From organic to conventional, MARA conducts different trials at the plot and field scale levels to support crop production. Currently, barley, canola, corn, faba bean, flax, field peas, hemp, oats, soybean and wheat are the focus of our agronomic program
June 24, 2017: Field Tours at the Fort Vermilion Experimental Farm (MARA Research Station)- Cost is Free
June 28, 2017: Grazing School with Jim Gerrish (from USA). Starts at the Heritage Centre at 10:00 AM and continues at grazing sites after lunch. Cost is $30-40
August 11, 2017: Agriculture Fair, Trade Show and Field Tours at the Fort Vermilion Experimental Farm (MARA Research Station). Tour bus leaves start at 9:30 AM- Free to attend
August 12, 2017: Trade Show, Agriculture Fair, Bench Show, Livestock grooming & more at Fort Vermilion Experimental Farm (MARA Research Station)- Cost is Free
Thank you for participating in MARA’s 2017 Northern Ag Update. Special appreciation to the Speakers and to Mackenzie County, Alberta Government, Alberta Canola Producers Commission and Alberta Wheat Commission for supporting 2017 Northern Ag Update.
Great events in the Peace Region
Environmental Farm Plan: Building on a Solid Foundation
Growing Forward Programs
Visit the GF2 site for the latest updates. MARA Staff can assist you with your application, including completing an EFP.
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Thank you for visiting the Mackenzie Applied Research Association. As a non-profit organization with volunteer producer board members, MARA is here to serve producers and residents of the Mackenzie County and beyond.
In addition to the research trials and extension we deliver, MARA can also help you (Mackenzie County producers) with Environmental Farm Plans, Growing Forward applications, soil and water sampling, tissue and silage analysis. Did you know that MARA can support you to run full scale research trials on your own farm? Talk to us about it.
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