october, 2022

07oct6:02 am6:02 amGetting into Horticulture- Choosing Land for Field Crops6:02 am - 6:02 am PT


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Getting into Horticulture- Choosing Land for Field Crops

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About this event

Choosing Land for Field Crops: Join Rob Spencer, Spencer Horticultural Solutions, for an overview of the key features to consider when selecting land for growing horticulture crops. Soil type, access to water, topography, and frost risk can all affect the success of these crops. See how a set of online tools can help you find the information you need.

Bring your questions for Rob during the Q&A time at the end of the meeting. This session will be recorded for participants to view for 30 days following the presentation. This workshop is one in a series of extension events, taking interested growers from planning to production. This session will benefit new producers getting into farming and established farmers looking for new ventures.

This session will be held online via Zoom. The meeting link will be emailed to registered participants. Pre-registration by October 24, 2022 is preferred.


This seminar is part of a series of stand-alone extension events for producers getting into horticulture production. You might also be interested in: Preparing to Plant, November 8, 2022



About our presenter: Rob Spencer is well known by vegetable and fruit growers across Alberta. As the Provincial Commercial Horticulture Specialist for more than 17 years Rob hosted many workshops and field tours, wrote horticulture production manuals, and covered all aspects of production and marketing in more than 130 editions of the monthly Hort Snacks newsletter. In March 2020 Rob started Spencer Horticultural Solutions, delivering customized horticultural consulting services to a range of clients. Currently- Rob is a Horticulture instructor at Olds College- he is teaching the next generation for the horticulture industry in greenhouse and field crop production, including vegetables, fruits, nursery, and specialty crops.

Rob has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a major in Horticulture and a Master of Science (Plant Sciences) from the University of Saskatchewan. He resides with his family in Olds, AB. Rob brings his enthusiasm for horticulture to his volunteer activities as well, including serving on local beautification committees, establishing community gardens, building a community orchard, judging for the Communities in Bloom program, and as a board member of the Alberta Horticultural Association.

Questions? Contact Lorraine Taylor, Horticulturist, Lac Ste. Anne County

email LTaylor@LSAC.ca | phone 1-866-880-5722

Hosted in partnership with MD Greenview and the counties of Barrhead, Lac Ste. Anne, Leduc, Parkland, Sturgeon, Woodlands, and Yellowhead.

Colorful red peppers and tomatoes.


(Friday) 6:02 am - 6:02 am

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