The agricultural services department receives direction from the Agricultural Service Board (ASB). This department is responsible for administering and developing programs to compliment the Agricultural Service Board Act, the Weed Control Act, the Agricultural Pests Act, the Soil Conservation Act, and the Animal Health Act.
They are also responsible for assisting local producers in completing Environmental Farm Plans, the application process for Canadian Agriculture Partnership programs, and promoting education and awareness of agricultural programs and services.
Alberta Agriculture and Irrigation has advised that cases of avian influenza are expected in 2023.
If you suspect your flock may have avian influenza, contact either your flock veterinarian, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency at 403-338-5225, or The Office of the Chief Provincial Veterinarian at 780-427-3448 or 1-800-524-0051.
Livestock Tax deferral Provision
Crop Insurance Program
AAAF Memorial Bursary
Agricultural Service Board Bursary
- Bursaries are available to students wishing to continue their education at a College or University. Students must be enrolled in an Agricultural related program.
- Two $1,000 bursaries are available in each calendar year. Applications, with all supporting documentation, must be received by the Agricultural Supervisor by September 30th of each year.
- More information and then application form, can be found here.
Canadian Agricultural Partnership
Richardson's Ground Squirrel
Grain bags recycling
- Producers can contact the county regarding the program for more information.
- Producers are required to clean of any big clumps of grain, dirt, ice etc., prior to rolling their grain bags. The county has a grain bag roller for producers to use.
- Grain bags can then be transported by the producer to the Hilda transfer site to be held for recycling.
- Pickup twine recycling bags at the county office in Dunmore, or at any of the transfer sites
- Bag twine
- Drop off at a transfer site
15 Foot Land Roller (can be filled with water)
20 Foot Land Roller with Levelling Blade (can be filled with water)
Two x 14 foot Haybuster No-Till See Drills
RFID Tag Reader
Shelterbelt Mulch Applicator
Skunk and Raccoon Traps
Pasture Pipeline Plow
Grain bag roller
Here is the area of spraying for 2023:
All herbicides and procedures comply with Federally approved labels and the Environmental Code of Practice.
Weed inspectors will be out monitoring provincially regulated weeds throughout the growing season.
If you have land that is certified organic or is in the process of becoming certified, you must inform the Agricultural Fieldman in writing every year.
If you do not want the County to control the weeds in the ditch adjacent to your property you must assume the responsibility of controlling the weeds and visibly post “Do Not Spray“ signs far enough in advance to allow spray operators to react.
If weed control is unsatisfactory the County will control the weeds using any appropriate method.
Please be aware that the County does not allow anyone to use any part of the road allowance as part of a pesticide free buffer zone.
If you have any questions, or need to inform the Agricultural Fieldman of your organic status please contact: Lisa Sulz, Agricultural Supervisor email@example.com 403-526-2888
The county has both a bylaw and a policy regarding soil erosion:
Municipalities in Southern Alberta partnered with Farming Smarter to produce a series of articles on soil conservation. The articles can also be found on the Farming Smarter website.