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Doug Wray

Forage champion Doug Wray receives national award

Irricana rancher and long-term forage advocate Doug Wray is the winner of the Canadian Forage and Grassland Association’s 2016 Leadership Award. “Wray is committed to continued education about grassland and forages,” the association said in a news release. “He travels extensively locally and abroad to observe grassland, forage and livestock management; and frequently shares his […] Read more

Know a leader in the forage and grassland sector?

Nominations for the Canadian Forage & Grassland Association Leadership Award are now open. This award recognizes individuals — as well as groups or organizations — who exemplify or enhance the goals of the association, and whose leadership in the forage and grassland sector has impact of national and/or international significance. The recipient will be invited to make a […] Read more


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Nominations sought for pollinator award

Nominations are being sought for the 2015 Canadian Farmer-Rancher Pollinator Conservation Award. Individuals or families in Canada currently implementing pollinator protection measures on their farm or ranch are encouraged to apply. The award recognizes farmers and ranchers who have made significant efforts in conserving natural ecosystems, fostering additional pollinator habitat, and protecting pollinators. The recipient […] Read more

The hay market — buyers and sellers beware

Canadian hay marketers are continuing to see a surge in demand, but unfortunately, this combined with a shortage of forage due to drought appears to be bringing out some less-than-ethical operators. The Canadian Forage and Grassland Association (CFGA) has been advised of several situations whereby large deposits had been paid, but the hay was not […] Read more



CFGA announces leadership award

The Canadian Forage & Grassland Association has initiated a leadership award to recognize an individual, group or organization whose leadership has had a significant positive impact on the forage and grassland industry either nationally, internationally or both. In setting up the award CFGA recognized that contributions to the industry may come from many different areas […] Read more


National Voice For Forage And Grasslands Formed

Provincial forage and grassland organizations have come together to form the Canadian Forage and Grassland Association. “We are very pleased to announce the formation of a new national association for our forage and grassland industry,” said Ed Shaw, chair of the newly formed Canadian Forage & Grassland Association/Association Canadienne pour les Plantes Fourragres (CFGA/ACPF) in […] Read more