In recent years, the agricultural community had expressed concerns about the status of capacity for crop-related research in Western Canada. WGRF heard these concerns and has committed $32 million to accelerate and expand crop research.

Phase 1 of this initiative was focused on expanding human resources. WGRF has committed more that $8 Million to help establish Research Chair’s at the Universities of Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.

Linda Gorim, PhD, WGRF Chair in Cropping Systems – University of Alberta

Mario Tenuta, PhD, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Industrial Research Chair in 4R Nutrient Stewardship – University of Manitoba

Dr. Dilshan Benaragama Chair in Integrated Crop Protection – University of Manitoba

Maryse Bourgault, PhD, WGRF Integrated Agronomy Research Chair – University of Saskatchewan