Thursday, March 22, 2018

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


 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)