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
March 15, 2017: Quinoa Grower Meeting and Information Session, Fort Vermilion MD Building
April 7, 2017: Transition to Organic Grain Workshop- Joint program with Organic Alberta, La Crete Heritage Center
April 8, 2017: Organic Grain and Field Crops Conference- with Organic Alberta, and Prairie Grain Initiative, La Crete Heritage Center
April 19, 2017: Northern Ag Update: 3 topics, 3 speakers: Cover Crops, Soil & Plant Nutrition, and Plant Health, Fort Vermilion Community Complex
MARA wishes to thank all those who attended our 2017 AGM. We are sincerely grateful to you all and to our Guest speaker, Dr. Sheri Strydhorst and the other invited guests. You made us proud. Thank you all.
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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