Attend An Upcoming Event
We have some exciting events happening! Click below to see what's scheduled!Events
Rancher's Talk Innovation
We are excited to share with you two videos of Ranchers throughout Alberta discussing innovation & technology adoption on their operations.Watch Videos
West-Central Forage Association is undergoing changes - operating as Farming Forward Association
PLEASE NOTE: NEW WEBSITE COMING SOON!
This site may not be up to date as we undergo construction of our new virtual home as Farming Forward Association. Thank you for your patience!
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 "Roots and Ruminants" magazine.
9:00 am-4:00pm Monday-Friday By Appointment Only
Please contact us before stopping in. We are a small team and staff are not always available at the office. Calling ahead ensures someone is available to assist you.
June 19 - Grazing School with Greg Judy brought to you by Farming Forward x Gateway Research Organization
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.
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.
Questions? Ideas for projects & events? Interested in learning more about us? We encourage you to contact us. We would love to hear from you!
Improve profitability and expand your knowledge! With time for questions, in the morning Greg will share his expertise in Thinking Like a Grazier, share tips for Fencing and Watering, and explain how he maximizes profits by Focusing on Daily Performance. After a fantastic lunch (provided) we'll be heading out into the pasture. See firsthand some tricks for fencing. See for yourself how grazing management can change your soil health. Be surrounded by good grass. Greg runs Green Pastures Farm, a grazing operation in Missouri spread over several farms, and teaches across North America, parts of Europe and New Zealand. He has written 3 books and has his own YouTube channel (Greg Judy Regenerative Rancher). He has decades of experience finishing cattle on grass while creating healthy soil and groundwater with flourishing wildlife habitats. Hope to see you there!> Read More
This project focuses on the process of adopting new innovations and/or technology on Alberta ranches. Producers throughout the province have adopted a variety of innovations on their operations through this project.> Read More
The Alberta EFP program is a voluntary, whole farm, self-assessment tool to help identify environmental risks and develop plans to mitigate identified risks. WCFA is committed to assisting producers in completing their EFPs.> Read More
Members are entitled to discounted rates for extension events in addition to access to our rental equipment line-up and members-only newsletters and publicationsMembership