West-Central Forage Association

What We Do

regional coverage Map 2012.jpgWest-Central Forage Association (WCFA) is a non-profit agricultural organization based out of Evansburg, Alberta. Since 1978, WCFA has served the needs of forage and livestock producers in the region by demonstrating new agricultural technology and production practices through extension activities, applied research, and knowledge sharing. The results obtained from research plots and demonstrations, along with current issues of agricultural significance, are shared with producers through meetings, training seminars, field tours, the monthly newsletter "Forage Views" and the WCFA website. A volunteer Board of Directors helps to ensure that WCFA addresses the most prominent issues to local producers.

WCFA's region encompasses 10 million acres (4 million hectares) and work is done in cooperation with local counties (Yellowhead, Parkland, Leduc, Woodlands, Brazeau, and Lac Ste. Anne), Alberta Agriculture Food and Rural Development, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Stewardship Alliance for Conservation Agriculture (SACA), other federal and provincial organizations, and local industry to conduct likeminded agriculture and environmentally sustainable activities.

Producers served by the Association include:

  • Primary agriculture producers in west central region
    1. Cow/calf, backgrounding
    2. Other livestock (sheep, goats, dairy, bison, elk, horses etc.)
    3. Forage
  • Early adopters and innovators with vast age and skill base
  • Average Age 55
  • Multi-Operations