Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Attention Researchers:

ABP and SCA call for proposals

The Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) and Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association (SCA) have announced a joint call for proposals. The deadline to submit letters of intent for this call is June 2, 2017. The purpose of this $150,000 targeted call for proposals is to focus on specific priority areas benefiting Alberta and Saskatchewan’s cattle producers. The targeted priority areas have been established based on producer and expert analysis of significant knowledge and/or technology gaps that require additional research.

More information about this call for proposals including priority areas and instructions for submitting an application are available at: http://www.albertabeef.org/page/research

Please note that projects will not be eligible to receive funding from both SCAIDF and this call.

Continue Reading: http://www.beefresearch.ca/blog/attention-researchers-abp-and-sca-call-for-proposals/

Posted May 8, 2017


 

Risk Management and Insurance Survey

Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) and Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association (SCA) are conducting a risk management and insurance survey for forage producers to provide important information that may be used to design more effective insurance and risk management tools for forage producers. Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and the survey should take about 10 minutes to complete. A final report with the survey findings will be made available to ABP and SCA by April 2018.

Complete the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/foragesatellite

Posted May 6, 2017


 

Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative

Hire an Intern and Receive Funding

Through the Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative.  Green Farms Stream: Receive 50% (up to $10,000) of the cost of hiring a Canadian youth, aged 30 years or younger, including high school students. Activities must offer work experience on a Canadian Farm and benefit the environment.  Green Internship Stream: Receive 50% (up to $16,000) of the cost of hiring a Canadian post-secondary graduate, aged 30 years or younger.  Activities, services or research must benefit the environment, but are not restricted to farms.

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Posted April 28, 2017


 

Operator Pollinator Program

Syngenta Canada and the Soil Conservation Council of Canada partner to expand Operation Pollinator program on-farm in Western Canada

April 24, 2017 – Beausejour, Man. – Operation Pollinator, a Syngenta program focused on research and partnerships to promote the health and well-being of bees and other pollinators given their essential role in agriculture and nature, is expanding its footprint in Western Canada through a multi-year partnership with the Soil Conservation Council of Canada (SCCC).

Through the partnership, farmers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta can sign-up to establish Operation Pollinator sites on their farms. SCCC is collaborating with three provincial partners to deliver the program in each of the Prairie provinces -- the Agriculture Research and Extension Council of Alberta (ARECA), Manitoba Conservation Districts Association (MCDA) and the Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association (SSCA).

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Posted April 28, 2017


 

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