Friday, July 21, 2017

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Agri-ARM Field Days for 2017

July 12-26, 2017

Various locations, SK

Agri-ARM sites are producer-directed applied research and demonstration plots located across Saskatchewan. Plan to attend one or more of these upcoming field days at an Agri-ARM site near you (click the site name to link to the individual sites for more info):
Northeast Agriculture Research Foundation (NARF) and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Melfort, July 26

Ag in Motion

July 18-20, 2017

Saskatoon, SK

Ag in Motion is the largest agricultural trade show in Western Canada that provides an outdoor venue for progressive farmers that want to see and feel the latest agricultural innovations – all in one place. Now in its third year, Ag in Motion brings innovation to the field through interactive exhibits and live field and crop plot demonstrations. The Expo was created to empower farmers by providing the knowledge they need to make informed decisions. Traditionally a crop-related trade show, Ag in Motion now has livestock demo days which include livestock and forage speaker series.

Click here for a link to the pdf of the events. For more information and to buy tickets visit the website: https://aginmotion.ca/


Native Prairie Speaker Series - July

July 24, 2017

via Webinar

The July Native Prairie Speaker Series from Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan (SK PCAP) features Kylie Garchinski of the Nature Conservancy of Canada. This month's topic is The Nature Conservancy of Canada: Prioritizing Conservation in Saskatchewan. Webinar is scheduled for noon on July 24th. Registration is free and everyone is welcome to tune in.

To register, click here. View the event poster here: http://www.pcap-sk.org/rsu_docs/documents/july-webinar-poster--1-.pdf


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. View the event poster here.


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

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. This day focuses on integrating diverse cover crops with livestock and topics include research on diverse cover crops, winter feeding options and cow nutrition, tour of diverse cover crop site and more. The day ends with the SFC AGM at 4pm. Cost is $20 and includes lunch.
Nominations for the 2017 Forage Innovation Award are open until August 2! Click here to learn more about the award and to download the nomination form.
To view the poster, click here. To register, contact the Agriculture Knowledge Centre at 1.866.457.2377.

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.


Native Prairie Speaker Series - August

August 22, 2017

via Webinar

The August Native Prairie Speaker Series from Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan (SK PCAP) features Laura Griffin of the  Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area. This month's topic is Engaging Communities in Nocturnal Conservation: Why Nocturnal Preserves are needed in Canada. Webinar is scheduled for noon on August 22. Registration is free and everyone is welcome to tune in.

Register here. View the event poster here: http://www.pcap-sk.org/rsu_docs/documents/laura-griffin-webinar-poster--1-.pdf


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