RDAR delivers key research investment to support livestock feed innovation

RDAR delivers key research investment to support livestock feed innovation

RDAR has announced a $110,291 Investment in CBS Bio Platforms to enable Alberta to lead development of enhanced and sustainable feed. Industry-leading outcomes from this research project will strengthen Alberta's reputation as a centre for world-class, livestock production.

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RDAR makes Major Investment in CBIN Genetics Data Platform to Improve Efficiency and Profitability of Cattle Producers

RDAR makes Major Investment in CBIN Genetics Data Platform to Improve Efficiency and Profitability of Cattle Producers

Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) has invested $640,000 in a collaborative research project with the Canadian Beef Improvement Network (CBIN) to springboard the development of a unified, standardized, and producer-accessible beef cattle genetics data platform.

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Results Driven Agriculture Research continues to support Alberta’s farmers and grow the industry

Results Driven Agriculture Research continues to support Alberta’s farmers and grow the industry

Agriculture and Forestry Minister Devin Dreeshen gives a personal account of RDAR's annual highlights and investments to Alberta's agriculture industry

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Working Together:  RDAR, Feather Boards and researchers’ partner to boost technology transfer and innovation adoption across the poultry sector

Working Together: RDAR, Feather Boards and researchers’ partner to boost technology transfer and innovation adoption across the poultry sector

The Poultry Innovation Partnership (PIP) has been awarded $400,000 by Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) to develop a technology transfer ecosystem to support innovation adoption in the Alberta poultry industry.

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RDAR commits $783K to grow Alberta’s burgeoning AgTech sector with Sunterra Greenhouse and Lethbridge College

RDAR commits $783K to grow Alberta’s burgeoning AgTech sector with Sunterra Greenhouse and Lethbridge College

To help boost boost Alberta’s crop output during times of limited supply and low import quality, RDAR will invest $783,205 in this producer-public- private partnership with Lethbridge College and Sunterra Farms.

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Collateral victims of the heatwave, bees are suffering in Alberta

Collateral victims of the heatwave, bees are suffering in Alberta

CBC Radio Canada talks about bee colony health and AgVisorPro. How this made-in-Alberta solution has the ability to connect farmers with experts across Canada.

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RDAR funded research project explores new way to boost canola production

RDAR funded research project explores new way to boost canola production

University of Alberta researcher and plant scientist Linda Gorim is leading a team of researchers to find out which canola breeds are best at photosynthesis, with the goal of improving yields for Canadian farmers.

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Researchers, Producers and Industry Come Together to Address Farming Challenges

Researchers, Producers and Industry Come Together to Address Farming Challenges

Three Alberta Ag Leaders (RDAR, AGvisorPRO and Alberta Beekeepers Commission) enter innovative agreement to share research and provide advice through new tech platform.

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RDAR Invests in digitization technology solution to impact the cow/calf sector

RDAR Invests in digitization technology solution to impact the cow/calf sector

RDAR provides financial investment to Flokk Systems to advance their work identifying factors that limit the digitization of Alberta cow/calf production.

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RDAR makes $630,060 Investment in Antimicrobial Research to Support Livestock Producers

RDAR makes $630,060 Investment in Antimicrobial Research to Support Livestock Producers

RDAR invests $630,060 to support the collection of antimicrobial use (AMU) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) data from Alberta and Canadian cattle feedlots. This study will improve animal health and antimicrobial stewardship by understanding AMU trends and guiding management practices in feedlots.

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RDAR invests $750K in project to shed light on pesticides in wetlands

RDAR invests $750K in project to shed light on pesticides in wetlands

A multi-million dollar water monitoring project in Alberta aims to ensure federal decisions that impact western Canadian farmers are based on accurate science.

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RDAR Funds Landmark Agriculture Water Stewardship and Monitoring Project

RDAR Funds Landmark Agriculture Water Stewardship and Monitoring Project

RDAR has invested $750,000 over 3 years in a collaborative project by Alberta’s producer-led Crop Sector Working Group (CSWG) and three major life-science companies. This novel water monitoring project will help ensure that farmers have access to innovative crop protection tools while upholding sound environmental stewardship.

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Not just for your latte! U Of A researcher developing nutritious oat-based beverage to help people with diabetes manage their health

Not just for your latte! U Of A researcher developing nutritious oat-based beverage to help people with diabetes manage their health

University of Alberta Oat researcher Dr. Chen Lingyun thinks that oat milk can be more than a great-tasting ingredient in lattes and specialty coffee. Dr. Chen is leading research to develop a new non-dairy Oat milk recipe with an even better nutrient density with maximal protein content.

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IRRIGATION RESEARCH AT Lethbridge COLLEGE receives RDAR Investment

IRRIGATION RESEARCH AT Lethbridge COLLEGE receives RDAR Investment

Irrigation research at Lethbridge College is getting a funding boost of $420,658 from RDAR to measure soil moisture with the goal of allowing producers to adjust irrigation on the fly.

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RDAR invests in Grain drying research at Lethbridge College

RDAR invests in Grain drying research at Lethbridge College

RDAR invests $160,000 over 3 years to support Lethbridge College researcher, Dr. Chandra Singh with the development of wireless smart sensing technology to monitor in‐bin grain storage conditions.

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RDAR Invests $5.7M in Alberta Applied Research Associations

RDAR Invests $5.7M in Alberta Applied Research Associations

- More than $5.7 million will be invested by Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) to fund Alberta Applied Research Associations (ARAs) research programs.

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RDAR Funds 3-Year Grant for Potato Research at U of L

RDAR Funds 3-Year Grant for Potato Research at U of L

Dr. Michele Konschuh, a researcher at the University of Lethbridge has received a three-year grant from Alberta’s Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) to look into management strategies for blackleg in potatoes.

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RDAR Board Director Dr. Stanford Blade talks Food Security with Grains West Magazine

RDAR Board Director Dr. Stanford Blade talks Food Security with Grains West Magazine

Dr. Blade breaks down the issue of food security, access, availability and quality in a feature article by Grains West Magazine

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RDAR awards of U of L researcher with $700,000 to support critical beef industry research

RDAR awards of U of L researcher with $700,000 to support critical beef industry research

With more than $700,000 in funding over two years from the province’s new Results Driven Agricultural Research (RDAR) fund, Dr. Kim Stanford, a research associate at the University of Lethbridge, will continue her research studies that support the beef industry

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RDAR awards funding to U of L for Queen Bee and colony health research

RDAR awards funding to U of L for Queen Bee and colony health research

RDAR funding of $496,513 supports bee health research at the University of Lethbridge

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RDAR ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD CHAIR, VICE CHAIR AND NEW BOARD DIRECTORS

RDAR ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD CHAIR, VICE CHAIR AND NEW BOARD DIRECTORS

RDAR Board of Directors elect Dr. David Chalack as Board Chair and Ms. Melissa Downing as Vice-Chair to serve until the 2022 Annual Meeting.

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RDAR Announces New Board of Directors

RDAR Announces New Board of Directors

RDAR announces its first elected Board of Directors.

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Dr. David Chalack, Interim Board Chair of RDAR, Reflects on Year One

Dr. David Chalack, Interim Board Chair of RDAR, Reflects on Year One

Board Chair Dr. David Chalack reflects on RDAR's accomplishments in its first year in business.

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RDAR Announces New CEO to Continue Funding Agriculture Research in Alberta

RDAR Announces New CEO to Continue Funding Agriculture Research in Alberta

RDAR Board Chair, with our Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mark Redmond as the Chief Executive Officer of RDAR effective March 1, 2021.

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RDAR allocates $3 Million to Funding Agriculture Research

RDAR allocates $3 Million to Funding Agriculture Research

Due to positive researcher response, RDAR puts forward additional $3 Million towards funding targeted ag research proposals

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A CLEAR PATH TO RESULTS

A CLEAR PATH TO RESULTS

RDAR Interim Board Chair Dave Chalack oversees the group's new approach to farm research.

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RDAR Board Director Dr. Stan Blade talks Knowledge Transfer with GrainsWest magazine

RDAR Board Director Dr. Stan Blade talks Knowledge Transfer with GrainsWest magazine

Dr. Stan Blade discusses the importance of knowledge translation and transfer (KTT) between scientists and farmers and the impact of Covid-19 on agricultural information exchange,

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Funding for producer-led research is on its way

Funding for producer-led research is on its way

RDAR and the AFC are set to roll out funding decisions for their 2020 calls for research proposals.

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Research Reset: RDAR TAKES A NEW RESULTS-DRIVEN DIRECTION

Research Reset: RDAR TAKES A NEW RESULTS-DRIVEN DIRECTION

An introduction to RDAR. A nimble, arm’s length from government agency, that is driven by producer-led research priorities.

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The Need For RDAR

The Need For RDAR

Get background on why Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR), a non-profit, arm’s-length agriculture research organization, was created and how it will operate to benefit Alberta’s ag industry.

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Dr. Chalack Talks About Results-Driven Agriculture Research

Dr. Chalack Talks About Results-Driven Agriculture Research

In late October, RDAR board chair, Dr. David Chalack had the opportunity to be featured on AgriPod, a weekly podcast about Canadian agriculture hosted by award-winning journalist Alice McFarlane.

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First Call for Applications!

First Call for Applications!

RDAR announces its initial targeted call for proposals.

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Expanding Agriculture Research at the U of A

Expanding Agriculture Research at the U of A

The University of Alberta will receive a $3.7-million grant to assist in the transition of critical agriculture research programs and researchers.

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Alberta’s Barley Program Moving to Olds College

Alberta’s Barley Program Moving to Olds College

Agriculture and Forestry’s field crop development centre will now be housed at Olds College, leveraging research capacity and creating new teaching opportunities.

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Expanding Research at the University of Lethbridge

Expanding Research at the University of Lethbridge

Agriculture and Forestry is increasing research capacity by transferring three priority agriculture research programs to the University of Lethbridge, growing its research depth and range.

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Investing in Research at Lethbridge College

Investing in Research at Lethbridge College

Alberta’s government is increasing research capacity by supporting the transition of the Alberta Irrigation Technology Centre (AITC) and the Brooks Greenhouse to Lethbridge College.

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Animal Health Research Boost for University of Calgary

Animal Health Research Boost for University of Calgary

The governments of Canada and Alberta are investing in critical animal health diagnostics at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

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Initial Research Priorities Announced

Initial Research Priorities Announced

On October 14, 2020, our Advisory Committee released RDAR’s initial research priorities and shared them with the agriculture community.

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Transforming Agriculture Research in Alberta

Transforming Agriculture Research in Alberta

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Devin Dreeshen has announced the creation of Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR), a non-profit, arm’s-length agriculture research organization.

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Results Driven Agriculture Research

Results Driven Agriculture Research

This arm’s-length non-profit organization is dedicated to farmer-led research.

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