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Western Grains Research Foundation

The Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) is a farmer-funded and farmer-directed non-profit organization investing in agricultural research that benefits western Canadian farmers. WGRF is the largest producer funder of field crop research in Canada. Since 1981, WGRF has funded over $196 M of research in field crops of interest to western Canadian farmers.

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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

August 17, 2020

WGRF Members Update

WGRF-Member-Update-Summer-2020Download On July 23 and August 12, 2020, the WGRF held Board Meetings by conference call Due to COVID-19, the election of Executive and

July 24, 2020

WGRF Elects Executive and Committee Members

Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) Board of Directors elected a new Chair, Vice-Chair and Committee Members at its Board Meeting on July 23, 2020 Dr

July 22, 2020

WGRF Commits $1.5 Million Toward Graduate Scholarships

WGRF is pleased to announce a $15 million-dollar investment in Graduate Scholarships at the University of Manitoba, the University of Alberta, and the University of

July 10, 2020

Insect Pest Information: When & Where You Need it

The Prairie Pest Monitoring Network (PPMN), launched a new website today, Prairiepestca The PPMN is a prairie-wide insect pest monitoring group that provides

April 3, 2020

WGRF Response to Agriculture Research Disruptions Due to COVID-19

The Western Grains Research Foundation is continuing to operate and fund crop research during the COVID-19 crisis WGRF will cooperate with research organizations and