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Farming Smarter

we change the way people farm

We drive innovation at the farm level through agronomic testing, scientific knowledge and the right connections for them to succeed.

a trusted driver of innovation

Building and Inspiring a Culture of Innovation in Western Canadian Agriculture

True innovation isn’t just doing something in a new way or inventing something to change for the sake of change. It is doing something in a new way that brings benefit. For us, innovation is creativity and a belief that new ideas and new technologies can bring improvement, grounded in great science applied at a grassroots level.

We excel at innovation development and adoption and aim to help farmers best meet the changing realities of farming now and into the future.

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Located in Canada’s largest agricultural area and features key agricultural industries including primary production, value-added processing plants, and agriculture-related small and medium-sized enterprises. This area contributes about $8 billion in gross farm revenue, contains 690,000 ha under irrigation (70% of total irrigated acres in Canada), and is home to the largest federal research station (Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada). As an independent non-profit association, we have the flexibility and freedom to bridge gaps and broker connections.

We excel at innovation development and adoption and aim to help farmers best meet the changing realities of farming now and into the future.

Core Programs

Agronomy Research: We change the way people farm through experimentation and collaboration.

Custom Research: We change the way people farm by delivering unbiased trusted results.

Extension: We change the way people farm with enriching and interactive learning experiences.

Field Tested: We change the way people farm through grounded on-farm innovation.

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Innovation In Agriculture

July Plot Hop 2022

Innovation in agriculture Event Date 21st July 2022
Innovation in agriculture Event Time 8:00am - 5:00pm

Your chance to check out the progress on some of our trials!

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Innovation In Agriculture

2022 Open Farm Day

Innovation in agriculture Event Date 13th August 2022
Innovation in agriculture Event Time 11:00am - 3:00pm

Come visit us at the farm! Learn, experience, and take home some ag knowledge!

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Innovation In Agriculture

2022 Global Crop Production Virtual Conference

Innovation in agriculture Event Date 14th December 2022
Innovation in agriculture Event Time 8:00am - 5:00pm

Lessons from around the world for regional crops and practices!

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Latest News & Articles

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Nuffield scholarship brings the learning home

Posted On:

13th July 2022

Farming Smarter executive director, Ken Coles hosted a fellow 2022 Nuffield Scholar, Ruth McCabe, from Iowa for a week in June.

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Hempicide - Exploring Herbicide Options for Hemp Producers

Posted On:

7th July 2022

Farming Smarter, alongside InnoTech Alberta & SARDA Ag Research, are expanding on previous hemp trials with a one-year “Hempicide” project sponsored by RDAR.

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Attend an Agronomy Experience!

Posted On:

6th June 2022

We are excited to have folks out in the field for a full day of research discussion! Join us July 21 to see the latest advancements in agriculture being undertaken at Farming Smarter!

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