CAP-Farm Technology Program
A tribute to late Mr. John Simpson, MARA’s former Board Chair!
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To serve the producers within the Mackenzie County by meeting the special needs that result from our unique climate in the most Northern growing region in Canada, and create avenues for high-value markets through, delivering the best management tips while reducing the cost of production through sustainable agricultural systems.
Establish sustainable and environmental friendly agricultural production systems within the county to enhance farm profitability and biodiversity, while reducing greenhouse gas emission.
In addition to the research trials and extension, we deliver
Environmental Farm Plans
Help with Grant/Funding applications
Soil and water sampling and testing
Tissue and silage analysis
Are you interested to become a MARA MEMBER? Check out our application forms today
Environmental Farm Plan: Building on a Solid Foundation
Did you know that EFP is a voluntary whole-farm self-assessment tool that helps identify environmental risks and develop plans to mitigate risks?
It’s free and MARA can help you develop yours today
New CAP Funding Available for Albertans/Producers
Visit the Canadian Agriculture Partnership SITE on how you can get funding. MARA Staff can assist you with your application, including completing your EFP.
Alberta Insect Pest Monitoring Network Insect Management Program Farm Credit Canada
AFSC Alberta Beef Producers
Alberta Agriculture & Forestry Alberta Blue Book ( af-crop-protection-2020) Mackenzie County
Alberta Barley Commission
Alberta Canola Producers Commission Alberta Pulse Growers Alberta Wheat Commission
Organic Alberta Bill 6-Alberta
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 Mackenzie County and beyond.
Got questions, comments, feedback? Contact us today. MARA is there to serve you.
Did you know that Producers can conduct Field-scale trials on your own farm with the help of MARA, Alberta wheat, and Barley Commissions in 2021? Contact MARA to obtain an application form or for more details!
NEWSLETTERS/ FACT SHEETS 2022
Lentil Production: Lentil Production Agronomy
NEWSLETTERS/FACT SHEETS 2021
Newsletter Volume 3:Newsletter Volume 3 2021 (Fall Fertilizer Application & Salvage Canola Crops)
Fact sheet: Forage growth and quality impacted by dry growing conditions
Fact sheet: Making hay in hot weather
Fact sheets: Cutting annual crops for livestock feed Oct 2021
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