Agricultural Services

Cultivating a Strong and Sustainable Region

Agricultural Services

Cultivating a viable and sustainable region

The County's Ag Services team provides updates, equipment and expertise to assist area producers with a range of agriculture, horticulture and conservation needs. Our seasoned industry experts are standing by to help with any ag-related queries you may have.
The County's Agricultural Service Board helps steward the production, profitability and sustainability of our ag sector through seasoned guidance and sustainable  program support. Ag policies are implemented and enforced per various Government of Alberta acts.

Primary Ag Services Programs and Resources

Rural Roots Farmer Showcase

An annual celebration of local-source culinary excellence

Rural Roots Farmer Showcase gives folks an opportunity to experience exceptional food and gain a better understanding of where their food comes from. This event highlights local food producers by bringing them together at the perfect venue: the George Pegg Botanic Garden.

See a recap of previous events, and keep tabs on how things are shaping up for this year's Rural Roots Farmer Showcase.

Rural Roots Farmer Showcase

Popular Agricultural Services Programs and Initiatives

Vegetation Management

Noxious Species

The County helps protect the region's agricultural productivity by controlling harmful native and introduced plant species. Private landowners are also tasked with controlling invasive species and other pests on their properties. Learn more about invasive species control here.
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Beaver Control Resources

Problem Wildlife

Each year, a variety of methods are employed to prevent beaver dams and colonies from compromising the integrity of County roads and infrastructure. Ag Services crews assists landowners who request the removal of nuisance beaver dams from their properties.
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Ag Governance

The ASB provides vital expertise and resources to help manage weed, pest, soil and water conservation programs, assist in the control of livestock diseases, promote and develop agricultural policies, and undertake projects referred to them by County Council.
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Explore the Latest Agricultural Services News

January 25, 2024
The 2023 Canada-Alberta Drought Livestock Assistance initiative announced expanded eligibility to 23 new regions and has extended the application deadline.
October 13, 2023
The County’s Agricultural Service Board is presently accepting applications for members-at-large.
March 10, 2023
The 5 year CAP Agreement (2018-2023) and the CAP Water Program wraps up this month. While still accepting applications, they encourage applicants to complete their project and submit applications as soon as possible. · Any wells or projects that are already started must be completed and a complete application must be received before the program closes to be considered for…
January 24, 2023
Riparian Stewardship Workshop: Agricultural management strategies and tools for healthy riparian areas.
January 24, 2023
Unlock the keys to success with the County's Farm and Business Succession Planning Workshop.
January 24, 2023
Agriculture Job Connector: The essential resource for connecting skilled workers and employers in the Ag and Agri-Food Industry.

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