Rotary Club of Camrose Speaker Series
Presented by Olson Law
at the Hotel Camrose Resort & Casino
AGRICULTURE: Production and Distribution of Food for the World
Featuring: Don Ruzicka -
Ruzicka Sunrise Farm, Killam
Join us for lunch at 11:45 - cost $20 = RSVP by Friday February 21st
Join us by 12:15 for the Speaker - Free of Charge
Don and his wife Marie farm 50 minutes east of Camrose. They are third generation farmers on the land that Don's grandparents settled in 1909. They purchased the farm in 1983. In 1996, they changed from a conventional model of  farming to an “organic niche market model” using holistic management practices.
The farm has been seeded to forage and has become less dependent on the modern day technology used in industrial farming.This way of farming is more agrarian in nature and has allowed them to become more familiar with the function and importance of the prairie ecosystem. In 2001, Don joined a group of like-minded individuals to form the Iron Creek Watershed Improvement Society, whose goal is “to create an awareness of the impact that we all have on the watershed”. This learning experience stressed the importance of stewardship and has brought about changes on their farm. Sound conservation practices are helping to promote as well as maintain a variety of biodiversity. The bottom line is that it has helped them to realize how important it is to respect and work with nature in the day to day practice of farming.

The 2020 Speaker Series of twelve lunch presentations on Agriculture runs from November 25, 2019 to June 15, 2020. See the complete schedule here. For more information email
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