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Media Coverage: YouTube Interviews on Knowledge Mobilization (April 2010)
Interview on knowledge mobilization posted on Research Impact's YouTube Channel.

KIS Principal Investigator Murray Fulton and Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture Policy Manager, Jim Stalwick, were interviewed as part of a series of interviews on the topic of knowledge mobilization for Research Impact (a consortium of universities involved in KM).

Event: INFFER Workshops
March 11-19, 2010 Winnipeg, Regina, Edmonton

INFFER - Investment Framework for Environmental Resources - is an Australian-developed tool for determining proper policy tools and prioritizing investments in natural and environmental resources. INFFER researcher Dr. Anna Roberts was invited to Canada to give workshops to various levels of government and NGOs on the INFFER process. Four workshops were held across the Prairies in March 2010.

Event: Agri-Foresight Workshop on Climate Change
July 21-22 , 2009 Ottawa, ON

Agri-Foresight - an initiative by Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada - involves sector participants in a process to collaboratively develop and analyze future scenarios in order to plan and develop strategies that will ensure the sustainability, competitiveness and profitablity of Canadian agriculture. The foresighting process has four phases. In July 2009, Phase III of the Climate Change scenarios was held in Ottawa and attended by KIS PI Murray Fulton.


Event: The Role of Economics in Public Policy: A Symposium
October 20, 2008, TCU Place Saskatoon, SK

This one-day symposium is being co-hosted by the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy and the Knowledge Impact in Society. The purpose of this symposium is to explore the current state of economic analysis in policy formation. Are economists and economic analysis being used in the policy process? If so, how? If not, why not? Are economists being trained in the correct manner to be effective in policy decision-making? What is the best way to use economics in policy creation?


Event: CAES Workshop
October 24-25, 2008 Minto Suite Hotel Ottawa, ON

Agricultural economics researchers have a long history of undertaking policy-relevant research. The objective of this workshop is to provide an opportunity to enhance the discussion between agricultural economics researchers and organizations that use their research for developing policy.


Event: NCERA-210 Research on Co-operatives Annual Meeting
November 19-20, 2008 Crowne Plaza St.Paul, MN

This conference features academic presentations on current co-operative research. For 2008, the bulk of the conference's agenda will be dedicated to presentations by chapter authors from the forthcoming edited (by Brent Hueth and Murray Fulton) volume titled, "Cooperative Conversions, Failures, and Restructurings: Case Studies and Lessons from U.S. and Canadian Agriculture."


Event: History of Conservation Tillage Conference
Early 2009 Saskatoon, SK

This conference will feature invited presentations from individuals that were instrumental in the development of conservation tillage technology; academic analyses of the innovation and adoption processes of zero till, from past to present; and a consideration of what the future might hold for the technology.


Press Release: U of S Led Team Examines the Value of CWB Single Desk to Barley Producers
December 22, 2006

An in-depth analysis of Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) marketing of barley by a research trio from the University of Saskatchewan and two U.S. universities shows consistent benefits for producers under the single-desk system.


Press Release: Discussion Papers on Canadian Wheat Board Future Available on New U of S Website
November 20, 2006

To aid in the current public debate over the future of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB), a research team at the University of Saskatchewan has compiled a list of CWB-related materials at


Press Release: U of S Agricultural Economist to Lead Ag Sector Communications Project
April 21, 2006

A University of Saskatchewan agricultural economist has been awarded $300,000 from the federal Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for a three-year project designed to help the agricultural sector, universities, and government exchange information and adapt within a rapidly changing agricultural environment.


Media Coverage: KIS and Tell (January 2008)
This article was featured in the January 2008 issue of AgKnowledge, a magazine produced by the College of Agriculture and Bioresources

A new blog discussing the future of agriculture in Saskatchewan has recently made its appearance on, thanks to the work of the U of S's Knowledge impact in Society (KIS) group.


Media Coverage: Bridging the Knowledge Gap (January 2007)
This article was featured in the January 2007 issue of AgKnowledge, a magazine produced by the College of Agriculture and Bioresources

If the old saying is true, and "knowledge is power," then the agriculture and rural community in Saskatchewan just got plugged in.


More media coverage of KIS, from the Western Producer

  • February 28, 2008: "Prognosis said bright for cellulosic ethanol"
  • February 28, 2008: "Grain based ethanol ill-advised: economist"
  • June 14, 2007: "Agriculture loses grip on research money"
  • June 14, 2007: "Ethanol industry may open new feedgrain markets"
  • November 23, 2006: "No single desk means no CWB, says economist"



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