West-Central Forage Association

We're Getting a New Home!

WCFA is moving in with Lac Ste. Anne County! We will be relocating our office to the Lac Ste. Anne County Administration Building near Sangudo. Although this will be a significant change for many of you, we remain committed to providing the same level of service you have grown accustomed to.

Our intent is to begin working full time out of our new office on May 1, 2020. However, this will be dependent upon developments with COVID-19. 

We ask that you please be patient with us as we navigate not only our office move, but the developing COVID-19 situation. We recommend that if you need to get in touch with us that you use our cell phones or email us. We are committed to getting back to you in a timely manner, but please be patient and allow us some time to do so.

We look forward to being able to serve you all better in our new home. 


COVID-19 Measures

Our office is closed to the public until further notice. Staff are working from home, so please be sure to contact them via email or cell phone for the time being. 

All WCFA events have been cancelled for the foreseeable future in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  

We thank you all for your understanding during these unprecedented and uncertain times. We hope you all stay healthy and safe.

WCFA Staff


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. 


Currently, WCFA has three full-time staff members at the office in Entwistle, 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

March 26, 2020

WCFA is moving in with Lac Ste. Anne County! We will be re-locating our office to the Lac Ste. Anne County Administration Building near Sangudo as of May 1, 2020.

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Featured Project

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.

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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.

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