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Alberta farmers urged to participate in agricultural research survey


January 14, 2020
By Top Crop Manager

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The Alberta government has organized a survey and engagement sessions to better understand what farmer-led research means to Alberta farmers. Team Alberta urges all farmers and ranchers to participate in this process to ensure the future of agricultural research in Alberta accurately represents their desires and concerns.

Team Alberta is a collaboration of the province’s four major crop commissions – Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers and the Alberta Wheat Commission – and represents approximately 20,000 farmer members. They ask all farmers to provide the government with views about how research will help their operations grow in the future.

Public engagement sessions have been scheduled throughout January in a variety of locations. While the session in Lethbridge has already passed, there are five more for which you can register:

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Grande Prairie, January 17, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Vermilion, January 21, 9 to 11 a.m.
Camrose, January 21, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Olds, January 23, 2 to 4 p.m.
Calgary, January 24, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

If you are unable to attend one of the engagement sessions, there is an online survey to ensure your voice and ideas are heard. The online survey, which will be open until January 31, 2020, is available at www.alberta.ca/farmer-led-research-engagement.aspx.