For Researchers

Manitoba Crop Alliance (MCA) is a commodity organization representing wheat (spring & winter), barley, corn, sunflower and flax farmers in the province of Manitoba.

For every levy dollar we collect, we maximize these resources into meaningful, independent research, valuable knowledge and targeted advocacy. Our research program invests in research that will make every Manitoba farmer member more productive and sustainable, providing data to help members make decisions for their operations.

General MCA research priorities include:

  1. Variety development and genetic enhancement
  2. Applied agronomy
  3. Disease and pest management
  4. Crop quality
  5. Economics and farm profitability
  6. Value-add opportunities

Current and Upcoming Research Calls

  • Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) – For more information, click here.
  • Agriculture Funding Consortium (AFC) – For more information, click here.

MCA project review and decision timelines

MCA reviews projects throughout the calendar year, however all projects must be approved by the relevant research committee and the board of directors before funding can be confirmed. 

For all projects with an April 2024 start date, proposals must be submitted by Oct. 15, 2023.


Please speak to an MCA research manager before submitting a letter of intent (LOI) or full proposal:

Lori-Ann Kaminski

Research Program Manager, Cereal Crops

Madison McCausland

Research Program Manager, Special Crops