Thursday, March 22, 2018

Help the SFC meet your needs - take our survey!

We'd love to hear from you!  The Saskatchewan Forage Council is looking for your input. Whether you are a forage or livestock producer, industry representative, agrologist or if you're just browsing the website, let us know what information you're looking for and how we can help.

Click the link below to answer a short survey from the Saskatchewan Forage Council:

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 or visit:

Survey will be available from March 20 - April 20, 2018.

Posted March 20, 2018


Government Updates Extensions Services to Support Agriculture Industry

February 2018

The Ministry of Agriculture is changing how it delivers extension services to better meet the needs of farmers, ranchers and agri-businesses, both now and into the future.

The new model maintains the existing structure of 10 Regional Offices in their current locations around the province, while incorporating a number of changes aimed at ensuring the Ministry is delivering services that support the sustainable growth of the agriculture industry.
Posted March 17, 2018


Sask Crop Insurance Forage Coverage 2018

Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced changes to Saskatchewan Crop Insurances in early March. Enhancements to the program will be of interest to Saskatchewan forage and livestock producers. Some highlights include the addition of fire insurance under the Forage Rainfall Insurance Program, restoration benefit for drowned-out hay land, increased compensation rates for predation of calves and more.

To learn more visit:

Deadline to apply or make changes is March 31, 2018. To view all deadlines, visit

Ryder Lee, CEO of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association has a YouTube video describing the Sask Crop Insurance programs for 2018. View the video here.

Posted March 11, 2018


SK PCAP Manager Position

The Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan (SK PCAP) consists of 29 organizations representing producers, industry, provincial and federal governments, environmental non-government organizations and research/educational institutions working towards a common vision of native prairie conservation within Saskatchewan’s Prairie Eco-zone.

The position is a 12 month full-time position with the possibility of extension. The individual will work under the supervision of the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association General Manager at the office located in Regina, Saskatchewan, and under the direction of SK PCAP’s Executive Committee. Flexibility of options will be entertained and salary will be based on experience.

To learn more, click here. Application deadline is March 23, 2018.

Posted March 11, 2018


 Forage Programs and Funding Opportunities

The Alus Saskatchewan Assiniboine Project is offering payment for producers to convert marginal land to forages, conserve wetlands and sloughs, conserve native plants, and to install hen houses or bat boxes within the Assiniboine River Watershed.

To learn more, click here or go to the Assiniboine Watershed Stewardship Association website.

Ducks Unlimited Canada has teamed up with Crop Production Services to offer incentives to producers in targeted areas.  To learn more about this program click here.

Ducks Unlimited also offers a Marginal Areas Program aimed at grain producers to seed fragments of cultivation into forage and a Forages in Rotation program for landowners wishing to add forages as part of an annual cropping rotation. Contact DU for more info.


A Special Thank You to Saskatchewan Forage Council Sponsors



NH Agr 3D



Brett Young

Union Forage  



Ducks Unlimited Northstar
Pickseed SeCan
SaskMilk SCIC


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