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Prairie barley growers have been supporting barley variety development for 
more than two decades.

Barley groups pledge $2.4 million for barley breeding

Thanks in part to producer funding, the Crop Development Centre has released more than 70 barley varieties

Alberta Barley, its Saskatchewan and Manitoba counterparts, and the Western Grains Research Foundation will provide more than $2.4 million over five years to the barley variety development program at the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre. Since 1995, producers have invested almost $15 million into barley variety development through the research foundation. “This funding provides […] Read more

Alberta Barley has three board and 17 delegate spots open

The deadline for nominations is Oct. 31 with the election taking place Dec. 8

Alberta Barley is seeking nominations for directors and delegates. There are 20 positions available, including two directors (Regions 3 and 4) and one director-at-large (Region 1, 2, 3 or 6). Seventeen spots are available for delegates with at least one opening in five of the six Alberta Barley electoral regions. “Volunteering your time as a […] Read more



New Alberta Barley director elected

Two directors have been acclaimed and one farmer elected as a director-at-large following Alberta Barley’s 2015 regional meetings. Region 5 director Bryan Adam (Stony Plain) and Region 6 director Gerald Finster (Valleyview) will return for a second term, while Shane DeBock (Barrhead) will replace Richard Mueller (Barrhead) as director-at-large, who will finish his second three-year […] Read more



Barley research updates now online

Alberta Barley has posted up-to-date research project summaries on its website. The project summaries, written by researchers, detail the project’s timeline, project partners, total funding, and a description of its benefit to farmers. Updates on AgriInnovation Program projects are also on the website. The 27 projects, funded under the $11-million National Barley Research Cluster and […] Read more


Dave Bishop (l), and Jeff Nielsen

David Bishop and Jeff Nielsen join Alberta Barley board

Chair Matt Sawyer, Greg Stamp, and Glenn Logan 
leave board after completing their terms

Two new directors have joined the Alberta Barley board by acclamation. David Bishop of Barons will replace outgoing Enchant’s Greg Stamp in Region 1 while Jeff Nielsen of Olds will replace outgoing chairman and Region 2 director Matt Sawyer from Acme. Both Stamp and Sawyer will complete their second three-year term in December. Current director-at-large […] Read more