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Ag Action Manitoba funding available

Beef Cattle Research Council Blog Post, July 27, 2018

Attention researchers: Ag Action Manitoba Program funding available

The Ag Action Manitoba Program provides grant funding for researcher and industry-led projects that contribute to the development of agricult ural knowledge and skills and improve the competitiveness and sustainability of Manitoba’s agriculture, agri-food and agri-product sectors.

The deadline to apply is August 31, 2018. Applicants do not need to reside in Manitoba, as long as the activities related to the application occur in Manitoba or have a positive outcome for Manitoba.

More information can be found on the Manitoba Agriculture website.

Read the full post here.

Posted July 30, 2018


Saskatchewan Forage Council AGM and Forage Award Recipient

Saskatchewan Forage Council News Release
For immediate release, July 2, 2018

The Saskatchewan Forage Council (SFC) recently held their annual general meeting in Swift Current, SK on June 28, 2017. Participants had an opportunity to learn about ongoing re-search at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Research and Development Centre.Dr Biligetu received award

The tour, hosted by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada featured several forage projects including: establishment of saline forages, re-introduction of sainfoin to alfalfa and grass pastures, perennial mixtures study, and time of grazing native deferred pastures, annual forage polycultures, forage Galega and more.       

The tour was followed by the annual general meeting at which the SFC named Dr. Bill Biligetu as the 2018 recipient of the Forage Industry Innovation Award.

Read the full news release here.                                                                                                               

Image: Terry Kowalchuk, Provincial Forage Specialist and Dr. Bill Biligetu (right)                   

Posted July 2, 2018


SFC AGM and Swift Current Research and Development Centre Tour

The 2018 Saskatchewan Forage Council AGM will be held June 28 in conjunction with the Swift Current Research and Development Centre Tour! This event will feature projects from researchers at the Research and Development Centre, including successful establishment of saline-tolerant forages, re-introduction of sainfoin into alfalfa and grass pastures, perennial mixtures study, native species breeding program, annual forage polycultures and more. Registration deadline is June 23.

The tour begins at 1PM, with the SFC AGM to follow.  Click here to view the full agenda and registration information.

If you wish to become more involved with the SFC please contact the office for a nomination form or to discuss opportunities further. SFC is also accepting resolutions at this time, to be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Resolutions can be accepted from the floor, however advance posting allows members time to consider the topic.

Posted May 21, 2018, updated June 19, 2018


Saskatchewan Invasive Plant Species Guide - Second edition

The second edition of the Saskatchewan Invasive Plant Species Guide is now available!  The Invasive Plant Species Identification Guide for Saskatchewan has been designed for agricultural producers, land managers, and visitors to Saskatchewan. Producers and land managers play an important role in invasive species management as they are on the ground everyday, acutely aware of changes on the landscape.

Download the web version of the guide here or contact the SFC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a copy.

Posted May 14, 2018


A Special Thank You to Saskatchewan Forage Council Sponsors



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