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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.

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 pdf

2017 Extension Report   pdf  

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 row (L to R): Megan Dow, Saikat Basu, Michael Gretzinger, Shelly Barclay, Claudette Lacombe, Toby Mandel

Fron row (L to R): Chelsea Hubble, Jazlyn Pedersen, Jamie Puchinger, Sara Gateman, Adam Stanford, Ken Coles, Lewis Baarda, Tom Marteau, Ben Boissonnet



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