Open House & Pancake Breakfast at J.H. Helm Research Centre
Jul 29, 2014
On Tuesday, July 29, 2014, members of the the Chamber's Board of Directors, including President Keith Meyers and Directors Paula Law and Justin Graham, joined Executive Director Paul Myers at the Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development’s Field Crop Development Centre, just south of Lacombe. The Chamber was there, along with many other invited guests, to enjoy a complimentary Pancake Breakfast and tour of the facility.
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development’s Field Crop Development Centre invited guests to come and learn more about the Lacombe research group that has released 40 barley, triticale and winter wheat varieties over their more than 40 years of operation. Visitors had a chance to take a look at the growth rooms and chambers, plot and research equipment, and labs. It was a very informative morning, and the facilities were impressive. The Chamber was very glad to learn more about this intriguing facility, which employs around 50 staff members and does important agricultural research and development for Alberta. Who knew barley pancakes were so delicious!