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Western Grains Research Foundation

WGRF is a farmer funded and directed non-profit organization investing in agricultural research that benefits western Canadian producers. For 35 years the WGRF Board has given producers a voice in agricultural research funding decisions. WGRF manages an Endowment Fund and the wheat and barley variety development check-off funds, investing over $19 million annually into variety development and field crop research. WGRF brings the research spending power of all farmers in Western Canada together, maximizing the returns they see in crop research.

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Special Initiatives

The Field Heroes campaign encourages growers and agronomists to consider beneficial insects in production recommendations and decisions.

Research Update

Read the most recent WGRF Research review. As producer we should be proud of these investments we’ve made in our industry.

Research Programming

Building on WGRF’s experience in leading agronomic research capacity, WGRF is focusing on leading and funding research on whole farm integrated multi-crop issues.

Latest News

January 25, 2017 11:15 PM

WGRF Launches ‘Field Heroes’ Awareness Campaign

Not all heroes wear capes That’s the message behind a new communications campaign to increase awareness of some unsung heroes – beneficial insects Recently launched

January 25, 2017 11:15 PM

WGRF In the News 2017

Building a complete protein package - Country Guide, May, 2017 Getting the most out of your cereal fungicide: advice for Western Canada - Top Crop Manager, May,

January 25, 2017 11:15 PM

WGRF Invests $800,000 for U of A Wheat Breeding

The Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) and the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Agricultural, life & Environmental Sciences (ALES) announced that they

January 25, 2017 11:15 PM

Western Canadian Barley Producers Invest $2.4 Million in Barley Breeding

Alberta Barley, the Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SaskBarley), the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association (MWBGA) and the Western Grains Research

January 25, 2017 11:15 PM

Call for Letter of Intent – Integrated Crop Agronomy Cluster

Funding organizations from across Canada are participating in the development of a national Integrated Crop Agronomy Cluster for submission to the next federal

January 25, 2017 11:15 PM

WGRF Research Review Magazine

As you read through these pages, take note that many, if not all, of these projects and initiatives are made possible, in part, because of producer funding As producers,