Dec 2016

Call for Letter of Interest – Canadian National Wheat Cluster

Funding organizations from across Canada are participating in the development of a Canadian National Wheat Cluster for submission to the next federal Agriculture Policy Framework (APF), the successor to the current Growing Forward 2 programming.

The Funding Organizations supporting this Request for Letter of Interest include the Alberta Wheat Commission, the Canadian Field Crop Research Alliance (whose members include Grain Farmers of Ontario, Producteurs de grains du Québec, Atlantic Grains Council, and SeCan Association), Ducks Unlimited, Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission, Saskatchewan Winter Cereals Development Commission, Western Grains Research Foundation and Winter Cereals Manitoba Inc.

The research priorities of the Funding Organizations and the process for submission are included in the attached documents:

1)       Request for Letter of Interest – Canadian National Wheat Cluster

2)      Letter of Interest Template Form – Canadian National Wheat Cluster

DEADLINE: December 15th, 2016

If you have any questions please feel free to contact:

Blair Goldade
Research Program Manager
(306) 221-8898

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