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  Hort Snacks - December 2018
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Featured Website

The Do More Agriculture Foundation
(Championing mental health in the agriculture industry)

Mental Snacktime – Education / Training

  • “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
  • “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle
  • “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin
  • “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein
  • “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” – Kofi Annan
  • “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things.” – Jean Piaget
  • “The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.” – Morihei Ueshiba
  • “Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.” – Mark Twain
Q and A

Q: What is the BEST training event you have EVER participated in?

A: Not an event, but, training/employ under a mentor that let me succeed and fail
A: Best training ever was to dispense with the use of diapers! How’s that? Second was to retain a sense of humour
A: Some of the CDC north workshops Dr. Mirza did on specific Greenhouse Topics. Also the bus trips, (e.g. Two Day Trip to SK a couple years ago), lots of good discussions between participants.
A: Woodland Trainers Association Chainsaw course
A: It seems all training events are useful but the best seems to be real life. Every session as offered ideas that can be used in my growing and marketing endeavors
A: Potato workshop was great!
A: Train the trainer course that I attended when I worked for the Alberta Gov.
A: The Alberta Science Network had a training last spring to help all of us delivering presentations in their "Scientists and Engineers in the Classroom" program. We had to come prepared with our material. The morning was about best practices and successes they have seen and the afternoon was about us each getting up and doing 5-10mins of material. The rest of us got to act like the age of the class they were presenting to (usually elementary schools age) which made it a lot of fun! After we helped them work on ways to improve and talk what we liked. What I liked about it was it was a small group (8 people) who were really dedicated to what they were doing so everyone put in a lot of effort.
A: Attending the Olds College Horticulture program. Attending intensive two day Berry Schools which covered all aspects of growing strawberries, raspberries and Saskatoons

Next Month’s ? What are your business (or work)-related New Year’s Resolutions?

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.

As of December 1, 2018, details on most parts of 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 (not accepting applications)
  • Value-added Products to Market (not accepting applications)
  • Emerging Opportunities in Food and Agri-Processing (not accepting applications)
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 (not accepting applications)
  • Surveillance

Funding Program Posters
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This information published to the web on November 28, 2018.