ABOUT THE GWFA

The Grey Wooded Forage Association was formed in 1984 by a group of producers in West Central Alberta who were seeking better ways of managing their haylands and pastures.

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Welcome to GWFA – The Forage Innovators

The Grey Wooded Forage Association was established in 1984 by a group of cattle producers in West Central Alberta who wished to improve their grazing practises.

We work to create awareness of the uses and potential uses of forages and to share information on a variety of production practices in the livestock and forage sector:

  • Grazing Management
  • Riparian Management
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Grass Production
  • Pasture and Perennial Forage Regeneration
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

GWFA association serves members in Clearwater County, Mountain View County, Red Deer County, Lacombe County, Ponoka County and the County of Wetaskiwin.

GWFA hosts a variety of new and ongoing projects and hosts events and pasture walks throughout the year.

Our Summer Showcase and Annual General Meeting are typically held in late spring or early summer.

Please contact us if you would like information about becoming a director or joining one of our committees.

Our Area

A majority of our members can be found in:

  • Clearwater
  • Wetaskiwin
  • Ponoka
  • Lacombe
  • Red Deer
  • and Mountain View Counties.

But our reach extends into a large majority of Western Canada.

These counties are also often the ones we partner with for events to better serve our conjoined member base.

Our office is located in Rocky Mountain House Alberta in Clearwater County.

Our Mission

To provide knowledge, tools and resources that build
and support a thriving farming and ranching community.

Our Vision

Farming and ranching is successful through
progressive and innovative production methods.

Our Values

We are trustworthy. We keep our word, are dependable and operate with transparency.

We value honesty. We ask and answer hard questions, speak truthfully, and challenge the status quo.

We are respectful. We listen, accept diverse points of view and maintain an approachable posture.

We are open-minded. We are receptive to compromise and seek to build consensus. We are willing to have our minds and positions changed with evidence and dialogue.

We are good stewards. We seek the common good and operate with prudence, ensuring that high value is provided at all times.

We are constantly learning. We seek new approaches and best practises that are relevant, and evidence-based.

Our Staff

Greg Paranich

Agricultural Field Specialist
field@greywoodedforageassociation.com
Cell: 403-506-4071

Brenda Kossowan

CONTACT US

GWFA serves members in Clearwater County, Mountain View County, Red Deer County, Lacombe County, Ponoka County and the County of Wetaskiwin. Please contact us if you would like information about becoming a director or joining one of our committees.