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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

Incredibly proud of the Monster family and a big congratulations for being our Farm Family of 2022. It was a honour to help present your award. @CofNLights

Today is the Early Bird Deadline for #ABSoilGrazing22!! Don't miss out on renowned speakers like @herdyshepherd1, @glomalin, @FoodH2Owell, @YvonneLawley_UM, @helgason_bobbi, @DarylChubb, @IronMonika, and many more!
Register now at https://t.co/oxoBXsLfsR

1st day of Stock Dog training with Sarah Martin (GS Ranch).Listening in on leashing exercises this morning. Special thanks to Sarah Martin, battle river ag society and Pharis farms. #abag #stockdog @GSRanch @NparaTech

Looking forward to hearing this award winning author “The Shepherd’s Life” - a must read! Don’t miss the banquet!! #regenag #absoilgrazing22 https://t.co/TF87cYfpe9

SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT! Banquet Keynote, James Rebanks

James Rebanks is a farmer based in the Lake District in Cumbria of Northwest England, where his family has run the family farm for over 600 years. James Rebanks runs a 600 year-old family farm.

Don't forget to get your tickets.

Dylan Biggs (TK Ranch) driving cattle based solely on handler’s positioning. Notice the steady and calm pace of travel on these heifers. Special thanks to Dylan for great demo, and Twin Rivers Brethren for volunteering their cattle! ⁦@TKRanch⁩

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