April 2, 2019

It has been a busy meeting season that is now coming to an end! I want to share with you some of the highlights from the events I attended this year with the Advancing Ag program. The first major conference of the year was Farmtech, where not only did I get to meet a lot of new faces but also enjoyed learning on many different topics. These included topics such as foliar nutrient...

October 16, 2018

My AdvancingAg journey is off to a great start! This September I was able to participate in an event called ‘City Slickers,’ which is held out in Parkland County, Alberta. The City Slickers program works with Edmonton-area schools and brings over 1000 children from grades 4 and 5 out to Parkland County farms to learn about where their food comes from and the farm life! This is a...

August 13, 2018

My name is Marissa Gehlert, and I am thrilled to be a part of the Advancing Ag Future Leaders Program for 2018/2019. I grew up on a dairy/mixed farm in Parkland County, Alberta. As soon as I was old enough to bottle feed the calves and help out with chores I knew that the farm was my happy place. The older I became, the more I wanted to be a part of the daily operations at home a...

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