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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

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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Innovation In Agriculture

2023 Field School

Innovation in agriculture Event Date June 15
Innovation in agriculture Event Time 8:00am - 4:30pm

Join us in the field to learn about the latest agronomic research being done at Farming Smarter! It'll be a full day of learning under the sun, but we promise it'll be fun!

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Expanding Corn Agronomy

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Jan 13 2023

Since 2015, Farming Smarter proved that it’s possible to add corn as a forage crop for livestock and it offers some benefits for cattle and producers.

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Grow with Farming Smarter!

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Jan 13 2023

Give yourself six opportunities to grow your southern Alberta market at Farming Smarter events where the innovative ag community comes to learn and make connections.

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Enjoy Farm Success!

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Jan 11 2023

This spring, Farming Smarter offers access to the latest agronomy updates from 2022 at two fantastic events. Hear agronomic innovation, practice updates, and more February 15 & 16!

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