Dr. Linda Jewell a Research Scientist in Plant Pathology with Agriculture Agri-Food Canada will be speaking during a webinar at Olds College on Tuesday, December 12th. The topic will be Understanding and Managing Foraging Diseases. It is free and open to producers from the region and students so they can learn about the latest beef cattle research.
There is an opportunity on Tuesday, December 12th for producers from the region to join students for a free webinar session to learn about the latest beef cattle research and how they can apply it to their own operation.
It will be the first in a series of webinar sessions, thanks to a partnership between Olds College and the Beef Cattle Research Council.
Kaley Segboer is the Business Development Coordinator for the Technology Access Centre for Livestock Production at Olds College. She says the viewing will allow producers with less than ideal technology and internet at home to participate in the webinar.
It is slated for 5pm this Tuesday in the Bell e-Learning Centre at Olds College in room 954/955 and the topic will be Understanding and Managing Foraging Diseases.
Segboer says the speaker will be Dr. Linda Jewell - a Research Scientist in Plant Pathology with Agriculture Agri-Food Canada.
Olds College will continue to present the drop in webinar viewing series into 2018 with the events being held monthly.
The first one in the new year will be on January 23rd. The topic will be Preventing Reproductive Wrecks with Dr. Cheryl Waldner from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.
Visit oldscollege.ca for more information including a list of the entire series of upcoming webinars.
Brian Burke from the Calgary Flames and Craig MacTavish from the Edmonton Oilers will provide the hotstove lounge entertainment in Olds on February 2nd. They are the special guest speakers for the upcoming Hockey Alberta Foundation's Every Kid Every Community event at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites. Mike Pieper, President of the Olds Minor Hockey Association, says they will also have a great selection of silent auction items. The tickets to the event cost $50 dollars each and they are available online from the Olds Minor Hockey website or the Hockey Alberta website.
A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed on Wednesday, January 17th by Calgary Economic Development and Olds College to create the leading smart agri-food corridor in Canada. The Calgary-Olds Smart Agri-Food Corridor will leverage Calgary's global corporate presence and distribution hub with Olds College's applied research and integrated learning, according to Calgary Economic Development.
The Bank of Canada says the recent run of strong economic data has prompted it to raise its trend-setting interest rate to 1.25 per cent from one per cent. The central bank says there has been healthier-than-anticipated consumption and residential investment, thanks to Canada's solid job creation. Donna Carson, Licenced Insolvency Trustee with MNP serving Calgary & Central Alberta, says it does not sound like a big increase but other surveys out there right now show that Canadians have the largest amount of debt in the world.
Energy Efficiency Alberta continues to refine and expand its programs. Chief Executive Officer Monica Curtis says to watch for announcements on new and expanded programs throughout 2018. According to Curtis, Alberta business has really responded with the opportunity to work with their customers.
Both the Olds Lacrosse Association and the Alberta Junior Hockey League's Olds Grizzlys have made presentations and requests to the town of Olds requesting very different sport specific usage options for the main surface of the SportsComplex.this spring.