The 2018 Alberta Milk Dairy Conference was held in Calgary on November 21st and the East of Olds Dairy Farmer Study Club was recognized with the Dairy Industry Achievement Award (DIAA). According to Alberta Milk, the award seeks to convey the respect that Alberta's dairy farmers hold for the people and organizations that go above and beyond to help sustain and grow the dairy industry.
The Dairy Industry Achievement Award was recently presented to the East Olds Dairy Farmer Study Club.
Secretary Miranda Verhoef says they are a group of dairy producers that started the Club about 15 years ago.
They meet around the kitchen table to discuss various topics with about 20 farms involved.
Verhoef says one of their big initiatives is Breakfast on the Dairy Farm which started 5 years ago.
About 300 people came out to the inaugural event at Huntcliff Dairy near Olds in 2012, now other dairy farmers around the province have hosted their own breakfast on the farm. You can visit Breakfast on the Dairy Farm on Facebook for more information.
Verhoef says it is great to be supported by fellow producers.
The East Olds Dairy Farmer Study Club involves about 20 farms. Verhoef is a dairy farmer from near Bowden.
According to Alberta Milk, the group inspires other farmers and closes the gap between farmers and consumers.
A hit & run incident on the Sunchild First Nation during the early morning hours of Friday, May 17th has claimed the life of a 39 year old mother of five. Rocky Mountain House RCMP are seeking information from anyone who may have seen this incident which occurred on the main road, about 2.2 kilometres west of the school road.
Airdrie RCMP are investigating a car jacking which occurred in Crossfield. A 16 year old male reported that his vehicle was taken by two males with a firearm on Saturday at about 11:55am. Police say the victim was approached by two males, one of which allegedly produced a handgun.
Didsbury council approved the town's 2019 tax rate bylaw during the regular meeting on Tuesday, May 14th. Mayor Rhonda Hunter says there will be a 2% decrease for the business community on the non-residential side. As for residential ratepayers, there is a 2% increase. Hunter adds the assessments overall in the community are down compared to last year, generally due to the economic outlook in Alberta. Non-residential ratepayers will save about $70 in taxes compared to last year, following a discussion with the Didsbury Chamber according to Mayor Hunter.