Swift Current, SK – The Swift Current Research and Development Centre is receiving $35.3 million from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) for infrastructure improvements.
The centre is being renovated and new laboratories are being built, which are used extensively to support AAFC’s wheat breeding program and other research on forages and cereals. Science and innovation play an important role in making Canada one of the world’s top producers and exporters of agricultural products.
Researchers at the centre develop high-performance, high-quality wheat varieties which are grown on about 50% of the wheat acreage in Canada. The new space will offer modern laboratories and more energy efficient infrastructure; the new and renovated portions of the building will be LEED Silver certified – a mark of energy efficiency.