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About Us

Farming Smarter Association

Regional, focused agriculture research

Where fascinating information is a requirement and fun is a rule

Our primary focus is applied research that helps southern Alberta crop producers make informed choices around inputs, technology and management practices for their operations. The goal is to sustain our land, water, soil and farmers for the benefit of everyone.

Our secondary focus is making sure southern Alberta crop producers know about the options open to them through every means possible. This website, public events, printed and digital media products all contribute to our extension efforts.

Strategic Plan 2019 – 2024

Farming Smarter is a registered Canadian charity.

Back row (L to R) Michael Gretzinger, Jamie Puchinger, Carlo Van Herk, Lewis Baarda, Ken Coles, Toby Mandel
Middle Row (L to R) Saikat Basu, Cameron Sande, Tim Raimbault, Aidan Sander, Janine Lock
Front row (L to R): Jean Sohier, Tianna Ell, Sara Gateman,  Claudette Lacombe, Shelly Barclay, Trevor Deering

We produce annual reports about our research program & our extension program. Read them below  

Annual report 2018

2017 Research Report pdf

2017 Extension Report   pdf  

You can read our current 5-year Farming Smarter 2016 strategic plan here.

Visit our  Staff  page to learn more about individual staff members. Farming Smarter has a core staff of 8 and hires interns and students each year based on available funding.

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