PLANS & REPORTS
We want to see Alberta agriculture compete on a global scale. RDAR focuses on better ideas and new technologies, with effective ways to implement them.
We grow from contribution. What began as a series of consultations with farmers, ranchers and other stakeholders throughout Alberta’s agricultural industry has evolved into a new vision for agriculture research. An important conclusion was drawn —that producers, in collaboration with research partners, are best positioned to determine agricultural research priorities.
That’s why RDAR was created, and why transparency and communicating plans are a major pillar of the way we operate. We aim to share as much information with you as we can. Here, you’ll find records and reporting of our Board’s activities and efforts since its inception.
Advisory Committee Presentation
On August 18, RDAR’s Advisory Committee met for the first time. The Committee had the opportunity to meet each others’ representatives and hear from Tom Steve, the Committee’s Co-Chair about RDAR’s progress and status to-date. Dr. Stanford Blade and Clinton Dobson, Chair of RDAR’s Research Committee and Interim Research Director, respectively, presented a “straw dog” of potential research priorities RDAR could pursue initially.
Policy Paper Discussion
This collection of 10 papers were discussed with industry partners in June 2020 over 6 webinars, facilitated by John Knapp. Webinar participants were polled to provide the RDAR Board with advice on how to proceed.