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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 38 years the WGRF Board has given producers a voice in agricultural research funding decisions. WGRF invests over $15 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 Commits $675,000 to Organic Science Cluster

The Organic Science Cluster III (OSCIII) was announced earlier today by the Honourable Laurence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada The OCSIII

January 25, 2017 11:15 PM

New Integrated Crop Agronomy Cluster Announced

“WGRF is very proud to be leading the newly established Integrated Crop Agronomy Cluster,” says Terry Young, WGRF Board Chair “The $63 million announced today

January 25, 2017 11:15 PM

WGRF In the News 2018

The power of knowing your soil - Country Guide, October 2018   USask researchers uncover insect-resistant genes in wheat - August, 2018   They

January 25, 2017 11:15 PM

WGRF Celebrates a Successful Year at Annual Members Meeting

WGRF held its Annual Members Meeting on April 5, 2018 in Calgary Alberta Garth Patterson, WGRF Executive Director, reported that WGRF successfully completed year one of

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,

January 25, 2017 11:15 PM

WGRF Commits $1.4 Million to 9 New Research Projects

Through a continuing co-funding partnership with the Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) and other producer commodity groups, Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) is