West-Central Forage Association


What We Do

West-Central Forage Association (WCFA) is a non-profit agricultural organization based out of Sangudo, 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, and knowledge sharing. The results obtained from research plots and demonstrations, along with current issues of agricultural significance, are shared with producers through meetings, training seminars, field tours, our regular newsletter "Forage Views" and on this website. A volunteer Board of Directors helps to ensure that we are addressing the most prominent issues to local producers.

WCFA's region encompasses 10 million acres (4 million hectares) and work is done in cooperation with six local counties (Yellowhead, Parkland, Leduc, Woodlands, Brazeau, and Lac Ste. Anne), Alberta Agriculture Food and Rural Development, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Stewardship Alliance for Conservation Agriculture (SACA), other federal and provincial organizations, and local industry.


WCFA's office is located within the Lac Ste. Anne County Fire Services Building at 5024-50 Street Sangudo, AB 

Office hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. *Due to the ongoing pandemic our office will be open intermittently until further notice. Please call before stopping in to ensure a staff member will be available to assist you. 

Mailing Address: Box 250 Sangudo, AB T0E 2A0

Office Phone: 780-785-2222


Vision Statement

Expand our capacity to connect and develop our community through information exchange.

Mission Statement 

West-Central Forage Association enhances forage system knowledge to enable the achievement of integrated farm management goals.


President: Rod Nikkel

Vice President: Aren Skogstad

Treasurer: Melissa Freeman

Secretary: Therese Tompkins


  • Larry Kidd
  • Duane Movald
  • Brian Dickson
  • Jay Hagel
  • Murray McLenaghan
  • Brian Koberstein
  • Shorty Fensky

Contact the Board of Directors: board@westcentralforage.com

L-R: Murray McLenghan, Jay Hagel, Rod Nikkel, Duane Movald, Shorty Fensky, Larry Kidd, Melissa Freeman, Aren Skogstad, Therese Tompkins, Brian Koberstein. Missing from photo: Brian Dickson


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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 the "Forage Views" newsletter.