Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Saskatchewan Forage Council Working with Producers on ADOPT Projects

The purpose of the ADOPT program is to accelerate the transfer of knowledge to Saskatchewan producers and ranchers. The ADOPT program will provide funding to help producer groups evaluate and demonstrate new agricultural practices and technologies at the local level. The results of successful trials can then be adopted by farming operations in the region. 

The Saskatchewan Forage Council gratefully acknowledges funding provided by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture as well as the cooperation of producers who will be hosting these sites.  Technical assistance for these projects is being provided by staff from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, the Western Beef Development Centre and Ducks Unlimited Canada.

Currently, the Saskatchewan Forage Council is undertaking/finalizing four ADOPT projects: Demonstration of AC Yellowhead alfalfa persistence and performance in Saskatchewan forage stands; Use of the Grazing Response Indicator (GRI) on Saskatchewan pastures to facilitate forage management decisions; Demonstrating the Use of Yellowhead Alfalfa in a One-Cut and Two-Cut Harvest System; and Demonstration of Scarification Methods of Cicer Milkvetch SeedUpdates and details will be posted as they become available.

Updated January 1, 2017

Thank you to current and past partners on Saskatchewan Forage Council projects:Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute, Canada-Saskatchewan Irrigation Diversification Centre, Thompson Rivers University, Northeast Agricultural Research Foundation, Western Beef Development Centre, University of Saskatchewan and many more co-operating producers and research farms. Visit the completed projects page to learn about partners on specific projects.

Thank you for current and past funding on Saskatchewan Forage Council projects to the following sponsors: Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Agriculture; Government of Canada; Growing Forward 2, Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association Saskatchewan Beef Industry Development Fund, Commission for Environmental Co-operation; Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through the Advancing Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Saskatchewan and Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Programs, Greencover Canada Program; Canadian Adaptation and Rural Development Fund in Saskatchewan; Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture Agriculture Development Fund .

A Special Thank You to Saskatchewan Forage Council Sponsors



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Ducks Unlimited Northstar
Pickseed Ponderosa
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The SFC also gratefully acknowledges funding for…
‘Facilitating Forage Initiatives in Saskatchewan’ project through the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association Saskatchewan Beef Industry Development Fund (SBIDF)