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The new 10-person board overseeing the research funding organization was elected by its 33 members.

New research funding agency gets first elected board

Farmers make up the majority of the directors overseeing Results Driven Agriculture Research

Reading Time: 2 minutes Like other birthday celebrations this past year, there was not a party. But Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) marked one year of existence by announcing, on a Zoom meeting, the members of its first elected board. The new 10-person board overseeing the research funding organization (replacing one appointed by the province) was elected by its […] Read more

Dave Chalack, board chair of ALMA, praised the agency’s staff and efforts at the agency’s last FutureFare.

ALMA reaches the end of the road

The agency’s eight-year legacy was celebrated, and future plans outlined at its last FutureFare conference

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency held a final meeting cum celebration before its dissolution at the end of October. “It’s been a heck of a ride. This is emotional,” ALMA board chair Dave Chalack said to an audience of about 260 industry partners, board directors, and staff at the agency’s last FutureFare conference. The […] Read more


ALMA a casualty of provincial government cuts

Agency has proved 
its worth, industry leaders say

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency is being dissolved — and its demise is being mourned by many in the industry. “We were surprised and disappointed,” said Dave Chalack, a rancher and veterinarian who is chair of ALMA’s board. “I know we had a great organization and one that has evolved in a significant and […] Read more