Who we are

RDAR (Results Driven Agriculture Research) enables Alberta producers to determine priorities and lead agriculture research. By collaborating with scientists and researchers, we tap into existing talent and fund ideas generated by innovators to push the boundaries of Alberta’s agriculture potential.

Big ideas are here; RDAR helps them grow.

How we work

RDAR is arms-length from the Alberta provincial government and unencumbered by stricter systems. It’s imperative that Alberta’s agriculture research achieves outcomes that can be applied in the field— for real, measurable results.

RDAR is creating an integrated model, where a new culture of research, collaboration and talent will thrive. By connecting producers to scientists, educational institutions, and private industry, RDAR is working for one common goal: to make Alberta agriculture as profitable and sustainable as possible.

Together, we can reach places we’ve never been before.



Transparency in decision-making


Responsive and working with all those involved in the agriculture sector


Science-based leadership for agriculture research


Be future-driven in our investments in agriculture


Unapologetically bold and aspirational in agriculture research


  • Investing in outcome-driven projects that will have contribute to an increase in farm cash receipts; increase in value-added investment and jobs; and increase exports.
  • Accelerating adoption of transformational, SMART, sustainable environmental practices, and science-based management approaches to increase competitiveness, profitability and productivity.
  • Fostering transdisciplinary partnerships to create opportunities, resolve issues and generate innovations that benefit people, animals, and the environment.


To power the research that transforms agriculture.


To target strategic investments in producer-led, results-driven agriculture research to power the competitiveness, profitability, productivity and sustainability of agriculture in Alberta


Alberta’s agriculture sector is achieving its full potential through the acceleration and adoption of results-driven research

Feeding Alberta’s Potential