Launch of farmer-led research in Alberta

October 20, 2020 Administrator 0

The $37-million annual agreement will see the organization prioritize agriculture research projects that reflect the needs of farmers and ranchers in Alberta. RDAR has also finalized its initial research priorities and will release a targeted call for proposals. “Alberta’s farmers and ranchers told us that they wanted to direct research […]

Alberta’s barley program moving to Olds College

October 18, 2020 Administrator 0

An initial $10.5-million grant over three years will fund the program at Olds College. The college will take ownership of the program, providing it the capacity to support more world-leading research. “Olds has long been the centre of agriculture research innovation, so it was a natural fit. From practical on-farm […]

Expanding research at the University of Lethbridge

October 17, 2020 Administrator 0

In July, Alberta’s government and the University of Lethbridge signed a $1.8-million agreement, which saw three programs transferred to the university and provided it with the financial capacity to recruit three researchers. The research programs that now reside with the University of Lethbridge are: Apiculture and pollination Specialty crops and […]