New Zealand Tour Dates Have Been Changed! Please visit our upcoming events page for more info.

Bring Checkoff Dollars Back Home!!

The Board of Directors of NPARA has concerns with the level of annual support received from the commodity groups that levy checkoff dollars from producers:

  • Alberta Canola Producers Commission
  • Alberta Wheat Commission
  • Alberta Barley Commission
  • Alberta Pulse Growers

Click here for contact information and a sample letter to voice your opinion to commission directors or regional representatives.

Soil Health Practicioner Gabe Brown to Present at the 2017 Western Canada Conference on Soil Health and Grazing. Go here for more information

The North Peace Applied Research Association is a non-profit, producer driven organization that has been in operation since 1988, serving agricultural producers of the COUNTY of Northern Lights.  NPARA is a research and extension-based society conducting applied agricultural research, demonstration trials, research plots and extension.

The NPARA office is located at 116 – 4th Avenue in Manning (the old Treasury Branch building) and the research farm is located ½ mile west of North Star (4 miles south of Manning) on NW-32-90-23-W5M.


Confidently provide applied research and extension to encourage a healthy agriculture industry.


Promote a future in agriculture through improved stewardship

Managing Risk in Winter Grazing Systems A series of 47 videos showcasing ranchers across Alberta and how they have adapted to manage risk in winter grazing systems.


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