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We're now Farming Forward Association!

PLEASE NOTE: NEW WEBSITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION. 

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!

Since 1978, Farming Forward (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. 

Office Hours 

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.  

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OUR TEAM

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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FUNDING PARTNERS

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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CONTACT US

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

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January 22, 2024

Join us for a producer panel discussion facilitated by Regenerative Alberta Living Lab. A Soup and Sandwich Lunch will be provided. Event will be held at the Summerdale Hall just west of Barrhead, AB. Registration opens January 16, 2023. https://maps.app.goo.gl/fSYw9PyqAhDAyBm28

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January 22, 2024

Join us on a bus tour to visit 3 (possibly 4!) local producers as they showcase their Winter Watering Systems. Lunch will be provided. More details and and Agenda to come! Please be prepared to dress for the weather as we will be touring outside at each location.

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Featured Project

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.

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Featured SACA

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.

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Membership

Members are entitled to discounted rates for extension events in addition to access to our rental equipment line-up and members-only newsletters and publications

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