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Terry Hockaday presented Honorary Life Membership

Terry Hockaday, a long-time member of the Alberta Farm Writers’ Association, was presented today with Honorary Life Membership to the association. Terry founded Meristem in 1992. He grew up on a mixed farm in Minitonas, Manitoba – an operation he still runs today in partnership with family. With a B.Sc. in Agriculture, and editorial positions […]

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Dianne Finstad new Honorary Life Member

On June 6, 2019, Dianne Finstad was presented with Honorary Life Membership to the AFWA. Dianne Finstad has specialized in agriculture and rodeo coverage for decades. She began her career in 1981 at CKRD-TV and Radio in Red Deer, where she worked for 25 years as news anchor and reporter and as Ag Director her […]

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AFWA Tour 2019 a success

The annual tour went off without a hitch June 6-7 in the Vegreville-Vermilion area of east-central Alberta. Tour stops included Ault Alpacas, Lakeland College, Old School Cheesery, Ruud Ranch, Nature’s Green Acres, InnoTech Vegreville and Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village. Thank you to our sponsors AFSC, Alberta Milk, Lakeland College, RealAgriculture, Alberta Beef Producers and Glacier […]

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AFWA 2019 Tour & AGM update

Our tour is all but finalized. Barring any severe weather events or fires (!!!) or last-minute changes, we will be touring: Ault Alpacas, Lakeland College, Old School Cheesery, Larry Ruud cattle ranch, Nature’s Green Acres, Innotech Alberta’s Crop Production Research Farm and Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village. THANK YOU to our sponsors: AFSC, Alberta Milk, RealAgriculture, […]

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Tour /AGM 2019 planning under way

The AFWA annual tour and AGM is just around the corner! Mark your calendars for June 5-7, 2019, when we journey to the Vegreville/Vermilion area of the province. Potential tour stops include Lakeland College, Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village and Old School Cheesery. Sponsorships and swag are now being accepted. Contact info@afwa.ca for more information.

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Hart, Sugimoto new honorary life members

During the 2018 AGM in June, two long-time AFWA members were presented with an Honorary Life Membership. Those recipients were Lee Hart and Harry Sugimoto. Lee continues as field editor for Glacier Farm Media and Harry was a long-time employee of Royal Bank and a huge supporter of the Alberta agriculture industry. Lee and Harry […]

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AFWA Tour/AGM 2018

The AFWA Tour & AGM will be held in the Olds-Cochrane corridor this year, June 13-15. As in years past, we will meet and greet the evening of June 13 to kick off two great days of touring. The tour wraps up at 1 p.m. Friday, June 15. AFWA president and tour co-chair Tracey Feist […]

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AFWA names new board

In January 2018, the new board of the Alberta Farm Writers’ Association was named: President: Tracey Feist Past President: Dianne Finstad Secretary-Treasurer: Janet Kanters Director: Trevor Bacque Director: Cole Christensen Director: Karlee Conway Director: Alexis Kienlen

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