Monday, October 22, 2018

Scholarship Opportunities

2017-2018 Excellence Award for Agricultural Students

Farm Management Canada (FMC) and the Canadian Association of Diploma in Agriculture Programs (CADAP) are proud to announce the launch of the 2017-18 Excellence Award for Agricultural Students, designed to encourage students to improve their critical thinking, communication and leadership skills through a national competition. FMC and CADAP are collecting submissions from agricultural students across Canada and will award three winners with scholarships towards furthering their education in agriculture. First place stands to win $1,500!  Deadline for applications in May 6, 2018.

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Posted Dec 22, 2017, updated Jan 18, 2018


 

Provincial Disaster Assistance Funding Extended

Recently, the provincial government announced it is extending the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program to cover some of the extra feeding cost of producers impacted by the wildfires in the fall.

Go to the PDAP website to see if you qualify.

You can also find out more information by calling Toll Free: 1-866-632-4033 or in Regina (306) 787-7800 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Posted Dec 21, 2017


 

Forage Program 2017

Water Security Agency Forage Program 2017 helps producers convert croplands to perennial pastures

In this program landowners convert croplands to perennial pasture and sign voluntary agreement with Water Security Agency (WSA) to maintain the pasture for a period of ten years. WSA reimburse landowners up to $35 per acre for seed costs. Landowners provide in-kind receipts at a rate of $35 per acre for labour and equipment. Forage conversion help retain existing wetlands within the project area, and provide upland nesting habitat for waterfowl.

Watershed stewardship groups work with the interested producers for project implementation. They extend help for eligibility check for specific land locations and prepare/submit landowner agreements to WSA. Watershed stewardship groups receive fees for this service.

Certain forage seed species are ineligible for WSA forage program, which include smooth brome, sweet clover, quack grass, Kentucky blue grass, timothy, reed canary grass and crested wheatgrass.

Land locations within the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) landscapes are eligible. Contact watershed stewardship groups or WSA (306-787-8577) for eligibility check of your land locations by December 15, 2017.

Posted Dec 8, 2017


 

A&W advances the U of S global leadership in beef and forage research

Dec 1, 2017

SASKATOON – A&W has made a substantial investment in the Canadian beef industry with a $5-million donation toward the University of Saskatchewan’s (U of S) Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE).

The unique centre will foster innovative research, training and outreach to meet the needs of both livestock producers and consumers in Canada, while also helping to sustainably produce food for a growing world population.

The donation will be used to fund the construction of the Livestock and Food Building at the LFCE site near Clavet ($3 million), create a community outreach and engagement program ($1 million), and establish a visiting fellowship in One Health research ($1 million). The new building will be completed in the spring of 2018.

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A Special Thank You to Saskatchewan Forage Council Sponsors

 

Gold

NH Agr 3D

 

Silver

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Union Forage  
Abbey Resources Corp
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Boehringer logo

 

Bronze

Ducks Unlimited Northstar
Pickseed SeCan
Ponderosa Ag Sales SCIC
   

 

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

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