Presentations And Workshops On High Performance Management Systems

Next week’s 8th Annual Canadian Forage and Grassland Association’s Conference will bring together leading forage and grassland experts from across Canada and North America to discuss key issues facing the industry.

Along with presentations related to high performance forages, stakeholders and leading researchers from universities and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada will meet for a day and a half of technical workshops to discuss best management practices and provide a science review on high performance forage and grassland management systems in Canada.

The presentations and workshops are the latest activities for the CFGA’s High Performance Management Systems to Reduce Greenhouse Gases in Canada’s Forage and Grasslands research and development project that falls under Canada’s $27 million, five-year Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program (AGGP). The program is intended to help create technologies, practices and processes for the agricultural sector to adjust to climate change and improve soil and water conservation by developing new farming practices and methods.

The CFGA began the project in February by reviewing existing quantification protocols and greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation research from across Canada and around the world. The literature review will provide an understanding of what currently exists to avoid duplication of existing quantification protocols as well as fill and improve any gaps.

The 8th Annual CFGA Conference will be held Nov. 14 to 16 in Guelph.