Levy Contacts
Rick Friesen
Levy Administrator
Fax: (780) 539-1430

Reuben Joosse
Senior Advisor – Policy and Projects Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council Agriculture and Forestry
305, J.G. O’Donoghue Building 7000-113 St. NW
Edmonton, AB | T6H 5T6
(780) 638-3544

Levy Documents
2012 use of levy funds 2017 Use of Levy Funds
Levy Refund Form

Regulations and Forms

Alberta Levy Legislation:
Marketing Regulation

British Columbia Levy Legislation:
Farming and Fishing Industries Act
Grain Development Fund Regulation

Links and Information
Strategic Working Document (2008 - 2012)
Executive Summary (2002 - 2007)
5 Year Strategic Plan (2002 - 2007)

Levy History
Levy History
Timeline to Stable Funding
Stable Funding Committee
Demonstrating Producer Support of Levy in Peace Region

Past Use of Levy Funds
2016 Use of Levy Funds
2012 use of levy funds 2015 Use of Levy Funds
2014 Use of Levy Funds
2013 Use of Levy Funds
2012 use of levy funds 2012 Use of Levy Funds
2011 Use of Levy Funds
2010 Use of Levy Funds
2009 Use of Levy Funds
2008 Use of Levy Funds
2007 Use of Levy Funds
2006 Use of Levy Funds
2005 Use of Levy Funds
2004 Use of Levy Funds

Your $$$ at Work for the Turf & Forage Seed Industry
Research & Extension Activities of the Peace Region Forage Seed Association in 2017

In 2017, for every $1.00 of levy used, the association has been able to leverage $3.88 of industry and government funds overall. Throughout the fall and winter of 2017/18 the association will be working on several major research and extension proposals in conjunction with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and other regional associations for the next federal funding round from 2018 to 2023. This includes continued work with fertility, growth regulators, crop rotations, variety trials and pest monitoring. New project plans include creeping red fescue variety improvement, species trials and disease monitoring.

Your levy funds collected will be used to develop the industry by:

A. Research: strengthening research capabilities in Peace River
1. Agronomy, Rotation & Establishment Trials
Project Contact Year
Comparing Forage, Pea, Canola & Wheat Based Rotations Rahman Azooz & Calvin Yoder 5 of 5
Comparing Rates & Timing of Nitrogen Fertilizers Rahman Azooz & Calvin Yoder 5 of 5
Effects of Foliar Applied Plant Growth Regulators on Grass & Clover Seed Crops Rahman Azooz & Calvin Yoder 5 of 5

2. Grass Seed Yield Cultivar Trials
Project Contact Year
Coordinating Peace Region Grass Seed Testing & Managing Beaverlodge Research Site Rahman Azooz & Talon Gauthier 5 of 5

3. Insect & Disease Trials

Project Contact Year
Monitoring Insect Pest & Anthropod Biodiversity Jennifer Otani 5 of 5
Pest Monitoring Project in the Peace Jennifer Critcher 2 of 3
BioControl Research Fund Alec McClay 1 of 3

Weed Control & Herbicide Tolerance Trials

Project Contact Year
Herbicide Tolerance Trials on Seedling & Established Grasses Calvin Yoder & Rahman Azooz 5 of 5
Herbicide Tolerance Trials on Seedling & Established Legumes Calvin Yoder & Rahman Azooz 5 of 5
Weed Control Trials: Grass & Legume Seed Crops Calvin Yoder & Rahman Azooz 5 of 5

5. Herbicide Minor Use Registrations

Compiling data from several site years of herbicide tolerance trials & submitting to the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) in Ottawa. Representing PRFSA at minor use priority setting meetings in Ottawa - Contacts: Yoder/ Limoges - Year 5 of 5.
Membership in Minor Use Consortium.

6. Responding to Industry Issues

Project Contact Year
Improving Productivity and Profitability of Forage Land Sandra Burton/ PRFA of BC 1 of 3
Forage Stands: Starting Over, Dos & Don’ts Julie Robinson/ PRFA of BC 1 of 3
Enhancing Peace Weather Monitoring & Data Use Keith Uloth/ Julie Robinson 1 of 3

B. Transferring technology to more growers:
Organizing seminars for growers, ag industry reps & crop advisors in Peace Region of BC & Alberta.
Organizing tours. July 14th, 2017 at AAFC Beaverlodge Station
Compiling publications, such as Spring Herbicide Update & The Seed Head Factsheets.
Distributing Forage Seed News magazine to over 1000 growers & members in the Peace Region.
Membership in Forage Seed Canada, BCAC, PPMU.
Updating forage seed website www.peaceforageseed.ca

C. Ensuring optimal use of funds:
Setting priorities and planning by growers, researchers, and seed companies/ agribusinesses, reimbursing basic director and meeting expenses.
Coordinating extension activities, compiling project proposals, securing matching funds, hiring contractors, organizing site management.
Reporting to funding partners, and communicating effectively among all agencies and processors involved in levy and PRFSA activities.
Bookkeeping, auditing and ensuring accountability of expenses.