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The North Peace Applied Research Association is a non-profit, producer driven organization that has been in operation since 1988, serving agricultural producers of the COUNTY of Northern Lights.  NPARA is a research and extension-based society conducting applied agricultural research, demonstration trials, research plots and extension.

The NPARA office is located at 116 - 4th Avenue in Manning (the old Treasury Branch building) and the research farm is located ½ mile west of North Star (4 miles south of Manning) on NW-32-90-23-W5M.

MISSION STATEMENT

The North Peace Applied Research Association's mission is to serve farmers within Municipal District #22, to meet the special needs that results from our unique climatic, geographic and soil conditions.  To meet these needs, NPARA conducts applied research as determined by our Board of Directors.  Our goal is to promote soil and water conservation, agricultural production, marketing and technology transfer within the MD.

2013 BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

President:                      William Gaugler         Box 63, Hotchkiss, AB  T0H 1B0
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Vice-President:             Trevor Paulovich        Box 10, Deadwood, AB  T0H 1A0
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Secretary - Treasurer:  Mark Kamieniecki      Box 222, Manning, AB  T0H 2M0
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Directors

Peter Bigler                                                      Judy Bowcott
Box 10                                                             Box 1460
Hotchkiss, AB T0H 2B0                                     Grimshaw, AB T0H 1W0
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Trevor Enders                                                  Ken Herlinveaux
Manning, AB T0H 2M0                                      Box 1460
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Al Dumas
Dixonville, AB
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Representatives

County of Northern Lights: Terry Ungarian, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Agribusiness: Albert Michaud, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

ABOUT OUR REGION:

NPARA serves an area of 616,637 arable acres within the County of Northern Lights.  The total land area of the M.D. #22 is 20,749 km2 (5,127,189 acres).

LAND USE INFORMATION BY CROP  (in acres)

Wheat

59,388

Oats

19,083

Barley

32,248

Canola

76,673

Other field crops

338

Flax

2,350

Rye

690

Field Peas

6,440

Hay – Alfalfa

59,822

Hay – Tame

44,514

Forage for Seed

10,094

For a summary of the percent of seeded acres by crop (wheat and barley) for the Peace River Region click here.

LIVESTOCK

 

Cow/calf

34,737

Pigs

307

Sheep/lambs

1,726

OTHER LIVESTOCK

 

Horses/ponies

1,212

Goats

367

Wild boars

436

Buffalo

3,499

Elk

2,817

Hens/chickens

1,740

Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Agriculture

Soil Types:

Soil types within the M.D. #22 are Gray Luvisolic soils and Dark Gary Chernozemic soils, Dark Gary – Gray Luvisols.  Please refer to Soil Group Map of Alberta for further classification.

Precipitation:

Precipitation for Peace River

 

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

Rain (mm)

1

0

0

8

28

63

62

51

38

14

4

1

Snow (cm)

26

23

18

9

3

0

0

0

3

11

24

23

Total (mm)

23

19

15

16

32

63

62

51

40

24

23

20

Snow Depth(cm)

28

32

19

0

0

0

0

0

1

2

12

21

 
Temperature:

Temperature °C for Peace River

 

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F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

Maximum

-11

-7

0

9

17

21

22

21

15

9

-3

-9

Minimum

-22

-18

-12

-2

3

7

9

8

3

-1

-12

-19

Mean

-17

-12

-6

3

10

14

16

15

9

3

-8

-14

The weather statistics displayed here represent the mean value of each meteorological parameter for each month of the year. The sampling period for this data covers 30 years from 1961 to 1990.  Data obtained from http://www.theweathernetwork.com/statistics


LINKS:

County of Northern Lights www.Countyofnorthernlights.com

M.D. of Peace #135 www.mdpeace.com/

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