Ladies Livestock Lessons (LLL) takes place on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at The Heritage Centre near Cremona.
“LLL is designed for women involved in or interested in the profession of managing livestock,” explains Andrea Hanson, livestock extension specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF) and one of the organizers of both events. “It was developed with the goals of encouraging and educating women in the business and to facilitate the opportunity to expand their professional network.”
Some of the workshop topics include:
- species at risk and grazing management
- mental health
- livestock nutrition and alternate feeds
- grazing basics for success
- online beef and forage apps and tools
- livestock pain management
The Canadian Beef Centre of Excellence will be hosting a demonstration and tasting. The cost is $50 and includes all sessions, lunch and snacks.
“LLL is a great opportunity to learn, socialize and connect with farming women,” she adds. “It doesn’t get better than that.”
The twelfth edition of Ranching Opportunities takes place on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the Olds College Alumni Centre.
“Ranching Opportunities is designed for producers managing livestock,” says Hanson. “It was developed with the goal of promoting environmentally and economically sustainable livestock production. The conference offers innovative, thought-provoking sessions tailored to the current industry issues facing livestock producers.”
Guest speaker Jim Gerrish will be talking about getting the most out of your pasture, and he will also present the economics of grazing in a breakout session.
“Jim has visited Alberta producers a number of times over the past few years and each time, we learn something new,” she adds.
Dr. Rebecca Husted, primary instructor and president of Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue, will be speaking about large animal emergency response.
Other topics include:
- quantifying soil carbon
- managing livestock with drones
- designing a water system for more effective grazing and cattle handling
This conference costs $50, including all sessions, lunch and refreshments.
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is one of the partners of Red Bow Agricultural Partnership, the host and creator of both events.