Crop Extension: Resources

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Crop Extension Section provides tools, services, connections and program information to achieve a profitable, sustainable, competitive and innovative agri-food industry in Alberta.

For information on how we can assist your business please call your Development Officer or Agronomy Specialist directly. Alternatively the tools and links below will be able to provide you with more information.

Stop Fusarium Before it Stops You

This 4 minute video gives a quick overview of fusarium management.
Fusarium Management

Click on the picture to see a 30-minute stand-alone presentation outlining the agronomy of Fusarium Head Blight, how it spreads, the impacts of mycotoxins, pertinent regulations, and how to help manage this disease through different seasons.
Meeting Customer Requirements

Entering a new market? Uncertain about whether you can meet regulations and standards?
Click on the image for the free online resource to help you meet requirements.

The e-resource can be downloaded on your computer or tablet at
Biz Info - Starting and Growing a Business

Launching and operating a successful business requires solid business and market planning, and execution of business principles. This link provides helpful business and marketing information essential to planning, operating and growing a successful business.

Click on picture to visit the Biz Info website!

Growing Your Business
Contact your Development Officer to connect with subject matter experts in Product Marketing, International Markets, Business Finance, Productivity Improvement, Food Safety and more...

BAAT - Business Assessment and Action Tool

The Business Assessment and Action Tool (BAAT) was created to help companies become aware of their largest opportunities for growth, and help them prioritize the areas of their business that need to be addressed first. The tool compares how a business is performing relative to best practice in the industry. There are ten key business areas of assessment:
  1. Strategy and Leadership
  2. Operations and Process Improvement
  3. Supply Chain Management
  4. Enterprise Risk Management
  5. Financial Management
  6. Human Resources
  7. Culture
  8. Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
  9. Innovation
  10. Marketing and Sales

Contact your Development Officer for information on the BAAT tool.
Introduction to the Cost of Production e-learning tool
Click on picture to start video!
Food Processing Development Centre (FPDC)

The Food Processing Development Centre is a modern, fully equipped pilot plant and product development laboratory facility. It is staffed with experienced food scientists, engineers and technologists. FPDC services are designed to strengthen and expand the capability of Alberta's food processors to meet the challenges of the marketplace through the application of new technology and the development of new or improved products and processes.
Contact your Development Officer to find out more!

Click on picture to visit the FPDC website!
Business Model Canvas

The Business Model Canvas is a strategic management tool which can be used to describe, design, challenge, and pivot your new and existing business models.

Contact your Development Officer for more information.
Growing Forward 2
Growing Forward 2 is a federal-provincial-territorial partnership with a mandate to drive an innovative, competitive and profitable Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector. Please click here to see if there is a applicable grant program that would meet your needs.
At A Glance: 2017 Programs and Services List
A printable PDF file of grant programs and services available that could help you grow your business.

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For more information about the content of this document, contact Cherril Guennewig.
This information published to the web on October 6, 2016.
Last Reviewed/Revised on September 29, 2017.