Alberta Government Holding Farmer-Led Research Public Engagement Session At Olds College January 23rd

Farmers can either attend public meetings being held this month or fill out an online survey until January 31st about the future of agriculture research in the province. The Alberta government wants to hear from farmers and ranchers. It says producers should help determine research priorities.

The provincial government is collecting input on the future of agricultural research in Alberta.

Alberta's Minister of Agriculture & Forestry Devin Dreeshen says there are four farmer-led research public engagement sessions remaining - including one in the Olds College Alumni Centre from 2 until 4pm on Thursday, January 23rd.

To register visit the website alberta.ca/farmer-led-research-engagement. If you are unable to attend, an on-line survey is available until January 31st.

He explains what will be done with the public feedback.

Dreeshen says public engagement sessions have taken place so far in Lethbridge, in Grande Prairie, at Lakeland College in Vermilion, at the University of Alberta - Augustana Campus in Camrose, and in Barrhead.

The Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA  notes they have been really well attended so far, plus there has been a positive vibe from farmers who know the province appreciates and understands that research is vitally important for agriculture.

At the public engagement sessions, Dreeshen says international trade concerns are still a topic of conversation for 2020 as well.

After Olds tomorrow, there are just a few left. They will take place in Calgary and Strathmore on Friday, January 24th as well as in Oyen on Saturday, January 25th.

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