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 peruse through the 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.
On August 20th and 21st, join WCFA, GRO, and LARA for a two day workshop featuring guest speaker Gabe Brown! This event includes classroom learning, research plot tours, and producer field tours, which will allow you to learn about improving soil health in a natural and sustainable manner using a variety of strategies!> Read More
Are you looking to make energy efficient investments on your operation? Are you looking to install photovoltaic projects? Check out the Farm Energy and Agri-Processing (FEAP) Program and the On-Farm Solar Photovoltaics (OFSPV) Program to secure funding for your next project.> Read More
A variety trial on industrial hemp was planted at our Brazeau County Forage Research site and Yellowhead County Research site in 2018. Eleven varieties were tested to determine the viability, dry matter, and quality of hemp in the west-central region.> Read More
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.Purchase Membership