Ag Events Calendar

Events and Opportunities for Producers

Getting into Horticulture Phase 3

Agricultural Services Calendar
07.22.2022 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


CANCELLED! We apologize for any inconvenience.
To be rescheduled - stay tuned. 

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 some 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 3 weeks 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.

Date: Thursday, March 31
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Presented via Zoom
Cost: $21 (GST included)

About Event Host Rob Spencer

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 production, 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, and judging for the Communities in Bloom program. Rob brings his professional and technical expertise as a board member of the Alberta Horticultural Association.

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

Questions? Contact Lac Ste. Anne County Horticulturist Lorraine Taylor at (toll-free 1.866.880.5722) or LTaylor (@)


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