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About Us

Farming Smarter Association

Regional, focused agriculture research

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.

Farming Smarter is a registered Canadian charity.

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

Our audience based on 2017 numbers. Our national audience is much bigger thanks to agricultural media i.e. Western Producer, Top Crop Manager etc. We also have a global audience on-line through our publications.

 2017 Research Report

2017 Extension Report   

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





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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.

Back left: Mike Gretzinger, Toby Mandel, Matt Graham, Jamie Puchinger, Chelsea Hubble, Megan Dow
Back right: Saikat Basu, Lewis Baarda, Ken Coles, Shelly Barclay, Sara Gateman, Jazlyn Pedersen
Point: Claudette Lacombe

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