenacity. We must gear ourselves to work hard all the way. We can never let up.” – Ralph Bunche
  • “I believe that my worth is not measured by what I do, by the honors that are bestowed upon me, or by material wealth that I might obtain. Instead, I am measured by the courage I show while standing for my beliefs, by the dedication I exhibit to ensure my word is good, and the resolve I undertake to establish my actions and deeds as honorable.” – Burgess Owens
  • “The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves as you advance. Proceed, and light will dawn, and shine with increasing clearness on your path.” – Jim Rohn
  • “There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there's only scarcity of resolve to make it happen.” – Wayne Dyer
  • “Wise to resolve, and patient to perform.” – Homer
  • “Resolve and thou art free.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Q and A

Q: What are your business-related New Year’s resolutions?

A: While I hope for a busier year I make 0 resolutions preferring to work daily to make life easier
A: Market better. Pull more weeds. Merry Christmas to you and yours and a very Happy New Year.
A: Establish 5 new, active business relations
A: Get my operations up and running
A: Strive to be more efficient
A: To make an 'official' binder full of standard operating procedures. Lol. So everyone performs work tasks the same. This will also include an approximate amount of time allowed for each task
A: I’d like to source a decent amount of funding to allow me to do some useful extension programing, with a focus on new horticulture producers, to help grow the industry. I’d also like to establish a nice, clear plan for the department to support the growth of the horticulture industries in Alberta – R. Spencer (AAF)

Next Month’s ? What is something that you identified last year as needing a change or an update, which you are planning on implementing in 2019?

In the News
Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) Programs – “The Partnership”

Have a look at the new Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) Program website (www.cap.alberta.ca). CAP is a five-year, $3 billion federal-provincial-territorial investment in the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector. It is the successor of the 2013-18 Growing Forward 2 (GF2) partnership.

In Alberta, CAP represents a federal - provincial investment of $406 million in strategic programs and initiatives for the agricultural sector. The roll-out of the CAP program suite in Alberta began in April, 2018, and consisted of a phased roll-out of 15 programs over the spring, summer and fall of 2018. Applications and program details consisting of cost-shares and eligible activities and/or items are released with the opening of each program. The criteria for eligibility are made available along with the program details.

Please note, there are some differences between CAP and GF2 programs, including many of the programs being merit-based (as opposed to 1st come/1st served), with specific intake periods staged throughout the year. Check each program for specifics.
In Alberta, CAP will deliver programs developed in consultation with stakeholders, and is organized under five themes: Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change; Products, Market Growth and Diversification; Science and Research; Risk Management; and Public Trust.

If you had subscribed to receive updates from the GF2 website, you will have to re-subscribe for updates from CAP. Click on the ORANGE button in the upper right of the CAP homepage, to subscribe.

The details on the 5 themes of programs have been released and a number of programs are open. Programs will open and close at different times, depending on intake periods, program capacities, etc. The following programs are included:
Environmental Sustainability & Climate Change Theme
  • Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change - Group
  • Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change - Producer
  • Farm Water Supply
  • Irrigation Efficiency
Products, Market Growth and Diversification Theme
  • Products to Market
  • Value-added Products to Market
  • Emerging Opportunities in Food and Agri-Processing
Science and Research Theme
  • Accelerating the Advancement of Agricultural Innovation
  • Adapting Innovative Solutions in Agriculture
Public Trust Theme
  • Agriculture and Food Sustainability Assurance Initiatives
  • Public Agriculture Literacy
  • Youth Agriculture Education
Risk Management Theme
  • Risk Mitigation
    • Animal Health Biosecurity
    • Animal Health Traceability
    • Animal Welfare Humane Slaughter
    • Food Safety
    • Irrigation Conveyance Works
    • Farm Safety
    • Plant Health
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Surveillance
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This information published to the web on December 12, 2018.