West-Central Forage Association

You have come to the virtual home of West-Central Forage Association. WCFA is a non-profit, membership based, producer driven, agricultural research and extension organization that serves forage and livestock producers in the West-central region of Alberta. 

Since 1978, WCFA has served the needs of forage and livestock producers in the region by demonstrating new agricultural technology and production practices through extension activities, applied research & demonstration, and knowledge sharing. WCFA works with industry, government, producers and other stakeholders to serve the needs of producers in the region. 

We encourage you to browse our website and check out the number of resources we have available. You will find information on a number of projects, research trials, demonstrations, programs and events that we are currently involved with, or have worked on previously. We encourage you to check back regularly and follow us on social media to stay up to date on all the exciting things we are working on. Be sure to check out our Publications page for additional industry resources, photos and videos, annual reports and the "Forage Views" newsletter. 

COVID-19 Updates 

Rental Equipment & Feed Sample Program Temporarily Suspended

Our rental equipment program has been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Until further notice our rental equipment line-up will no longer be available to our members. We apologize for any inconvenience.

We will no longer be accepting feed samples at the office. If you have feed you must have tested please contact Jessica or Rachael and they can work with you to ship samples yourself while still receiving the discounted price. Forage probes will not be available for use, however.

Staff Working Remotely

 Staff are working from home until further notice. Staff contact information can be found here

Canada Thistle Biological Control Agent Programs Temporarily Suspended 

At this time due to the current pandemic situation and border closures we are unsure if we will be able to deliver stem-gall flies or stem-mining weevils in 2021. Please check back for updates as we get closer to the delivery windows for each of the insects. 




WCFA employs three full-time staff members at the office near Sangudo, AB. As well, a volunteer board of directors ensures we are addressing the most prominent issues for local producers. 

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WCFA relies on financial support from a variety of partners in order to effectively serve producers in the region. Without the support we receive from these partners we would not be able to deliver programming to our members. 

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Questions? Ideas for projects & events? Interested in learning more about us? We encourage you to contact us. We would love to hear from you! 

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West-Central Forage Association

Upcoming Event

July 08, 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, all in-person events are currently postponed until further notice. We will be looking to provide virtual learning opportunities during this time. Check back with us soon to see what we have planned!

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Featured Project

This multi-year project will demonstrate the benefits of a systematic approach to breeding and how sire-progeny and other herd performance information can be used to generate measurable productivity and profitability improvements.

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Featured SACA

This initiative aims to bring awareness of riparian health, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, water quality, and shoreline health to landowners, producers and recreational users on or near Shiningbank Lake.

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Members are entitled to discounted rates for extension events in addition to access to our rental equipment line-up and a subscription to "Forage Views"--a regular newsletter put out by WCFA.

Membership Application