Science & Tech
Three-year, $3.7-million grant agreement with Alberta government boosts capacity for research that will benefit farmers and consumers.
The University of Alberta’s agricultural research capacity is being strengthened as it welcomes key programs being transferred from the Government of Alberta.
The Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences (ALES) is bringing on board research programs focused on several aspects of agriculture, including beef genomics, livestock feed, dairy production, poultry innovation and cereal agronomy.
The three-year, $3.7-million grant agreement with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry also provides financial support for increased capacity for scientists who have been actively engaged in this research to join the university, including John Basarab (beef genomics and feed efficiency), Marcos Colazo (reproductive management in beef and dairy cattle), Valerie Carney (poultry innovation project lead) and Sheri Strydhorst (cereal agron...