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Satur­day, Jan­uary 20 is an ex­cit­ing day for women in the agri­cul­ture sec­tor as the an­nual Ladies Live­stock Lessons work­shop is set to take place.

The Acme Com­mu­nity Cen­tre will be buzzing with ea­ger par­tic­i­pants and pro­fes­sion­als of dif­fer­ent ar­eas of ex­per­tise.

“It’s a work­shop where you get to learn with other farm­ing women and there are sev­eral things you get to learn about for ex­am­ple suc­ces­sion plan­ning, a bit of graz­ing, farm to plate and so­cial li­cens­ing, calv­ing, plant iden­ti­fi­ca­tion, soft­ware from Cow­bytes,” said Daniela Le­mus, a vol­un­teer tak­ing care of the reg­is­tra­tion for the event. “There’s a whole lot of stuff.”

Cow­bytes is a beef ra­tion bal­anc­ing soft­ware pro­gram that al­lows the user to cal­cu­late nu­tri­ent val­ues and can com­bine ra­tion in­for­ma­tion with man­age­ment and eco­nom­ics. It is an im­por­tant de­ci­sion-mak­ing tool for cat­tle pro­duc­ers when deter­min­ing what to feed the an­i­mal.

The win­ter work­shop will fo­cus on suc­ces­sion plan­ning which will be di­rected by Shauna Feth, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Univer­sity of Al­berta School of Busi­ness. Suc­ces­sion plan­ning is a process which pre­pares fam­i­lies or busi­ness dy­nam­ics for a tran­si­tion into a new role or when a po­si­tion be­comes avail­able.

A pre­sen­ta­tion on the en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact of the beef in­dus­try will be con­ducted by Kelsey SpicerRawe and Fawn Jack­son of Cows & Fish and a ses­sion drinks and be en­ter­tained by the in­fa­mous coun­try co­me­dian/poet “Ol’Ugly”.

Tick­ets for the event can be ob­tained from any His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety mem­ber and at the Bistro on the Board­walk.

Jan­uary birth­day greet­ings go out to Takaleah Day­chief – 1, Ross Annable – 1, Ni­cole Zoller – 1, Tom Fraser – 3, Marj Olive-Kil­patrick – 5, Lawrence Wilkie – 6, Art Tiz­zard – 8, Ari­ane Jensen – 8, Danny Web­ster – 11, Owen Jake Ste­wart – 11, Mar­guar­ite Kerbes – 12, Mike Noon-Ward – 12, In­di­anna Soboleski – 13, Don Saar – 15, Rod Miller – 17, Bill Kirt­ley Jr. – 17, Kee­lan Ste­fanik – 17, Reece Ste­fanik – 17, Thomas Cas­sidy Jr. – 17, Micah Toews – 19, Curt Watts – 22, Mar­ian Rine­hart – 25, John Bolton – 26, Chad Kirt­ley – 27, Chase Skoc­dopole – 28, Austin Day­chief – 28, Brady Dun­can – 28, Ann Tiz­zard – 30, Devon Bould­ing – 31, Aaron Ste­wart – 31, and Adam Ste­wart – 31. on From Farm to Plate and so­cial li­cense by Shan­non and Danny Ruz­icka of Na­tures Green Acres will hap­pen af­ter­ward.

The so­cial li­cense they will be talk­ing about in­volves the ap­proval of the sur­round­ing com­mu­nity and stake­hold­ers who may play a part in your busi­ness as well as so­cial ac­cep­tance of the prac­tice. It is a term for the dy­namic and non­per­ma­nent struc­ture that is sub­ject to change due to spe­cific be­liefs, opin­ions, and per­cep­tions.

“They learn lots, you would be sur­prised how many peo­ple there are in the calv­ing busi­ness not know­ing a whole lot,” said Le­mus. “I think it en­cour­ages them to go to this be­cause it is in­tended for ladies and they don’t feel in­tim­i­dated by it.”

Break­out ses­sions are also planned fea­tur­ing a calv­ing clinic with Dr. Gord Krebs of Dids­bury Ve­teri­nary Ser­vices.

Barry Yarem­cio of Al­berta Agri­cul­ture and Forestry will ex­plain the in’s and out’s of Cow­bytes and the Ladies Live­stock Lessons com­mit­tee will do a hand­son prac­tice ses­sion on plant iden­ti­fi­ca­tion.

“This is a pretty well­rounded work­shop for any­body want­ing to get first hand in­for­ma­tion on top­ics given by very well-rounded ex­perts,” said Le­mus.

The reg­is­tra­tion will cover all meals, ses­sions, and snacks. Reg­is­tra­tion is avail­able on­line at Eventbrite: https://2018LLL.eventbrite. ca/.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Le­mus at 403-3353311 ex­ten­sion 204 or email her at dle­mus@mv­county. com

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