Farmer-Led Research 

The government is committed to delivering farmer-led research priorities. This is why we are engaging with farmers, ranchers and other agriculture stakeholders on the future of research in Alberta.

This consultation includes identifying:

  • What farmer-led research means to you.
  • Farmer-led research priorities.
  • The exploration and evaluation of governance models that deliver on farmer-led research.

A thriving research system is essential to job creation and economic growth. The engagement process is necessary to ensure the government is listening to industry and supportive of stakeholders. The focus is on ensuring the province has a strong innovation system that is supporting farmers and ranchers be competitive on cost, quality and assurance.

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF) has the dual role of being a research funder and a research conductor. AF’s research capacity is focused on supporting a vibrant and competitive agriculture industry and has historically been supported by industry funding to complete research benefiting farmers and ranchers. 

The personal information you provide to Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is collected under the authority of section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act and is managed in accordance with Part Two of the FOIP Act. Your employment information and written responses will be used for the purpose of making informed decisions related to the Farmer-led Research engagement.

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry will not use or disclose your personal information for any other purpose without your written consent or unless required to do so by law.

If you have any questions or you wish to request the change or removal of information you provided, please contact Sarah Murrant, Engagement Specialist, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry by phone at (780) 644-1828 or by email at Complete a FOIP request at


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The survey will take approximately 15 minutes. Please complete and submit your survey by January 31, 2020. We thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

Thank you for participating!