Now that combines are parked for the year, many farmers are taking in workshops to improve their operations.

Tuesday, November 20 was the "Powering Your Profits" workshop at the Lacombe Memorial Centre put on by the Alberta Canola Producers Commission.

Region Seven Director with the Commission, Mike Ammeter, farms near Sylvan Lake and says they learned about agronomy, marketing, management, and the work being done by the Commimike ammeter abcanolacommission pyp2018 lacombe nov20Alberta Canola Producers Commission Region 7 Director, Mike Ammeter.ssion. 

"We want to convey what's going on at the Commission, you know, how we're using producer dollars, but part of that is, can we take those dollars and help to educate you to make you a more profitable producer."

Ammeter says, one of their speakers talked about dealing with canola diseases like blackleg and clubroot.

"Those are becoming really big challenges for canola producers. It's been around for a while, but it's getting to be a bigger challenge every year. The speakers gave more information for producers and more awareness as to how to live with clubroot."

About 100 people in the agriculture industry came out to the event.

The Lacombe workshop was one of 12 "Powering Your Profits" events which took place across the province.


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