September 1, 2022

Alberta Certified Weed Free Forage Inspector Training Field Day

Come on out to the Alberta Certified Weed Free Forage Inspector Training Field Day!

WHEN: Wednesday, September 14 from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM.
WHERE: 51 Ave, Wildwood (Wildwood Community Association)

This FREE event will allow you to learn more about the program, experience a mock inspection, participate in practice inspections, enjoy a free lunch, and more!

Registration is required to take part! The deadline to register is Monday, September 12 at noon. Applicator Credit for Pest Management will be offered. To register, visit

All current and potential Weed Free Forage Inspectors are welcome to attend. All appointed Weed Inspectors are eligible to become Certified Weed Free Forage Inspectors. Contact the Alberta Invasive Species Council if you would like to become an inspector.
Please note: Only Weed Inspectors can become certified Weed Free Forage Inspectors.

The first half of the event may also be useful for potential Certified Weed Free Forage producers. If you have potential producers in your municipality, please extend the invitation to them.

If you have any questions, please contact the Alberta Invasive Species Council at 587 999 0954.

Note: Pre-order twine from Laura Poile Twine is $25.88 a roll and a box of 2 rolls is $51.76. Strength is 9600/170. Two to four cases will do just under 160 acres of square bales at 2 ton/acre.

10:30 – 10: 45WelcomeJennifer Benson (Yellowhead County) & Megan Evans (AISC)
10:45 – 11:30Overview of the Program
– inspection preparation
– inspection process, weed species, etc
– inspection form
– Transit certificate
– Twine
– Promoting the program in your municipality
– why producers should participate
TBD. Attendees are encouraged to watch the first hour of
the training video, which can be found here.
11:30 – 12:00Lunch (provided)
12:00 – 1:00Mock inspectionTBD
1:00 – 1:45Practice inspectionsIndividual or with partners
1:45 – 2:15Review of practice inspectionsGroup
2:15 – 2:30Review of day and discussion of next stepsJennifer & Megan