Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Registration Now Open - Farm Ladies Round Table Winter Retreat

Registration is now open for the 2013 Farm Ladies Round Table Winter Retreat in Olds January 18 & 19, 2013!  We are looking foward to having you join us to connect, network, learn and socialize.  You have two options to register, online or by phone.  To register online, click on the "register" tab at the top left of this page.  To register by phone contact Mountain View County at (403) 335-3311 ext 143.  Registration deadline is January 11th, 2013.  Register early, space is limited to the first 40 ladies.

Advance payment ($40.00 including GST) is required and can be mailed to:
Mountain View County
c/o Amber Hines
PO Bag 100, Didsbury, Alberta, T0M 0W0

Or phone to pay by credit card: 
Phone: (403) 335-3311 ext 143

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Farm Ladies Round Table Winter Retreat. January 18 & 19, 2013. Olds, AB

An opportunity to learn, connect and socialize with other ranching and farming women and Olds College students! Brought to you by the organizers of Ladies Livestock Lessons & Olds College. Sessions include speaker Leona Dargis, Nuffield Scholar, bringing us an international perspective on Women in Agriculture, a lively Mock Auction to hone your bidding and buying skills, and round table discussions on pasture management, farm administration, cropping from seed to harvest and interpreting your feed tests and ration balancing.  More information and registration details to be posted here soon!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

We Need Your Feedback on 2013 Ladies Livestock Lessons Event!

Ladies Livestock Lessons is planning a winter weekend getaway for women in the farming and ranching community and Olds College students in Olds.  This will be an opportunity to network, learn and kick back and relax with your fellow women in agriculture while bridging the generation gap.  We are looking for input on this event as the committee works to plan this exciting event!  We appreciate you taking a few minutes to fill out the survey and return it to Laura Gibney: laura@foothillsforage.com  or simply just post a few comments here on the blog!

Tentative Date: 5:00pm Friday January 18 – 4:00pm Saturday January 19 2013

I am interested in attending an event like this:                 Yes                         No

Please number the below topics in order of interest (1 being most interested)

Informational Topics

                Stocking rates: calculating and managing grazing density

                Balancing the books: Break evens

                Feed tests:  What do they mean?

                Farm Women’s Mentorship Program

                Cowbytes: How to balance rations

                Livestock Nutrition

                Direct Marketing: How and where to advertise your products

                Human Resources:  The human side of ranching/farming

                Pasture management

Fun Activities

                 Auction: Mock bull sale

                Poker Rally

                Recipe Exchange

                Silent Auction

                Yoga Session

Thanks for your feedback!  We hope to see you soon at a new Ladies Livestock Lesson's event!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Ladies Livestock Lessons 2012 Cancelled.

We are sad to report that due to lower than usual registrations we've had to cancel the 2012 Ladies Livestock Lessons event.  We hope to be back in 2013 with an even better program and fantastic event for our central Alberta lady ranchers and farmers.  The Ladies Livestock Lessons committee sincerely apologises for this change, but it just wasn't fiscally possible for us to proceed with the number of ladies registered as of the registration deadline.

If you have any feedback for us, or would like to comment, please feel free to get in touch with us!  (kspicer@cowsandfish.org or klewis@rdcounty.ca).   We enjoy hearing from you, and always incorporate any feedback provided on topics, speakers, and location into our future events. 

Thursday, May 31, 2012

June 8th, 2012 Registration Deadline!

Only one more week to register for the 2012 Ladies Livestock Lessons.  We've still got a few spaces available, so register now to save yourself a seat!  Our field sites have been selected for the DAY 2 outdoor sessions and we'll be visiting Ghostpine Creek, just south of Pine Lake.  You'll get your boots dirty learning about Cowgirl Range and Riparian Managment and you'll also get to try your hands at some fencing techniques.  Have you got a trouble spot on a creek, or do you wish you had more willows to keep your streambank in place?  We'll be trying out some bioengineering techniques using native, locally collected willow cuttings that you can try at home.  Root, shoot and grow!  Don't forget about our session with Les Burwash on Working Ranch Horse Nutrition.  And you asked for it last year, more on Edible Plants!  We're looking forward to it, and look forward to meeting all of you, and seeing some familiar faces from previous years! 

Friday, April 27, 2012

Join us in Pine Lake June 14th & 15th for Ladies Livestock Lessons.  This is our 6th annual event, and is sure to be a hit with ranching and farming women of central Alberta.  Our committee has put together an exciting agenda including an edible plant walk, working ranch horse nutrition, cowgirl range an riparian managment, bioengineering - natural streambank restoration, and hands-on fencing!  Register by June 8th to save yourself a spot!

Friday, March 9, 2012

2012 Ladies Livestock Lessons Dates Announced!

The 2012 dates and location for Ladies Livestock Lessons have been set - June 14th and 15th on the shores of Pine Lake, AB.  We'll be staying at the Pine Lake Christian Camp.  Our agenda is nearly set and includes outdoor and indoor seminars such as an edible plants walk, horse nutrition, bioengineering, hands-on fencing, and cowgirl range and riparian management.  Registration details to follow soon!