NPARA Membership

Member Services

As a member, you will receive our annual report, informational mailouts on research, events and funding, have access to our rental equipment, resource library, and the following exclusive agronomic services…

Thousand Kernel Weights

TKW is the weight in grams of 1,000 kernels of seed. TKW can vary between crops and classes of cereals, and it will vary within the same variety depending on the field it was grown, the environmental conditions experienced in a particular season and year to year.

Environmental Farm Plan

The EFP is an assessment voluntarily prepared by farm families to increase their environmental awareness in up to 23 different areas on their farm. Through the EFP process, farmers highlight their farm’s environmental strengths, identify areas of environmental concern and set realistic action plans with time tables.

Variety Selection

The variety decision will begin to establish profit potential before a seed is ever planted. Considerations are personal for each producer, encompassing not only yield and quality but also variety characteristics and management practices relevant to the region where it’s planted.

Age Verification

For source and age verification, most beef processors have an approved QSA for exporting beef. This QSA describes how age/source will be documented by the packer with cooperation from source feedlots and their producer suppliers (cow-calf producers). As with a PVP, QSA certification requires considerable records, labor, and capital to establish.

Pest Identification

Information for each pest species includes identification and symptoms, monitoring, life cycle, different types of control, crops that are affected, and implications of damage caused. For beneficials, you are given guidance on identification, life cycle, benefits they can bring, and how you can encourage them.

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.