2013 Canadian Forage & Grassland Association
Conference & AGM
and Optional Tour
Taking Forages Mainstream -
The Challenges, Pitfalls & Opportunities
December 9th - Optional Tour
December 10th & 11th, Conference & AGM
Pomeroy Inn & Suites at Olds College, Olds, Alberta
Welcome to the virtual home of the Alberta Forage Industry Network! To contact us please email Info@albertaforages.ca
or call 403-556-4248.
Made up of producers and stakeholders from throughout the very diverse Alberta forages industry, it is AFIN's goal to speak with one voice for forages in our province.
The board and committee members of AFIN are committed to fostering two-way communication, championing research and extension, and influencing policy and practice.
The Alberta Forage Industry based on 2011 Census numbers, generated in direct economic value an estimated $1.5 billion. Indirect economic value through ecological goods and services was valued at 390 million to 1.3 billion. Crop insurance and income stabilization savings from not using annual crops was included at $428 million. Carbon offsets at about $14 million. When taken all together Alberta forages are valued at 2.3-3.3 billion. The Value of Alberta’s Forage Industry report (Stephanie Kosinski prepared) which we released last March using 2006 Census data and some more current data as available, valued this at an estimated $2.1-3.8 billion.