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Introducing Alberta Crop Diagnostic Days

June 19, 2024 (Calgary, AB)Alberta Grains, Alberta Pulse Growers, and Alberta Canola have joined together with SARDA, Olds College of Agriculture and Technology and Lakeland College to host three field days across the province to showcase agronomic and crop management topics that are top of mind for farmers, agronomists, and industry across Alberta.

The Alberta Crop Diagnostic Days will occur as a collaborative partnership at three locations:

  • Tuesday, July 23, 2024 | Lakeland College in Vermilion, AB
  • Wednesday, July 24, 2024 | SARDA Ag Research in Donnelly, AB
  • Wednesday, July 31, 2024 | AgSmart at Olds College in Olds, AB

Alberta Grains, Alberta Pulse, and Alberta Canola are collaborating with Lakeland College, SARDA, and Olds College to bring this co-branded, industry-recognized agricultural diagnostic day under a single banner.

The partnership between three different organizations and three crop commissions will showcase the latest agronomic information for producers and agronomists to ensure the newest research being conducted in the prairies gets to those who need it.

"Our aim is to foster collaboration and deliver a consistent extension experience that brings value back to farms," says Jeremy Boychyn, Director of Research Agronomy & Extension at Alberta Grains.

All the partners involved are working to ensure the Alberta Diagnostic Days facilitate knowledge exchange among experts from post secondaries, provincial commissions, researchers, farmers, agronomists, students, and stakeholders to share cropping systems research knowledge and crop-specific management practices in Alberta.

"We are thrilled to host farmers and industry at three distinct locations in Alberta, showcasing research funded by different crop commissions: Alberta Grains, Alberta Pulse, and Alberta Canola, as well as the research being conducted by SARDA, Olds College and Lakeland College," said Boychyn.

The first two Alberta Crop Diagnostic Days events in Vermilion and Donnelly are free of charge and include a catered hot lunch. Click here to register for those events.

Tickets for the AgSmart event in Olds can be purchased in advance, with options for single-day and two-day passes. Registration includes morning coffee, and onsite food trucks will offer various lunch options. For more information about the conference agenda, speakers, and tickets, please visit

“I can speak for both Olds and Lakeland College when I say that we’re thrilled to be one of the host organizations for the Alberta Crop Diagnostic Day. This event represents a unique opportunity to collaborate with and learn from experts from all different backgrounds within the agricultural industry,” says Vance Yaremko, Executive Director at SARDA Ag Research. “This dynamic partnership with both crop commissions and educational institutions promises to showcase the most innovative and cutting-edge research in the agricultural sector. The province-wide commitment to fostering growth and development in agriculture is stronger than ever, and we look forward to contributing to the future of agricultural research in Alberta.”

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