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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Perfectly Placed

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

2022 Global Crop Production Virtual Conference

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

Your chance to hear speakers from around the world highlight advances in agriculture practice, technology and issues.

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Innovation In Agriculture

Farming Smarter Conference & Trade Show

Innovation in agriculture Event Date February 15 & 16, 2023
Innovation in agriculture Event Time 8:00am - 5:00pm

A great opportunity for southern Alberta's agriculture community to come together and share knowledge, brainstorm ideas, and make connections. Plus, you can listen to our experts share updates on Farming Smarter's research from this year!

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Innovation In Agriculture

2023 Pesticide Applicator Workshop

Innovation in agriculture Event Date March 23
Innovation in agriculture Event Time 8:00am - 5:00pm

Join us for a full, virtual day of engaging and educating topics that will help you prepare your farm for the 2023 season!

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Cover Crop Production Ramps Up Across Prairies

Posted On:

Nov 11 2022

For the past four years, Farming Smarter has researched the viability of cover crop production in southern Alberta. With the final year of the study finished, we look to continue our work with Prairie cover crops.

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The Value of Crazy

Posted On:

Nov 9 2022

Back in the 1960s, Canadian ag researchers took a fresh look at a low-value crop, and what would becoome the Canadian prairie’s most lucrative and important crop, ‘Canadian Oil’ (canola).

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Agronomy Knowledge in Your Mailbox

Posted On:

Nov 1 2022

Farming Smarter Magazine Fall 2022 edition released Oct 31! Agronomy Smarts subscribers, and Alberta Farmer Express readers, can expect this excellent treat waiting for you in the mail!

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