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North Peace Applied Research Association

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NPARA’s Membership Benefits

Our Mission

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

Our Vision

To promote a future in agriculture through improved stewardship.

Our Services

Thousand Kernel Weights; Age Verification; Environmental Farm Plan; Pest Identification; Variety Selection.

Mail Outs

Members receive annual report, newsletters and other mail outs to keep you up to date.

Our Library

Members have access to our library and reading materials.

Rental Equipment

NPARA has a variety of equipment available to our members for rental use.

Who We Are

NPARA is a non-profit, producer-driven applied research and demonstration organization located in Manning, Alberta.

Our mission is to serve farmers within the county of Northern Lights and the M.D of the Peace #135, and to meet the special needs that results from our unique climatic, geographic and soil conditions.

NPARA receives the majority of funds through project based funding from governments, commodity groups and private industry.

What We Do

  • Promote best management practices in the agricultural community.
  • Introduce producers to new agricultural production technologies and practices.
  • Conduct adaptive and applied research to determine the feasibility (cost-effectiveness) of new technologies and practices.
  • Provide unbiased, third party results during extension events.
  • Serve as a bridge from the agricultural community to the local community, and continuously engage the public on the theme of agricultural sustainability

How We Help

  • Provide local reliable data to assist with management decisions on your farm.
  • Organize 10-15 extension events per year, where we draw in speakers from across Western Canada on themes of regenerative agriculture, improving crop productivity, environmental stewardship and farm profitability.
  • Submit your research ideas to NPARA, and we will test it! If we haven’t done work on it ourselves, we can always connect you with someone that has.
  • Trained environmental farm plan technician that can help you complete your plan before the CAP deadlines.
  • Staff can also help you complete CAP application for implementation of new technologies on your farm.

Connecting with You

What is the value in wetlands? Mackenzie Research @Farmnorthof58 put together this helpful fact-sheet that's free to share #abag #wetlands https://t.co/epWH4zSUrX

Join us for a three-part webinar series on intercropping in Western Canada. First webinar is February 8th. Speakers: Scott Chalmers (WADO), Michelle Hubbard (AAFC Swift Current). Register here: https//bit.ly/3u2kZrl ⁦@scottchalmers15⁩ ⁦@LakelandARA⁩ ⁦@PCBFA⁩

Job opportunity. NPARA is currently seeking a Field Research Technician (http://www.npara.ca/careers). Full-time permanent position. Please forward any inquiries to Lance Ouellette (lance@npara.ca).

Webinar on biostimulants in turf... this Friday ⬇️ https://t.co/j8Nk4yCByv

Seminar # 4 is this Friday at 10am with Joel Williams of @IntegratedSoils. Listening and learning from Joel is always a treat. If you haven't already, join us!

Wonderful explainer on carbon sequestration basics https://clear.ucdavis.edu/explainers/what-carbon-sequestration

Join us for our last December webinar! Free registration (http://www.npara.ca/events). Barry Yaremcio (Yaremcio Ag Consulting Ltd) will discuss options for limited feed supplies over the winter.

Don’t miss today’s free webinar on low stress cattle handling techniques with Dylan Biggs (TK ranch), Improving human relationships with David Irvine (The Leader’s Navigator). Register here: http://npara.ca/events ⁦@TKRanch⁩

Peace Country research facilities fuel local innovation: a visit to Beaverlodge Research Farm, MPARA and MARA https://t.co/hIH4PopKYG @LanceNpara
#agresearch #westcdnag

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