A popular agricultural conference held in Swift Current will be making a return for the first time since 2018 next week in a different format.

The Foraging Into The Future Conference held every few years will be switching from in-person to virtual for the December 1 and 2 event.

"There still will be the presentations, people can still receive the information and learn about updates from local scientists and content experts on these topics," Trevor Lennox, a range management extension specialist with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, said. "There will be time for questions... Looking forward to having producers and the industry engaged in these discussions."

The topics on day one will revolve around new forage varieties and cover crops presented by staff at the Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada Station in Swift Current. Day two will feature talks on critical habitat programs offered by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture and the final subject will be the Forage Rainfall Insurance Program provided by the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance.

"Over the years it's been a pretty important event," he said. "Trying to bring people with knowledge from the University of Saskatchewan and also the Swift Current Research and Development Centre helping people connect with producers and sharing information."

To participate in the two-day free event that runs from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. each day, producers are asked to register for each day, the link to do so is below.


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