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Canada: University of Alberta’s South Campus Urban Farm

Stan Blade, the dean of the faculty of agricultural, life and environmental sciences surveying spring crop planting at the south campus of the University of Alberta. (John Robertson/CBC)

“All of those things that are important for Alberta farmers, for Canadian farmers,” he said. “That work is going on right here at our research station.”

By Adrienne Lamb
CBC
May 20, 2017

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He points to crop research just gearing up and industry advances in poultry, swine and dairy.

“All of those things that are important for Alberta farmers, for Canadian farmers,” he said. “That work is going on right here at our research station.”

The farm’s history is celebrated at the Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences Museum snuggled between Foote Field and the Saville Community Sports Centre.

Curator Jack Francis, who began working in animal research at the university in 1949, has collected more than 500 artifacts from hand tools used to work the fields to horse drawn buggies and carriages.

“I retired and laid low for a couple of years and then I thought, I know there’s stuff around the old barns and we gathered it together and started in 2000,” Francis said.

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