Local auctioneer honoured with the industry champion award

By Rob VogtAll Rob Bergevin ever wanted to do was be involved, help protect, and grow his industry.In a ceremony in Olds on Saturday, May 13, Bergevin was honoured with the Industry Champion Award through the Livestock Markets Association of Canada.It was the fourth time in the association’s long history this award was given out.“I had no idea,” Bergevin said. “It … Read more

Harvest in 2022 turns in above-average yields

By Rob Vogt – Local Press WriterIt was an above-average harvest for Alberta producers this year.Alberta Agriculture issued an update on Oct. 27 stating that for more than a century, agriculture has contributed to Alberta’s economic success and identity.As global events threaten the viability of supply chains and food security, the international community is looking to Alberta to put food … Read more

Dunlop family receives BMO Farm Family Award

By Frank McTighe Local Press ContributorA fifth generation Granum-area farm family was among 19 recipients of Farm Family Awards on July 11 at the Calgary Stampede.The Dunlop family was recognized during an awards ceremony hosted by sponsor BMO at Stampede Park.The 19 recipient families were treated to a reception and brunch and an afternoon at the Calgary Stampede rodeo.They also … Read more

M.D. of Willow Creek declares agricultural disaster

By Rob Vogt Local Press WriterThe council of the Municipal District of Willow Creek has declared an agricultural disaster exists in the municipality.On June 9, the M.D. issued a statement that the Municipal District of Willow Creek council passed a resolution during its June 8 council meeting, declaring an agricultural disaster.The Alberta Crop Report of May 31, 2022 indicated the … Read more