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My year as an Alberta Pulse Director

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Ever since I started growing yellow peas 16 yrs ago I entertained the thought of getting involved in the Alberta Pulse Growers in some way. If you don't know what a pulse is here is a definition from Pulse Canada's website: Pulses are part of the legume family, but the term “pulse” refers only to the dried seed. Dried peas, edible beans, lentils and chickpeas are the most common varieties of pulses. Pulses are very high in protein and fibre, and are low in fat. Like their cousins in the legume family, pulses are nitrogen-fixing crops that improve the environmental sustainability of annual cropping systems. In Alberta Soybeans also fall under APG as well. I enjoyed growing a new crop like Peas and Soybeans with such potential to change the way we farm by adding another plant type to the rotation. I really wanted to share my experiences with other Alberta farmers and help promote this great "tool" in our fight to help with short rotations.
   I had stopped by the A…