Peace River Forage Association
About the Peace River Forage Association
Objectives of the PRFA

To promote, encourage, develop and protect the forage industry. To maximize information transfer and to increase forage knowledge. To develop forage opportunities & appropriate methodologies to apply knowledge effectively. To encourage maximum profit for members. To represent forage producers of the Peace River region in issues important to them.

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History and Membership

The Peace River Forage Association was started in the summer of 1992. A research & development committee was formed and they developed the goals & objectives by which the Association operates today.

In 1994, Peace River Agriculture Strategic Planning Society funded the BC Forage Council / BC Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Fisheries forage varietals & cultivar trials through our association. This helped the association pinpoint various worthwhile forage activities that could be carried out to the economic benefit of the local farming and ranching sector.

Our history as an organization is a colourful one and worth a read when you have time. This colorful history is documented in the Forage First newsletter archives.

In 1998, a comprehensive work plan was developed that defined a number of forage opportunities. This vision for the association's ongoing projects was revisited, discussed and updated in 2000.

The Peace River Forage Association of BC began with a dozen committed individuals with a goal of having 100 members. Our association has surpassed that goal. As of November 2006, there were 100 members representing a broad range of areas in the BC Peace River region. It fluctuates from year to year but currently our mailing list of members and friends of forage totals close to 200.

Currently the PRFA of BC Board of Directors includes 7 directors, with 5 committee chairs. We also have advisors from BC Ministry of Agriculture, Alberta Agriculture, Peace River Regional District and 5 part time, as needed forage contractors. Through funding for R&D projects, the forage association has hired energetic summer students and technicians.