Big ideas grow here.

Join the conversation around producer-led, results-driven agriculture and agribusiness research. 
Each month, the uLethbridge Agri-Food Summer Series brings producers and researchers together to discuss southern Alberta’s agriculture industry. Hear from the people who know this industry inside and out as they generate ideas and push the boundaries of our region's agriculture potential.
The uLethbridge Agri-Food Summer Speaker Series is presented in partnership with
Alberta Southwest Regional Alliance & Southgrow Regional Economic Development Logos

Upcoming Event

Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR)

November 30, 2021 |  5:30 p.m  |  Hosted via Zoom

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Danny Le Roy is an associate professor of economics at the University of Lethbridge. He received a BA (Honours) in economics from Carleton University, and his MSc and PhD in agricultural economics from the University of Guelph. He teaches courses in agricultural systems modeling, commodity marketing, agricultural policy and micro-economics. The focus of his research is on livestock production, marketing and trade, emerging markets for irrigation water in southern Alberta, and the impact of renewable energy policies on Canadian agriculture. He has been involved in numerous studies involving systems modelling of farms in Canada and assessments of agricultural policy and trade alternatives.

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Past Events

Fresh produce at a grocery store
The importance and resiliency of agri-food supply chains

 Learn about supply chain logistics and sustainability in Canada from uLethbridge researcher Dr. Mehdi Jourabchi and CEO of Economic Development Lethbridge Trevor Lewington.

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Person holding a drone
GIS & Smart Farming

Featuring uLethbridge researcher Dr. Craig Coburn and producer Remi Schmaltz on how drones, robots and other technologies have significantly increased commercial production, making farms more efficient, profitable and sustainable.

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Bee keeper looking at the bees.
Why the health of agriculture depends on keeping honey bees alive

Featuring uLethbridge researcher Dr. Shelley Hoover and Kevin Nixon, who operates Nixon Honey Farm in Red Deer County, Alberta.

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A field of canola against a dark sky
Modern Crop Production: Challenges and Solutions

Featuring uLethbridge researcher Dr. Tom Jensen and Autumn Barnes, agronomy specialst with the Canola Council of Canada's Crop Production & Innovation team.

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Can we save the planet by directing cattle feed to people?

Featuring uLethbridge researcher Dr. Kim Stanford and Mr. Leighton Kolk of Kolk Farms in Iron Springs, Alta.

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Series schedule

The importance and resiliency of agri-food supply chains

Dr. Mehdi  Jourabchi
uLethbridge researcher

Producer panelist: Trevor Lewington

Dr. Shelley Hoover is here for our bees

Biological sciences and agriculture research associate, Dr. Shelley Hoover is a dedicated beekeeper of over 20 years. She sits as the current president of the Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists and was the …

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Congratulations to the Class of 2021 from the Faculty of Arts & Science

Congratulations to the class of 2021! We wish you all the best of luck in your future endeavours and can't wait to see what you do next. We are so proud of …

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Faculty Friday | Dr. Robert Laird, biological sciences