Res #: 10-06M
Responses Received: No
Resolution No. 10-06M
WHEREAS, the Agriculture Diversification and Development (ADD) Boards in this province provide an important extension service to farmers; and
WHEREAS, extension services of Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food are limited in local capacity;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Provincial Government provide financial support to active ADD Boards on a yearly basis to support ADD Board extension activities.
Response from Honourable Mark Wartman, Minister of Agriculture and Food:
Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food (SAF) already provides effective technical support and development assistance through services provided by the Agriculture Knowledge Centre and our nine Regional Offices spread throughout Saskatchewan. Regional offices are staffed by specialists in the areas of agri-business development, business planning, crop development, forage development and livestock development. Specialists work at the local level to provide agriculture development assistance to individuals, groups and communities.
The Agricultural Knowledge Centre can be accessed toll-free by telephone or by e-mail and is the first point of contact with the department for technical and general inquiries. The Agriculture Knowledge Centre is staffed with resource agents to handle general inquiries and specialists with expertise in crop production, livestock, forages, grazing management and production economics.