Public lecture and Branch Meeting
UN International Year of Pulses
Allison Ammeter, Chair of Alberta Pulse and Chair of the Canadian International Year of Pulses committees
Thursday, April 21, 2016 6:00-7:00 P.M.
Grant MacEwan University City Centre Campus 10700 104 Ave, Edmonton, Alberta Room 7-138
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Allison Ammeter is a grain farmer and Director with Alberta Pulse Growers. She and her husband of 29 years, Michael, operate a third-generation grain farm in Alberta, Canada. The Ammeters crop approximately 2,000 acres in a rotation of canola, wheat, barley, fababeans and peas, practicing minimum tillage and using variable rate seeding technology. Due to the location close to the Rocky Mountains, the farm experiences an extremely short growing season every year by North American standards.
Allison is Chair of APG, and also serves as Canadian Chair of the International Year of Pulses 2016. Her goal is to serve the pulse growers and industry in as many ways as possible, encouraging farmers to GROW MORE PULSES, and consumers to EAT MORE PULSES.
Allison will be speaking to us about the benefits of pulses – including how they are nutritional, economical, flexible, and sustainable – and how they benefit Canada as well as many other countries in the world. She will be sharing with us initiatives of Alberta Pulse Growers, as well as Canadian plans to celebrate International Year of Pulses 2016. Prepare to be amazed at peas, beans, lentils and chickpeas by the end of the evening!