Richardson International invests in research farm in Saskatchewan

Jun 24, 2016

Farm is located in Richardson, SK

By Diego Flammini
Assistant Editor, North American Content

Richardson International will open a $15 million research farm in, coincidentally, Richardson, Saskatchewan.

The 444-acre farm, named Bennett Farm after the land’s owners, will be used in a variety of ways.

“It’s a training centre, a development centre, a research centre – a lot of it applied research in field-scale activity for our farm customers – but also training for our employees, training for our partners’ employees and educating the broader community,” Richardson International CEO Curt Vossen said, according to the Regina Leader-Post.

Bennett Farm is the second research farm Richardson will open. It joins Kelburn Farm, a 500-acre facility in Manitoba.


"With a second farm in Saskatchewan, we are now able to gather additional information on how crops and products perform in different growing environments,” Richardson says on its website. “Bennett Farm is better adapted for crops not grown at Kelburn, namely peas, lentils and durum.”

The first crops, consisting of cereals, one oilseed and one pulse, have been planted to test different seed varieties, fertilizers and other agronomic practices.

Construction on a new regional office for Richardson Pioneer will begin in 2017. Construtcion on a training and events centre will begin in 2018.

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