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Upcoming Events

Riparian Forest Enhancement and Management Courses.  Summer 2018.  Join Cows and Fish and the Agroforestry and Woodlot Extension Society (AWES) for one of the upcoming 2 day courses in riparian management.  If you are a farmer, rancher or acreage owner with a riparian area, consider attending to learn how to maximize the environmental, social and economic benefits of these productive pieces of the landscape.  Field and classroom sessions are included, and participants will build their own unique and site specific management plan.  Dates and locations are as follows:

Northern Sunrise County - June 15-16, 2018

Brazeau County - July 19-20, 2018

Mountain View County - July 23-24, 2018

Lac Ste. Anne County - August 10-11, 2018

M.D. of Greenview - September 7-8, 2018

Vermilion River County - September 21-22, 2018


Please visit: to learn more and to register. 



Grazing School for WomenJune 12 &13, 2018.  Two Hills, AB. Including a tour, demonstrations, and presentations this event is sure to be popular again in 2018.  Topics include everything from pollinators, artificial insemination, calving, beef nutrition, stewardship projects and building your own bee box.   Download the poster and the brochure for more information.  Online registration:  Contact Carolyn Ross at or (403) 506-0965 for more information. Or take a look at some of our past brochures: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017.


Riparian Health Assessment & Plant ID Training.  Calgary Area (Lotic - Stream) – June 15, 2018.  Vermilion Area (Lentic – Lake or Wetland) – July 6, 2018.  Need to enhance your riparian health evaluation skills? Looking to improve your plant identification in the field? Register to spend a day with Cows and Fish staff to improve your understanding of riparian ecology and management.  Download the poster to learn more. 

Click here to register for the Calgary Area field day.

Click here to register for the Vermilion Area field day. 


Cows and Fish Workshop:  Engaging and Communicating with Communities - Lessons Learned.  June 21, 2018.  Red Deer, AB.  We are pleased to be partnering with ReThink Red Deer to deliver this workshop – a chance for you to discuss and learn from Cows and Fish’s experience in awareness and extension work, including delivering unpopular or difficult messages.  Learn more about communications, outreach and how people’s perceptions and values influence how messages are heard.  You will have numerous opportunities to discuss real life challenges and successes you have encountered, in addition to hearing our perspectives and experiences.  Download the agenda to learn more.  Register with ReThink Red Deer:  Phone:403-986-7981  Email:


Crops, Cows, Creeks and Sloughs - Managing Riparian Areas.  June 26, 2018.  Valleyview, AB.  Join Cows and Fish, the Peace Country Beef and Forage Association and the M.D. of Greenview for this one day event to learn more about managing riparian areas in grazing and cropping operations.  Lunch and a field visit are included.  Download the poster for more information and registration details. 


Livestock Off-site Watering System & Fencing Demonstration.  June 28, 2018.  Wheatland County, AB. 
Demonstrations will cover electric fencing, off-site watering systems & troubleshooting and riparian area health and management.  If you are working on a new livestock management project this spring or summer, this workshop will provide you with loads of information.  Register online now. 


Southern Alberta Grazing School for Women.  July 24 & 25, 2018.  Stavely, AB.  Topics for the 2018 grazing school include, grazing principles and practices, electric fencing, verified sustainable beef program, range and riparian health, plant identification, and ranching women.  Download the poster for more information or view the brochureClick here to register online or contact Kristi Stebanuk for more information at: or (403) 382-0927.  Interested in past topics and speakers? VIew the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 brochure.

Past Events

Ladies Livestock Lessons.  January 20, 2018.  Acme, AB.  Download the poster for more information.  Join us for another year of the annual LLL event.  Topics in 2018 include succession planning, sustainable beef production, indoor plant ID tips and tricks, a calving clinic and much more.  Register hereThanks to UFA for sponsoring this event in 2018. Follow LLL on Facebook (along with some other women's grazing schools!).  Contact Kelsey Spicer-Rawe for information at kspicer@cowsandfish.orgor (403) 948-8519. 


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