Monday, June 26, 2017

Hay Harvest Challenge Winners Announced!

The winners of the Hay Harvest Challenge were recently announced! Congratulations to the following producers who each won a $250 gift certificate to Central Testing Laboratory:

• Val and Rod Petrie, Tessier, SK
• Ray Rintoul, Simpson, SK
• Glenn Goodsman, Stalwart, SK
• Leonard Benfield, Springside, SK

Winner of the $1000 Peavey Mart gift certificate was Meggan Laidler, Frenchman Butte, SK!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this challenge emphasizing the importance of growing and harvesting high quality forage and the importance of feed testing. For more information about having your forages tested and interpreting feed test results, contact your Saskatchewan Agriculture Regional Forage Specialist or the Agriculture Knowledge Centre at 1-866-457-2377.  


Bridging the Gap Program - Young Farmer Portion

The Bridging the Gap: Step Up to Succession program seeks to help bridge the gap between generations of farmers to provide Canada's future farmers with the best chance for success. The concept originates from the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture's Bridging the Gap workshops held in 2011 and 2013. Now, with their blessing, FMC has the opportunity to incorporate these concepts into the national Step Up to Succession program.
Young farmers participating in the program will have a chance to be selected to participate in a Successor Development program, taking part in key industry events dedicated to farm business management and more importantly, taking over the farm.

Selected applicants will be required to attend:
- International Farm Management Congress July 2-7 2017 Edinburgh, Scotland
- Agricultural Excellence Conference Nov. 21-23 2017 Ottawa, Ontario
- And their choice of one of the following:
- Canadian Young Farmers' Forum National Conference February 2018
- Canada's Outstanding Young Farmers National Event December 2017

Young farmers will learn valuable skills and information to take back to the family farm, and to parents who, through participation in the Bridging the Gap program, will be receptive to positive conversations and actions towards securing the future of farming in Canada. Throughout their journey, young farmers will be accompanied by a business coach to help answer any questions, concerns and derive practical takeaways from the experience.

To learn more about the program, eligibility or to apply (prior to March 31 deadline), visit:

Posted March 20, 2017


Producers Wanted: Grazing Research Project

Dr. Richard Teague, Ecosystem Science and Management, Texas A&M Agrilife Research is requesting assistance from producers participants in the Prairie Provinces that practice “Adaptive Multi-Paddock Grazing” (aka Mob Grazing, Management Intensive Grazing, Holistic Management, High-Stock Density, Short-Rotation Grazing, etc.) on their farms and ranches. This Grazing Research Project is being coordinated and conducted with the University of Alberta in Edmonton and a research team of grazing experts, ecological scientists, and soil health experts.

If you are interested in participating or have more questions please click on the following link:

Please complete the survey by March 10, 2017

Posted March 6, 2017


A Special Thank You to Saskatchewan Forage Council Sponsors



new holland



Brett Young

Speedrite  Union Forage



Ducks Unlimited Northstar
Pickseed Ponderosa
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)