Interested in measuring the impact of beneficial management practices on profitability, productivity and sustainability? Look no further!
Where Research Meets Reality
The AALL is looking for beef, forage, and cropping producers interested in partnering with researchers to implement or adapt certain BMPs on their operations and also:
• Obtain data on the impacts of a practice change
• Validate how certain practices may improve productivity and/or profitability
• Measure and validate environmental benefits
• Explore the integration of crop and livestock production systems
Producer participants will receive personalized cost of production reports, technical information such as soil mapping, forage yields, crop rotation recommendations, carbon sequestration data or potential greenhouse gas emission reduction data (depending on the BMPs selected). They will also receive compensation for providing their time and expertise for surveys, workshops, and interviews. This is a unique opportunity for producers to be “hands-on” at every step of the process – from design through to implementation – ensuring that the work occurring on-farm is relevant to the farm where it’s happening.
The Alberta AgriSystems Living Lab (AALL) led by Alberta Beef Producers is focused on measuring the impacts of beneficial management practices (BMPs) in the following areas: cropping systems, crop rotations, land use changes, nutrient/fertilizer management, grazing management, livestock feeding, and optimizing carbon storage in production systems. The results from this project will be used to help direct government policy makers and to demonstrate the value of the environmental goods and services provided by producers every day.