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Vermilion hosting provincial agriculture research open house

The Alberta provincial government is looking for feedback from local farmers, ranchers and those in the agriculture sector.

An agriculture research open house will be held on January 21 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Vermilion Lakeland College campus on 5707 College Drive.

“We are working with farmers to determine their research priorities,” says Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Devin Dreeshen.

“This is an opportunity to transform how we do research and attract investment from the private sector. I see world-leading agricultural research happening here, either by leveraging work happening in existing facilities or building brand new ones.”

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Three specific topics the province is looking for feedback are:

  • what farmer-led research means to Albertans
  • farmer-led research priorities
  • governance models for delivering farmer-led research

There is also an online survey for those unable to make the session. The survey closes on January 31.

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