Past Events

November 17 – 19, 2014

The conference was held in Bromont, Quebec – Closing the Forage Gap  -Addressing the Competitiveness of Forages in the Agricultural Sector. Click on the Proceedings on the right.

December 9 – 11th, 2013

The conference was held in Olds, Alberta with the focus on Taking Forages Mainstream. Read more. 

December 10th – 12th, 2012

CFGA Conference and AGM and optional Tour “Innovation in the Forage & Grassland Sector”, December 10th (Tour) 11th & 12th, 2012, Radisson Plaza Mississauga Toronto Airport Hotel, Toronto, Ontario. Read the Proceedings.

February 21, 2012  

Unveiling of the Strategic Plan for the Quebec Forage sector 2012-2017 – For more information contact Germain LeFebvre at this email.

December 13/14, 2011

Canadian Forage & Grassland Association Conference / AGM / National Forage Export Workshop – December 13, 14, 2011 – Read the Proceedings.

June 17 – 24th, 2011

 Japan Seminar Series 

This Japan Seminar Series is to inform Canadians of opportunities in Japan following that country’s March 11 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear troubles, and to demonstrate how Japan is as ready now as it ever has been to engage with Canadians to realize long-term business opportunities.

The Canadian Embassy, in collaboration with several partners including the Government of Japan and the Japanese External Trade Organization (JETRO), is hosting a seminar to be held in various Canadian cities from June 17 until June 24 that will bring together private sector speakers to share their experiences and advice on doing business in Japan, along with members of the Japanese and Canadian governments, who can provide details on Japan’s reconstruction plans, how Canadians can realize business opportunities while contributing to Japan’s reconstruction, and how the Canadian Government can provide value to Canadian companies.

June 21, 2011

Exporting alfalfa hay to China - Wilbur Ellis’s facility outside of Lethbridge, Alberta – workshop protocol and requirements

The workshop will provide industry with an update on the protocol between Canada and China that would allow for the export of alfalfa hay to China.  The requirements that would need to be met by facilities in order to be eligible to export alfalfa hay will be discussed.  Ag Canada disease, insect and weed seed specialists will talk about the pests on China’s list that could potentially be found in alfalfa fields and how best to identify them through growing season field inspection, hay inspection and testing (ie; vert wilt).

The target audience for the workshop will be representatives from facilities currently approved under the Canadian Hay Certification Program however other participants who are considering exporting to China are also welcome.

This workshop is being organized by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in partnership with the Canadian Forage and Grassland Association (CFGA).  Industry participants attending this Workshop may be eligible for assistance towards travel, accommodation and meals under the AgriMarketing Program of AAFC.

CFGA Agrimarketing China alfalfa protocol 6 21 11 Report

December 2010

Canadian Forage & Grassland Association Conference & AGM- Read more


Thank you to our Sponsors!


Dairy Farmers of Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and the AgriMarketing Program

Strategic Partners

New Holland

leBulletin des agriculteurs

Canadian Cattlemen

Country Guide



Forage Genetics International

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

PICKSEED Canada Inc.



Contact Us

Please drop us a line or give us a call.

Canadian Forage & Grassland Association

Cedric MacLeod, Executive Director
466 Queen Street, Wilmot Alley
Fredericton, NB
E3B 1B6
Ph: (506) 260-0872