Friday, September 25, 2020

Growers pumped over new forage position

by Ed White, Western Producer, December 8, 2016

After years of stagnation, Agriculture Canada said the recent hiring will give pasture and forage research a much-needed boost

They provide a multibillion-dollar Canadian farm industry, but forages and grasslands get little respect.

That’s an agricultural attitude that committed farmers and researchers vow to change.

“Ag Canada has really gotten the message,” Reynold Bergen, science director of the Beef Cattle Research Council, said during the Canadian Forage and Grassland Association’s annual conference in Winnipeg Nov. 17, referring to the new forage researchers hired by the federal agriculture department.

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Posted Dec 10, 2016

Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference Scholarship

The SBIC scholarship recognizes students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources in the 3rd or 4th year of their degree or students in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine with an interest in beef cattle and/or forage production. For the 2017 competition, SBIC has committed one scholarship, valued at $2,000.00. The recipient will also receive a free registration to the Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference. To learn more about eligibility restrictions and selection criteria, click here

Posted November 26, 2016

Saskatchewan Advisory Council on Forage Crops

The Sasgift basketkatchewan Advisory Council on Forage Crops (SACFC) is a long standing, voluntary committee made up of representatives from  government, industry, producer groups, and researchers. Each year, this group of people come together to share information on forage research projects, current or newly developing forage industry issues and research needs. This year the meeting was held on November 7 & 8 in Saskatoon. I would like to extend a thank you to the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation for their continued support of this meeting. I would also like to extend my sincere appreciate to Tim Oleksyn of South Ranch at Shellbrook, SK for his donation of a beautiful gift basket given out as a door prize. Tim’s long-term, continued support for forage research is truly appreciated!   Sarah Sommerfeld PAg, SACFC Chair      SCIC logo

Posted November 26, 2016   


Green Jobs Eligible for Wage Subsidy

The Career Focus Green Jobs program is offering wage subsidies to help employers with an environmental focus hire new graduates. The program targets small and medium sized businesses to help reduce the cost barriers of hiring new graduates by subsidizing their salary by 50 per cent to a maximum of $13,500 per year. Its purpose is to help employers hire the talent they need and help recent graduates initiate a career.

Posted Nov 24, 2016

A Special Thank You to Saskatchewan Forage Council Sponsors



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The SFC also gratefully acknowledges funding for…
Facilitating Forage Initiatives in Saskatchewan’ project through the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association Industry Development Fund (SCAIDF)