Tag: Alberta Barley Commission

Western Barley Commissions, WGRF Sign New $2.4 Million Deal With Crop Development Centre

Barley grower organizations from the three prairie provinces and the Western Grains Research Foundation are investing $2.4 million over the next five years in the barley variety development program at the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre. The funding from Alberta Barley, the Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission, the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association and… Read more »

Alberta Barley Hires New General Manager

The Alberta Barley Commission’s new general manager comes with experience in the crop input and grain handling sectors. Rob Davies, the former CEO of Weyburn Inland Terminal, has been hired as the commission’s new GM following Lisa Skierka’s departure earlier this year. “Having spent my entire career working in agriculture across Western Canada, I am very… Read more »

Alberta Barley Commission Receives $8 Million to Fund Barley Research Cluster

A total of 28 research projects focused on expanding or improving barley’s use as feed, food and malt will receive funding under a new Barley National Research Cluster, spearheaded by the Alberta Barley Commission. Newly re-appointed federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz was on hand last week to make the $8 million announcement. “This is a… Read more »