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Best Management Practices for Converting Marginal Farmland


Olds College Centre for Innovation (OCCI) is working with Farm Credit Canada (FCC) to assess best management practices (BMPs) for the removal of marginal cropland from annual production. The study identifies how managing those areas differently can impact the profitability and/or environmental stewardship of a farm operation.

This ongoing project aims to identify options to restore or convert economically marginal farmland, evaluate technology that can aid implementation, identify operational implications, and assess the economic cost benefit for each option. This project brings value to producers to identify strategies to manage marginal farmland based on the observed environmental factors and showcase how producers can increase their per-acre-profitability while bettering their environmental sustainability.

Funders/Partners: Farm Credit Canada (FCC)

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