From AG Funder News: How Grassland 2.0 plans to give technical & financial support for the adoption of grassland ag
How Grassland 2.0 plans to give technical & financial support for the adoption of grassland ag
Known as Grassland 2.0, the project brings together UW-Madison researchers, state and local agency staff, milk and meat processors, citizen groups, and other farmers. It is hoping to create a future of profitable, productive farmland that also provides many of the benefits of the region’s original prairie such as clean water, healthy soil, biodiversity, and resilience to extreme weather…. READ MORE
Manitoba Forage & Grassland Association (MFGA) Regenerative Ag Month
MFGA’s Regenerative Ag Conference will be delivered as a month long on-line celebration of Regen Ag Farming in Manitoba, focussing on soil health, producer prosperity!
Thanks to the incredible support of our sponsors and determination of the MFGA board to continue to advance Regen Ag in Manitoba, MFGA will offer the entire 2020 MFGA Regen Ag Conference over four Thursdays in November – online free of charge and live as it happens. We are taking our conference to you in ways that we think will be fun, informative and motivating all in one swoop…or click…HERE!
Meet our new Administrative Assistant
Amanda Bustard is a born and raised Albertan, but it wasn’t until her move to Nanton, Alberta last year, with her husband Dave, that she was able to have a closer look at the rural, farming life in Alberta.
Amanda is a legal assistant by trade, and has worked for an Oil & Gas company as an Executive Assistant and event planner for the past ten years. She is very excited about this opportunity to work with such a great team with AFIN and believes that she will learn a lot about Agriculture and Forages.
When Amanda isn’t typing memos, she is an avid volunteer within her community. She is on the board of the local animal shelter, she is a Lions member with her husband, and most recently she was appointed the Vice President to the Canadian Grain Elevator Discovery Centre. Amanda hopes that her time with AFIN will help her understand the history of grain elevators in Alberta.
2020 Leadership Award
Congratulations to the 2020 Leadership Award winner, Dr. Surya Acharya!
The purpose of the Leadership Award is to recognize and encourage leadership in the forage crop sector. The award will recognize individuals that exemplify or enhance the goals of the AFIN and whose leadership has impact of provincial and/or national significance. The award recipient is expected to make a keynote presentation for the next AFIN AGM, or submit a suitable article that can be included in our AFIN website. This article can include an overview of their past achievements, current endeavours and future challenges related to forages in Alberta.
Click here to take a look at who qualifies, and what is entailed in winning the award.