Sunday, February 25, 2018

Government Invests $7.7 Million in Crop Research

Released on January 9, 2018


Today Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness on behalf of Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced $7.7 million in funding for 30 crop-related research projects through Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Development Fund (ADF).

In addition, the governments are committing $6.25 million in operating funds through the ADF to the Crop Development Centre (CDC) at the University of Saskatchewan over five years.

Read the news release here. Read the ADF crops backgrounder here.

Posted Jan 27, 2018


 

Governments Invest $6.3 Million in Livestock and Forage Research

Released on January 24, 2018

Today Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced $6.3 million in funding for 24 livestock and forage-related research projects through Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Development Fund (ADF).
 
In addition, the governments are committing $2 million over two years through ADF to the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE) at the University of Saskatchewan to support operations and ongoing research.
 
 
Posted Jan 26, 2018

Saskatchewan Forage Council Fall Market Reports Available Online

Catch up on the current hay and forage situation in Saskatchewan with the SFC's semi-annual Forage Market Price Report.  This comprehensive report includes forage and forage transport pricing and price trends, yield info, weather conditions and much more. Navigate to the Resources tab and click Saskatchewan Forage Market Reports to see the fall 2017 report and past editions.

View the factsheet at:

Thank you to all those in the Saskatchewan forage industry that contribute to this report!

Posted Jan 18, 2017


 

 

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!

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Saskatchewan Agriculture Scholarship

Saskatchewan’s agriculture and agri-food industry is bursting with career opportunities —from production, research and processing, to manufacturing, finance and everything in between. The industry accounts for over 50,000 jobs across the province, with this number continuing to grow.
For students excited to speak up and tell the story of agriculture, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture offers the Agriculture Student Scholarship. There is one winning scholarship valued at $4,000 and three runner-up scholarships valued at $2,000 each.

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Posted Dec 22, 2017, updated Jan 18, 2018


 

A Special Thank You to Saskatchewan Forage Council Sponsors

 

Gold

new holland

 

Silver

Brett Young

Union Forage 
   Speedrite

 

Bronze

Ducks Unlimited Northstar
Pickseed SeCan
SaskMilk SCIC
                    Ponderosa

 

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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