NPARA Events

Past Events


Join us for our first tour of the season! New trials include corn intercropping, camelina variety, lupin variety trials. The tour will also feature renown soil health practitioner and researcher Dr.Abbey Wick, where she will hold a workshop and discuss practical solutions to improve soil health on your farm.


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Join us for a free evening webinar on April 13th (7-9pm). Speakers will discuss the latest research on herbicide resistant wild oat. Dr. Shaun Sharpe (AAFC Saskatoon), Nathan Eshpeter (Lead on Wild Oat Action Committee), and Calvin Yoder (Smoky Applied Research and Demonstration Association and Peace River Forage Seed Association) will be presenting.


When: April 13th

Where: Morning Session will be held at Manning Legion hall.
Afternoon session will be held at Amicis gardens (Notikewin).

9:00am-10:00am: Registration (Coffee will be served)

10:00am-11:00pm: Lance Ouellette (NPARA) will discuss the implementation of the new manning community garden.

11:00AM-12:00pm: Louise Brister (Northern Lights Fruit and Vegetable Company) will discuss her operation, and share her experience in planning and establishing successful vegetable gardens.

12:00Pm-1:00pm: Lunch will be provided.

1:00pm-3:00pm: Lori Asmussen (Amicis Gardens) will discuss container gardening, establishing annual and perennial flowers. Participants will also have the opportunity to start their own seed beds. seed trays and peat will be provided. Vegetable seed will be available for purchase.

Register via the NPARA website ( or contact the NPARA office at (780) 836-3354.


Elaine Froese is a professional farm family coach, and specializes in helping families work through the tough issues to take action. She creates a safe place for families to meet, plan for change and clarify expectations. Studies show that farm families who talk regularly are 21% more profitable. Elaine not only assists families to meet and to talk – but to act! The cost of not acting is huge, your business’s legacy depends on your determination to get things done.


Join us for an in-person meeting held at the Manning Legion Hall on February23rd. Topics include: 1) choosing and designing the annual cover crop mix to meet your goals, 2) optimizing perennials for stand establishment forage quality and productivity. For registration, click on the link below or contact the NPARA office(780) 836-3354 or will be provided.


The Latest Research in Intercropping – February 17th, 1-3pm
Featuring: Lana Shaw (Southeast Research Farm, Redvers, SK), and Alan Lee (presenting on results from M.Sc thesis – intercropping research in the Peace region, AB).
To register for this event:
Register via Zoom link (above), or contact NPARA directly by email at or by phone at 780-836-3354.


Join us Tuesday February 15th at the Dunvegan Motor Inn. Coffee will be on at 9:30am.

Topics include:

Profitability Through Management – Lance Stockbrugger CPA, CA

Livestock Disease Surveillance – Dr. Barbara Wilhelm

Herd Health on Pasture – Dr. Christa Harder

Due to AHS requirements this event will follow REP. Please bring proof of vaccination (QR codes) or a negative test. Limited space available. Register via the link below, or by calling (780) 523-4033.