Attn Researchers – Genome Alberta and RDAR soliciting Statements of Interest

Genome Alberta is supporting Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) in identifying innovative projects capable of advancing the application of genomics technology (including other -omics and bioinformatics) for the benefit of Alberta’s agriculture & agri-food sectors.

Up to $750 K per year is available with a 1:1 co-funding requirement from eligible sources. Projects must have a direct impact on Alberta’s agricultural industry (e.g., livestock, crops, food safety), addressing priority areas including but not limited to:

  • enhance productivity, profitability and competitiveness;
  • sustainable and responsible agricultural production; and
  • addressing market demands

More details about this funding opportunity, including the Statement of Interest Form and Terms and Conditions for the RDAR Accelerating Agricultural Innovations Program, are available on the Genome Alberta website.

Interested parties should submit their completed Statement of Interest Form to Ryan Mercer no later than 11:59 pm on January 2nd, 2022. 

Genome Alberta is hosting an information session webinar for this funding opportunity on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 10 am MST. Additional context will be provided and some common questions for prospective applicants will be addressed. Register here!

When seeking funding, researchers are encouraged to refer to the priorities and target research outcomes in the Canadian Beef Research and Technology Transfer Strategy.

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A Year in Review: Outcomes of Your Investments in Canadian Beef Research and Extension

 

Where exactly are my Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off funds allocated to research going? How have the circumstances of the past year impacted beef research and extension? What has the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) been up to lately? Answers to these questions and more can be found in the BCRC’s new report.  
BCRC 2020-2021 Year in Review Report
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2020-2021 Year in Review provides a visual representation of the BCRC Results Report, which is submitted annually to the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off Agency. The new report offers a reader-friendly snapshot of the fiscal year’s activities and results 

“So much has happened during the past year – from the COVID-19 pandemic to the drought that impacted cattle producers across much of the country,” said BCRC Executive Director Andrea Brocklebank.  “While there has been much uncertainty in the industry in 2020-2021, Canada’s beef producers remain tenacious, researchers have proven to be innovative and the Beef Cattle Research Council is resolute to move forward as a leader in beef research and extension.”  

The 2020-2021 Year in Review spotlights a few of the key research and extension projects that were funded during the past year. There were 23 research and extension projects reporting activities between April 2020 and March 2021 through the current Beef Cattle Industry Science Cluster, as well as 25 priority research projects. While most results will be presented upon completion, the new report features a few of the preliminary findings.  Continue reading