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About Canada

Canada is the world's second largest country after Russia, covering approximately 10 million square kilometres and extending 5,500 km from the eastern shores of the Atlantic Ocean to the western shores of the Pacific Ocean and 4,600 km north from the USA border to the Arctic. Canadians have a wealth of natural and agricultural resources; from the spectacular mountains of the west, through the grain and grazing areas of the prairies, to the forests and rivers of the Canadian Shield and finally to the historic farmlands of eastern Canada. The variable topography, the Great Lakes, and the surrounding oceans influence climate, vegetation, and demographics. About 90% of Canada is uninhabited with 90% of Canadians living within 500 km of the USA border which is 8,890 km in length. About 60% of Canadians live in southern Ontario and Quebec. Canada contains vast expanses of wilderness to the north and has the world's longest coastline: 202 080 km. Even though Canada is the second largest country in the world, its population is lower than the state of California, USA, which is one-twentyfifth its size. Canada's population as of July 2015 is 35,851,800 (Statistics Canada). The largest city in Canada is Toronto, Ontario with a population of 5,583,064 (2011 Census).

 

Canada's Forage Profile

To learn about Canada's forages and landscape, we encourage you to read information posted on the United Nation's FAO website at (click the web address below to navigate to the FAO website page):
http://www.fao.org/ag/AGP/AGPC/doc/Counprof/Canada/Canada.html

 

About Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan is the trapezoid-shaped province located in western Canada between the provinces of Alberta and Manitoba. Often, these three provinces are referred to as the Prairie Provinces. Saskatchewan is the world's leading potash producer, one of the world's largest uranium suppliers, world's largest exporter of flax, lentils and dried peas and the fifth largest oil producer in North America. The total population in Saskatchewan is 1,117,503 as of January 2014 (Bureau of Statistics - Government of Saskatchewan). The capital city is Regina with a population of 210,556 (2011 Census). The largest city in the province is Saskatoon with a population of 253,000.

Saskatchewan Economic Overview Saskatchewan Economic Overview
Saskatchewan Fact Sheet Saskatchewan Fact Sheet
2015 Saskatchewan Tourism Guide 2015 Saskatchewan Tourism Guide

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Silvers Sponsors

US Dept of the Interior - Bureau of Land Management

US Dept of the Interior - US Geological Survey

Utah State - Reed Funk

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U of S College of Agriculture & Bioresources
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Chadron State College

SK Forage Council

Australian Rangeland Society

Tourism Saskatoon

 

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