WINNIPEG (Sept. 6, 2016) - The Canadian Forage and Grassland Association is pleased to be hosting its 7th annual conference in Winnipeg, Nov. 15 to 17. Registration is open for this exciting event that will
highlight how the forage and grassland sector is a critical foundation for sustainable growth and development throughout the Canadian agriculture industry.
This year's conference theme is
Grass and Green in 2016
and begins with
optional pre-conference tour on Nov. 15 to SG&R Farms and the Manitoba Beef & Forage Initiatives research farm. SG&R Farms is a 2,000-acre grain and 300-head cow-calf operation where Ryan Boyd has been rotational grazing for more than 10 years. Boyd is now in his fourth year of diverse annual forage mixtures to see what fits best into his grazing system. The MBFI is a centre of agricultural innovation, engaging in science-based research to benefit valuable ecosystems, improve producer profitability and build social awareness around the beef and forage industries.
The main conference will include an exhibition of businesses and organizations that provide products or services to forage producers and grassland managers, or represent a conservation or land stewardship-based organization concerned with the continued loss of Canada's grasslands; a full line-up of speakers on such topics as environmental protection, research at work, sustainable agriculture systems and forage export development; and several virtual farm tours to highlight producers across the country.
A highlight of the conference is the Wednesday evening banquet where the organization presents its New Holland-sponsored CFGA Leadership Award to recognize an individual, group or organization that exemplifies or enhances the goals of the CFGA and whose leadership in the forage and grassland sector has impact of national and/or international significance. Nominations of candidates for the 2016 CFGA Leadership Award are due by Oct. 28, 2016. Nomination forms are available here (
The 7th Annual CFGA Conference takes place at the Fairmont Winnipeg, Nov. 15 to 17. Registration is open and anyone who registers before Sept. 30 will save $75. For more information, check out the conference website