MARA had a busy but progressive 2015. Our agronomic field work was adversely impacted by the record 50-year low precipitation levels received during the growing season, to the extent that some plots were not harvested. However, I will not be focusing on the drought, but on the good people of Mackenzie County: the local producers who volunteered 100 of hours of their time to plan, seed, manage, harvest and market MARA’s field scale projects. On behalf of all MARA staff, I would like to thank you for not just your hard work in feeding the world, but for keeping MARA’s research and extension programs alive. MARA’s relationship with Mackenzie County is excellent. And the support the County provides to us, deserves mention and appreciation…
Helping Make Energy Efficiency Achievable
The Government of Alberta, through Growing Forward 2 (GF2) a federal, provincial, territorial initiative, offers two incentive-based programs aimed at helping Alberta farmers and ranchers reduce energy consumption and associated costs.
By Kale Scarff, and Vern Steinborn