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The CFGA/ACPF is the national voice for all sectors of the forage and grassland industry. Its main role is to uphold our robust forage industry and realize the potential of the domestic and export forage market.

The CFGA/ACPF has the following membership categories:
•    Membership from recognized provincial forage councils or organizations
•    Membership from Organizations/Groups representing Users/Producers
•    Overseas Exporters
•    US Exporters
•    Patron Memberships.

CFGA Code of Ethics – Please read & return with your application.

Overseas Exporters – $1500/yr

Overseas Exporter Application

As a member of the CFGA you will receive the following benefits:
•    Members will have exposure on CFGA website – logo, name and contact information and a link to their company website.
•    The CFGA website will have a section devoted to domestic, U.S. and overseas market development. Overseas exporters will have input into the development of the website to ensure it benefits them.
•    Members will be privy to confidential market information via a member only page on the website.
•    Members will have the opportunity to participate on the Forage Export and Domestic Market Development Committee addressing issues and opportunities in overseas market development such as transportation, market protocols, new product development, and marketing strategies.
•    Members will have the opportunity to participate in fact finding missions and major trade shows to promote the export of Canadian forage products:
•    Overseas exporters will have a representative on the CFGA Board of Directors.

Many of the provinces have Provincial Forage Marketing Organizations/Forage Councils working on your behalf. To be a member of the CFGA/ACPF you must also be a member in good standing with your respective Provincial Forage Marketing Organization/Forage Council, (if a Provincial Forage Organization exists in your province). To find further information about your Provincial Organization please go to our website  http://www.canadianfga.ca/about/links/

The CFGA/ACPF Membership Year will be April 1, 2012 – March 31, 2013. 

 

Forage Export and Domestic Market Development Committee for both U.S. and Overseas Marketers will:

  • Consider issues and provide direction regarding the marketing of Canadian forage domestically and internationally;
  • Ensure that needs and issues within this sector of the forage industry are identified, vetted and addressed;
  • Provide input and recommendations to the CFGA Committees: Research and Extension, Communications/Promotions, Finance and to the Board of Directors;
  • Provide input in the development of initiatives/proposals that support the development of domestic and export markets via fact-finding missions and major trade shows.

U.S.  Exporters – $250/yr

US Exporters Application

As a member of the CFGA you will receive the following benefits:
•    Members will have exposure on CFGA website – logo, name and contact information and a link to their company website.
•    The CFGA website will have a section devoted to domestic, U.S. and overseas market development. Overseas exporters will have input into the development of the website to ensure it benefits them.
•    Members will be privy to confidential market information via a member only page on the website.
•    Members will have the opportunity to participate on the Forage Export and Domestic Market Development Committee addressing issues and opportunities in overseas market development such as transportation, market protocols, new product development, and marketing strategies.
•    Members will have the opportunity to participate in fact finding missions and major trade shows to promote the export of Canadian forage products:
•    Overseas exporters will have a representative on the CFGA Board of Directors.

Patron Memberships – $250/yr

Patron Members Application

The CFGA/ACPF recognizes that there are many people and organizations across Canada who appreciate the value of our forage and grasslands, are supportive of the CFGA/ACPF and wish to be involved. We welcome your interest and encourage you to become a Patron Member.

The Patron Membership:
•    May be granted to individuals, organizations, associations and to agri-businesses approved by the Board of Directors;
•    Individuals wishing to support and be involved in the CFGA/ACPF may pay a Patron Membership directly to the CFGA/ACPF;
•    Patron members are welcome to participate on CFGA/ACPF Committees however; they will not have voting privileges.

The CFGA/ACPF Membership Year will be April 1, 2012 – March 31, 2013. Memberships paid now will be for the 2011-2012 year.

Objectives of the CFGA/ACPF
1.    To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, philosophies and research findings for all those involved in the industry;
2.    To initiate and support programs and policies to improve the Canadian forage and grassland industry;
3.    To promote the optimum use of forage and grasslands for the efficient production of food, fibre and energy products;
4.    To promote the use of forages in crop rotations and in fragile soils to improve the sustainability of Canadian agriculture and for soil, water and environmental enhancement;
5.    To assist in the identification of constraints in the Canadian forage and grassland industry and to initiate action through research, industry action or the development of government policy;
6.    Provide administrative support for many different extension activities including: conferences, seminars and tours;
7.    Initiate and support forage and grassland research and adaptation trials in partnership with other organizations; To promote Canadian forage products through trade missions with current and developing markets, the enhancement of current trade protocols and the development of protocols for new markets in addition to collaboration with government trade staff to promote investment in Canada’s forage processing industry;
8.    To provide input to decision makers regarding issues of importance to the Canadian forage and grassland industry, on behalf of the forage and grassland industry as requested by members.

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Thank you to our Sponsors!

Supporters

Dairy Farmers of Canada

Canadian Cattlemen’s Association

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and the AgriMarketing Program

Platinum Partners

New Holland

leBulletin des agriculteurs

Canadian Cattlemen

Country Guide

Silver Partners

Nutritional Feed Additives Inc.
Distributors COAST to COAST of Hay Preservatives
Harvest Tec
Equipment and Products for Quality Hay

PICKSEED Canada Inc.

Mapleseed

 

Contact Us

Please drop us a line or give us a call.

Canadian Forage & Grassland Association
Ron Pidskalny, CFGA Executive Director
11312 – 57 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB
T6H 0Z9
E-mail
Ph: (780) 430-3020