Wednesday, May 24, 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. 

 


Saskatchewan Species at Risk Farm Program Workshops

March and April 2017

Various locations

Attend a FREE workshop to learn about managing for Species at Risk and to become eligible for funding through our Saskatchewan Species at Risk Stewardship Program.

Call for more details for a workshop happening near you - or to request one in your area!

Contact :Tracy Hansen: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or 306.955.5477


Native Prairie Speaker Series

May 23, 2017

Saskatoon, SK

Speaker: Kerry Hecker, Environment and Climate Change Canada at 7:30pm on Tuesday May 23, 2017 at Winston’s Pub, 243 21st St E, Saskatoon,  SK. This presentation on the piping plover is FREE! Everyone is welcome to attend! This presentation is part of the Saskatoon NatureCity Festival.

View the poster here.


Weed Workshop

May 25, 2017

Scott, SK

This week ID & management workshop will take place May 25 at the Scott Research Farm. A day of hands-on weed ID, update on herbicide resistant & noxious weeds, and a sneak-peek on herbicide efficacy and layering trials.

For pre-registration or more information contact Terri Sittler @ 306-247-2001 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Back to the Field: Mud and Ticks in the Sticks

May 30-31, 2017

Fort Qu'Appelle Area, SK

The Prairie Parkland Chapter of the Society For Range Management is offering a spring workshop to help you get Back To The Field. This workshop is an opportunity for professionals involved in land management to brush up on plant identification and ecological health assessment techniques. Space is limited and registration closed May 23, 2017.

To view the poster, click here.

For more information or to register contact Rachel Turnquist at 306.694.3721 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Open Gate Tour

June 10, 2017

Fife Lake SK

Tour to take place at Terry & Arliss Loucks Ranch (planned grazing and benefits of Holistic Management) with Blain Hjertaas (Carbon sequestration in planned grazing), Haley McMillan (Holistic Management, Planned Grazing, Healthy soil). Price $50/person, $25 spousal registration, kids 14 and under free. Registration begins at 9am and lunch is included.

For more information please call Ralph Corcoran at 306.434.9772 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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.


SSGA 104th AGM & Convention

June 11-13, 2017

Moose Jaw, SK

The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association AGM & Convention include a bus tour and reception on Sunday, followed by an exciting list of speakers on Monday including Alan Savory!  AGM and industry presentations on Tuesday. Event will be held a Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw. 

To find out more about the event including accomodations, sponsorship options, speakers and more, visit the SSGA website. To register, click here.


WBDC Summer Field Day

June 20, 2017

Lanigan, SK

Western Beef's 19th Summer Field Day is scheduled for Tuesday, June 20th at the Termuende Ranch east of Lanigan, SK. The theme for this year's Field Day is "Moving Research Into a New Corral". Registration and coffee starts at 9:30 AM in the Coverall building with presentations starting at 10 AM. Invited speaker, Chip Hines will share his perspectives on managing for efficiency in the cowherd. Chip is a retired Colorado rancher who has authored three books including "Cow Country Essays and a Little Slantwise Logic". Following Chip, Dr. Bart Lardner will share the Top 10 research findings from Western Beef's 20 Years at Termuende. Learn about the "new corral" from our last speaker of the morning, Dorothy Murrell, Project Manager for the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence.

View the agenda here.


Native Prairie Appreciation Week

June 18-24, 2017

Saskatchewan

Join Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan (SK PCAP) in celebrating Saskatchewan's 19th Native Prairie Appreciation Week June 18-24, 2017!  Jointly proclaimed by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Environment, Native Prairie Appreciation Week (NPAW) is a weeklong celebration dedicated to raising awareness of our valuable grassland ecosystems across Saskatchewan.NPAW is celebrated across the province with a variety of events, including awareness booths at Farmer's Markets, special events, and more... Stay tuned for details!


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.


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.


Bus Trip and Private Tour of Brown's Ranch - second date added!

July 11-13, 2017

Bismarck, ND

The SSCA has organized a second bus trip to Brown’s Ranch in Bismarck, North Dakota due to continued interest. The price includes chartered bus travel from Saskatoon (or points along the highway south by request), bus transportation from the hotel to Brown’s Ranch, a private 8-hour tour by either Gabe or his son Paul with lunch included, accommodation for two nights in Bismarck (single or double occupancy as requested), and two breakfasts at the hotel. Seats reserved on a first registered basis - full payment due by June 15, 2017

To learn more view the poster or contact Gerry Burgess (SSCA Office Manager) by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 306.371.4213.


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. Watch for more information coming soon on the SFC website or contact the office at 306.329.3116.

View the poster here.


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