Photo: WGRF website
The Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) is giving $253,000 in funding to Farming Smarter to purchase a plot seeder and plot combine, the group says in a news release on June 21.
“Farming Smarter is a recognized leader in crop production research and extension. This capital expansion will provide the means to increase capacity, address research gaps and alleviate pressure at seeding and harvest time,” Keith Degenhardt, WGRF board chair, says in the release.
Farming Smarter is a not-for-profit research organization located near Lethbridge, Alta, the release notes. The organization conducts research which is shared with crop producers locally and across Western Canada.
“Adding these key capital items to the inventory of research tools at Farming Smarter is critical to expanding their crop production research program in terms of size, scope and quality,” Garth Patterson, WGRF executive director, says in the release.
The funding is being provided through WGRF’s $32 million Capacity Initiative.