It is important that the knowledge derived from publicly funded research be transferred as quickly as possible to the producers and other members of the public who can make use of this information.
Saskatchewan Agriculture has established three programs to get new information, and especially new technology, into the hands of producers, food processors and other agri-business people.
- Agriculture-Applied Research Management (Agri-ARM) program is a province-wide network of eight regional applied research and demonstration sites that performs a similar role as the ADOPT program but on a permanent basis. Each site is affiliated with a specific producer group that sets the research priorities for that site.
- A new Strategic Field Program under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) will provide a tool for extension specialists to increase the transfer of research to farmers and ranchers, by specialists’ involvement in the development of key applied research and demonstration projects and in the extension of project result
Saskatchewan Agriculture has also set up partnerships with three non-governmental agencies to commercialize the results of publicly funded research.