The Alberta Agricultural Research Institute in Lacombe

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, Field Crop Development Centre in Lacombe is a variety development and genetic resource centre.  The Centre provides administration and coordination for a cooperative scientific research program with the province, AAFC and the Alberta Barley Commission.  This joint partnership was launched in 1993 to develop new cultivars of barley that have the production and utilization characteristics needed for the advancement of the agri-food sector in Alberta.  The Centre’s Director is Dr. Jim Helm.