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Governments, University of Saskatchewan and Industry Invest in Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Released on July 30, 2015 

Today Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart committed $10 million in funding under Growing Forward 2 for a new Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence at the University of Saskatchewan.

The University of Saskatchewan has committed an additional $7 million for construction costs in addition to providing land. The Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association (SCA) is also contributing $1 million to the project.

The new centre will serve as a unique research, teaching, outreach and industry training hub that unites agriculture and veterinary researchers, producers, industry, governments and academia.

To view the full article, click here.

Posted August 4, 2015


Federal Investment Will Help Manitoba Famers Predict the Effects of Flood and Drought on Farmland

Agricultural and Agri-Food Canada Press Release June 13, 2016

Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced today an investment of over $1.1 million for the Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association to develop a hydrology model of the Assiniboine River Basin that will help predict the effects of flooding, excess moisture and extreme drought on agricultural lands.     

Based on the new model, a web-based tool will be developed that farmers can use to gather information on their farmland to help effectively manage moistures levels and mitigate risk associated with drought and flooding.

Information collected will contribute to better risk management strategies for farmers and the agricultural sector and could potentially lead to the development of new and improved insurance products.

To view the full news release, click here.

Posted July 14, 2016


APAS Recognizes Provincial Investment in Agriculture

APAS Recognizes Provincial Investment in Agriculture

Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan, June 2, 2016 News Release

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is pleased with the funding commitment provided for agriculture in the 2016/17 provincial budget, which was tabled Wednesday morning.

“By continuing to fund current agricultural programs and services, the budget for 2016/17 clearly recognizes the important role that agriculture plays in sustaining economic growth now and into the future,” said Norm Hall, APAS President.

The 2016-17 budget maintained funding for important agricultural business risk management programs including crop insurance, AgriInvest and AgriStability. The government will also continue to invest in strategic initiatives in the areas of research and innovation, business development, and programs to enhance awareness of our industry’s commitment to safe and sustainable production practices.

“Agriculture is an essential industry in the province, accounting for thousands of jobs and over a third of provincial exports,” Hall says. “APAS welcomes the support and recognition for agriculture provided through today’s budget.”

For more information, please contact:
Norm Hall
APAS President
306-530-3886
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Posted June 4, 2016


SK Forage Council Annual Meeting and Tour

July 26, 2016 near Saskatoon, SK 

Join the SFC for our 18th Annual Meeting and Tour! This year's event will be held in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Forage Seed Development Commission's (SFSDC) Forage Crop Summer Field Tour. The tour will be hosted by the University of Saskatchewan Crop Development Centre. 

Tour the Kernen Research Farm and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Farm, hear updates on the SFC's activities at the AGM, followed by presentation of the Forage Industry Innovation Award.  This award was developed by the Saskatchewan Forage Council in 2008 to acknowledge exemplary innovation, leadership, service and stewardship in Saskatchewan’s forage industry by producers, land managers, agency staff and researchers.

Registration is free and refreshments are provided. please pre-register with the Saskatchewan Forage Council: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 306.329.3116.

Posted May 7, 2016


A Special Thank You to Saskatchewan Forage Council Sponsors

 

Gold

NH Agr 3D

 

Silver

BrettYoung logo NEW

Union Forage  
Abbey Resources Corp
ProvenSeed 2Colour small
Boehringer logo

 

Bronze

Ducks Unlimited Northstar
Pickseed SeCan
Ponderosa Ag Sales SCIC
 FCC smaller  

 

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

SCA