The 2023 conference recordings are now available for purchase. To register for access to the recordings visit the registration page here.  

With the theme Forage Resilience in a Changing Landscape – Manage risk. Overcome Challenges. Discover opportunities, the 2023 conference celebrated the important environmental and economic role forages and grasslands play across the country while delivering the practical, grassroots-based agronomic knowledge the CFGA is known for.

 Sessions you can access with your registration include the following speakers and topics:

  • Dr. Frank Mitloehner (UC Davis): Welcome & Keynote Kick-off - Global picture on how methane (from ruminants) cycles through carbon in the soil. The story of CH4
  • Dr. Dan Undersander (University of Wisconsin): Long-term impacts of maintaining perennial forages in rotation AND measuring and reporting positive impacts for GHG
  • Dr. Bart Lardner (University of Saskatchewan): Advancing pasture management to store carbon and reduce methane emissions
  • Ross MacDonald (Regeneration Canada): Grasslands. The gold standard for regeneration!
  • Ken Wall (Federated Co-op): Ongoing Co-op forage programs and producer partnerships
  • Andrew Rushmere (Farmers for Climate Solutions): Farmers and ranchers are part of the GHG solution
  • Brian McConkey (Viresco Solutions National): Canadian perspective on carbon in agricultural landscapes science
  • Lauchlan Fraser (Thompson Rivers University): Ongoing research in British Columbia on carbon and nitrogen in forages
  • Brooke McWherter  (Dalhousie University): Rotational grazing: Examining perspectives for sustainable Canadian landscapes
  • Ronnie Drever (Nature United): Protect, manage and then restore: A hierarchy for implementation of natural climate solutions
  • Nasem Badreldin (University of Manitoba): Mapping Canada’s grasslands
  • Francois Blouin (CFGA): The Habitat and Biodiversity Assessment Tool
  • Dr. John Pattison-Williams: North American grassland inventories: initiatives, strengths and challenges
  • Aaron Goertzen (BMO Capital Markets): Canadian economic outlook: What now, what next?
  • Ryder Lee (Canadian Cattle Association): Industry Government Forage Insurance Task Team update
  • Joshua Callen (The Hoyt Report): Current forage export market conditions
  • Madeleine Arseneau (Agriculture Agri-Food Canada): From knowledge to adoption in Living Labs
  • Panel Discussions on policy, programs, science, measuring impact and exports as well as a producer and mentor panel

To read more about each speaker, check out the CFGA 2023 Conference agenda

Note, if you attended the 2023 conference, the recordings are available for free to those who registered for the conference.


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