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Posted: February 6, 2018

Forage Council sharing results from research project

Forage production in a changing climate

Join Kootenay & Boundary Farm Advisors and the BC Forage Council at upcoming presentations about innovative forage production practices to increase climate change adaptation.

Serena Black, Manager, BC Forage Council will present results from a three-year research project conducted in the Central Interior of British Columbia that include on-farm trials led by farmers.

Research topics include:

  • Testing kale as a winter feed source;
  • Testing late season grasses as winter feed, and the effect of passive fertilization;
  • Testing forage quality, yield, and maturity rates of six varieties of alfalfa;
  • Determining optimal seeding rate and seed mix of alfalfa;

The presentation will also provide an overview of the completed ‘Guide for On-Farm Demonstration Research.’

Dates & location:

Creston: February 21 (Creston Community Complex), 1:30– 3:30 p.m.

Grand Forks: February 22 (Boundary Museum and Interpretive Centre), 1 – 3 p.m.

Cranbrook: February 23 (Kootenay Livestock Association Office), 1 – 3 p.m.

Coffee and refreshments provided. Registration is not required.

Inquiries can be sent to [email protected], 778-771-5851.

“We’re thrilled to have the BC Forage Council visit our region to share information with producers, specifically the on-farm demonstration research guide as it’s an invaluable tool for agricultural producers,” said Rachael Roussin, KBFA Program Coordinator.

On-farm research allows farmers to improve their knowledge and understanding of their own production systems, which can improve the amount and type of information available for decision-making. As such, this guide is an invaluable tool for agricultural producers looking to conduct their own, low-tech applicable research to increase their operation’s productivity and profitability in a changing climate.

This research project is an initiative of the BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative. Learn more about this project at: and search for “innovative forage production practices.”

KBFA provides information and services to support and strengthen agriculture in our region.

Learn more at or call 778-771-5851.

Kootenay & Boundary Farm Advisors

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