Rooted in Research

Through unbiased, producer-led applied research and extension, we support those who grow and raise food for Albertans.

Farming Resources

Whether you're interested in the latest crop research, looking to take part in a pest management survey, or wanting to maximize your livestock feed yields, we have the resources to back you up.

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Environmental Stewardship

We help you combine sustainable farming practices with profitability to ensure your family farm will be there for generations to come.


Crops & Pest Management

Resources for pulses, oilseeds and cereal crop production in the Lakeland.




Forage & Livestock

From grazing in the summer to feeding in the winter, our forage and feed program aims to decrease your costs and increase your profits.


Research for Your Farm

Lakeland Agricultural Research Association runs innovative and sustainable agricultural studies in Northeastern Alberta. Through applied research, demonstrations, and extension programs we offer unbiased and trustworthy information to local farmers.

Upcoming Events

From our field tours to webinars to workshops, our events will keep you firmly planted in the latest research and agricultural trends in the Lakeland


    Learn the Basics of CowBytes and key principles of ration balancing with Ruminant Nutritionist Barry Yaremcio. Bring your laptop (if possible) and join us for a day of hands-on training…

    October 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • When Stress is More Than a Season – Lesley Kelly

    Farming can be both a rewarding and demanding occupation where farmers experience highs and lows and mounting stress. Everyone feels stress and there can be lots of negative stress on…

    November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Young Farmer Social

    Lakeland Agricultural Research Association invites Young Farmers for a night of great food, networking and a special presentation from Lesley Kelly.   Lesley, the head and heart behind “High H...

    November 18 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • From The Ground Up

    Growing Profit From The Ground Up These soil guru’s will get you to look down and dirty at your soil, and find ways to improve your soil health and overall…

    December 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Trials & Projects

The selection of crops best-suited to our Lakeland growing environment is key to a successful farm. By conducting regional variety trials and related projects we provide the latest information on agricultural production in the Lakeland.

Latest News

We bring you the most current and relevant information, updates and news on our organization and on agricultural trends and practices in the Lakeland.

2021 LARA Annual Report

The 2021 LARA Annual Report is available! Join us to hear about research results from the past year. ...

Moose Lake Nutrient Budget Release

This past year, all the tributary sampling, in-lake and sediment cores were used to create a nutrient budget ...

2022 LARA Annual General Meeting

The 2022 LARA Annual General Meeting and Research Update will be on Tuesday, March 2, 2022 in person ...

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