Sask. reviews ag extension

The Saskatchewan government wants input on how it delivers agricultural extension services.

Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart said today he wants to hear from farmers, ranchers and agribusiness on how they would prefer to get their information.

“Agriculture is the foundation of our province and we want to make sure we are providing the right services, in the right locations, using the best delivery options available,” he said in a release. “We are asking producers and industry how we can better serve them and how we can ensure our extension activities remain relevant and valuable.”

The ministry will use results from an online survey and focus group discussions to determine what is and isn’t working.

It expects a new delivery model to be in place for the next policy framework beginning April 2018.

The survey is at www.saskatchewan.ca/public-consultations and is open until March 31.

A report will be available once all the consultation is complete.

Contact karen.briere@producer.com

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