Farmer-led research engagement

Gathered input on the future of agricultural research in Alberta.


We want to ensure agricultural research in Alberta is led by farmers and that Albertans are getting the best results for their investment.

To help transform how we do agriculture research in Alberta, we gathered input on:

  • what farmer-led research means to Albertans
  • farmer-led research priorities
  • opportunities for industry participation and shared leadership/ownership in the exploration and evaluation of governance models that deliver farmer-led research

These changes are an opportunity to conduct world-leading research in Alberta by leveraging work happening in existing facilities or building brand new ones and attracting investment from bio-tech companies.


  • Open

  • Results under review

  • Completed

Who is listening

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Get involved


Thank you for your input. We are currently reviewing feedback.

In person

Public engagement sessions were held in 9 communities across Alberta from January 13 to 25.

Stakeholder engagement

We met with key stakeholders, including marketing board and commission representatives, applied research associations and post-secondary institutions.


Your feedback will help us determine the province’s research priorities and the best way to meet those needs.


Connect with 310-FARM:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Toll free: 310-FARM (3276) (in Alberta)
Phone: 403-742-7901 (outside Alberta)
Email: [email protected]