Monday, June 26, 2017

If you have an upcoming event which you would like posted to our site, please contact us, providing date, location, contact information and any other pertinent details. 


Swift Current Research and Development Centre Grazing and Forage Field Day

June 27, 2017

Swift Current, SK

The Grazing and Forage Field Day at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Swift Current Research and Development Centre will showcase the latest forage and grazing research projects supported by government and industry. Join us for plot / pasture tours and oral presentations focused on new and long-term forage and grazing research that is relevant to Southern Saskatchewan. Admission is $10 and includes beverages, snacks and lunch.

For more information click here. To register contact Trevor Lennox at 306.778.8294 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Soil Health Workshop

June 27 and 29, 2017

Mervin and Swift Current, SK

Plan to attend a workshop at Mervin on June 27 or AAFC Swift Current Research and Development Centre on June 29: a practical overview of soil health with Nicole Masters of Integrity Soils. Nicole is an agro-ecologist, educator and systems thinker with over 18 years of extensive, practical and theoretical experience in regenerative farming practices.

To register contact the Agriculture Knowledge Centre at 1-866-457-2377. Registration deadline June 22, 2017. View the: Mervin Poster, Swift Current Poster.


Forages in the Field Workshop

June 28, 2017

Brock, SK

The Saskatchewan Forage Council's 4th annual Forages in the Field Workshop: Where Reclamation and Agronomy Meet is returning to the Brock, SK area on June 28th, 2017.  Past participants continue to return year after year to this in-depth training course specifically designed for reclamation and environmental practitioners. Participants consistently comment on the high quality information and practical learning they get from attending the day. Many make this their "go-to" event of the year. Experts in plant ID gain as much from the course as beginners, as we tailor one-on-one learning.

View the poster here. For more information or to register contact Leanna at the Saskatchewan Forage Council: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 306.329.3116


International Bison Conference

July 4-8, 2017

Big Sky, MT

The International Bison Conference (IBC) is held every five years and is a celebration of the American bison. The event draws nearly 500 attendees from around the world! The 2017 IBC will be an exceptional event in part due to its location, Big Sky Montana. Big Sky is just one hour outside of Yellowstone National Park, and just 30 minutes from Ted Turner’s famed Flying D bison ranch, both of which we’ll tour as part of the conference. Please mark your calendars for this special event that is not to be missed!

To learn more visit the website or view the agenda.


From Soup to Nuts Pasture Field Day

July 5, 2017

Mistatim, SK

Hosted by the Carrot River Valley Watershed Association and Saskatchewan Agriculture, this event covers topics from water to grass to everything in between! Event from 1-4PM at the Burnt Out Creek Ranch near Mistatim, SK. Registration is $10, registration deadline July 3.

For more information, visit Saskatchewan Agriculture or view the poster here. Contact the Tisdale Regional Office at 306.878.8842 to register.


Leafy Spurge Field Day

July 6, 2017

Elbow,  SK

The South Sask River AEGP in conjunction with Willner Elbow Grazing Corp is hosting a Leafy Spurge Field Day at the Elbow Pasture from 1:30 to 3:30 PM. Topics include spurge management, control burns, beetles, multispecies grazing, chemical and more.

To register contact Kerry at 306.460.4987 by June 30. To view the poster, click here.


Forage Seed Summer Research Tour and BBQ

July 27, 2017

Melfort, SK

This year’s forage seed research Field Tour and Barbecue will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Research Farm, located 2.5 km south of Melfort SK on Highway #6. The tour will be hosted by SFSDC, the Northeast Agriculture Research Foundation (NARF), AAFC and Saskatchewan Agriculture. There is no charge. Register on-site at 1:15 PM with plots tours from 1:30 to 4:30 PM. A barbecue will follow at 4:30 PM. This will be an excellent opportunity to look at the forage crop research being done at the Melfort station and to visit with fellow forage seed producers.

To learn more visit the SFSDC website.


Saskatchewan Pasture Tour

August 3, 2017

Foam Lake area, SK

The Saskatchewan Pasture Tour is scheduled for August 3, 2017, this annual event is a great opportunity to get out and connect with forage and livestock producers  and to see innovative ways to manage forages. Tour highlights include impact of intensive grazing, solar watering systems, annual crop winter grazing, diverse cover crops, plant ID, establishing grass on alfafa and more. Registration deadline is July 27th due to limited seating.

View the poster and registration form here or contact the SFC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


SFC AGM & Diverse Cover Crop Field Day

August 16, 2017

Mervin, SK

Save the date for the Saskatchewan Forage Council AGM and field day! The SFC annul general meeting will be help in partnership with a Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture Diverse Cover Crop Field Day on August 16, 2017. More details coming soon on the SFC website!

Canadian Beef Industry Conference

August 15-17, 2017

Calgary, AB

Registration for the 2nd Annual Canadian Beef Industry Conference opens April 3, 2017.  This year's theme is “Sharing Common Ground”. Event will take place at the BMO Conference Centre in Calgary, Alberta. All beef industry stakeholders share a common goal of taking steps to enhance the productivity, profitability and competitiveness of the various sectors within the industry. Supporting the National Beef Strategy, the conference provides a forum for industry engagement and learning opportunities across the beef supply chain.

To learn more, visit the Canadian Beef Industry Conference Website.


8th Annual CFGA Conference

November 14-16, 2017

Guelph, ON

The 8th Annual Canadian Forage & Grasslands Association Conference will be held in Guelph at the Delta Guelph Hotel & Conference Centre. This year’s conference theme is Next Generation Forage Cropping Systems: Profit Above, Wealth Below in recognition of the important role forage and grasslands play in providing both economic and environmental benefits to Canadians from coast to coast.

For more information visit the website http://canadianfga.ca/conference/ or contact Elizabeth Muckle-Jeffs, Conference Coordinator: North America Toll-Free: 1-800-868-8776, Local: 613-732-7068 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To register online, click here.


Western Canada Conference on Soil Health and Grazing

December 5-7, 2017

Edmonton, AB

Save the date for two great conferences in one! The Western Canada Conference on Soil Health and Grazing theme this December will be Profit Above, Wealth Below. Speakers includes soil health practitioner Gabe Brown, Richard Teague, Jim Gerrish, Dr. Allen Williams and more!

To learn more visit www.absoilgrazing.com or view the poster

 

A Special Thank You to Saskatchewan Forage Council Sponsors

 

Gold

new holland

 

Silver

Brett Young

CPS
Speedrite  Union Forage

 

Bronze

Ducks Unlimited Northstar
Pickseed Ponderosa
SaskMilk SCIC
SeCan

 

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

SCA