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Farming Smarter Association Memberships

Farming Smarter Association is the premiere research association in southern Alberta. We conduct and promote practical, applied, relevant scientific agricultural research.

  • Voting Membership is open to individuals who are agricultural producers or other agricultural stakeholders in southern Alberta* interested in furthering the objectives of the Association that are over 18 years old. Voting members must take the Membership Pledge. Purchasers of Club Packages are not voting members.
  • Affiliate Membership is open to individuals who are agricultural producers or other agricultural stakeholders outside Farming Smarter’s geographical area interested in furthering the objectives of the Association that are over 18 years old. An affiliate member has no voting rights and does not need to take the pledge.

Member Benefits

  • Access to our health and dental benefit plan
  • First right to join special events (e.g. Agritechnica)
  • Member newsletter
  • Direct mailing magazine

Membership Pledge

As a Voting Member you pledge to :

  • Complete an annual member survey
  • Vote for Board of Directors at AGM
  • Actively support and seek out opportunities to help Farming Smarter Association reach its goals
  • Advocate for the organization (e.g. show support for Farming Smarter Association at regional grower commission meetings)
  • Stay informed and provide feedback that can help improve the programs and services offered by Farming Smarter Association
  • Keep up on emerging trends, technology, practices and gaps in services available and provide feedback

Membership Terms

  • By taking this pledge, the voting member agrees that Farming Smarter has value, supports its goals and expects to take an active role in the Association
  • Membership is for one year (AGM to AGM) and must be renewed prior to February 1 each year
  • Members agree to receive electronic email from Farming Smarter Association regarding upcoming events, E-newsletters, project updates, etc. They may opt out of electronic email.
  • Members recognize the Association has an obligation to conduct its business in an effective and efficient manner and this cannot occur in the absence of member participation
  • Members live within the geographic area defined by these Alberta counties: County of Lethbridge, County of Taber, Cardston County, Warner County, Forty Mile County, Cypress County, Newell County, Vulcan County, Willow Creek MD. Foothills MD, Ranchland MD, Pincher Creek MD.

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