Through 2019, the Government of Alberta conducted numerous in-person and online sessions, engaging with over 2,000 farmers, ranchers, and industry partners to glean their insights on the future of agricultural research in Alberta. RDAR was created as a result of these consultations.
Alberta’s agriculture sector is achieving its full potential through the acceleration and adoption of results-driven research.
RDAR targets strategic investments in producer-led, results-driven agriculture research to power the competitiveness, profitability, productivity and sustainability of agriculture in Alberta.
Today, RDAR manages a comprehensive research catalog of over 400 impactful projects that increase farm cash receipts, promote value-added investments, and generate employment opportunities across our industry.
RDAR looks to create positive change for producers across Alberta, by establishing relationships across Canada and beyond to bring the best practices, knowledge and research results to producers and encourage adoption.
Integrity: transparency in decision-making
Collaboration: work with all those who complement and further our mandate
Innovation: Science-based leadership for agriculture research
Legacy: Be future-driven in our investments in agriculture
Courage: Unapologetically bold in agriculture research