Agricultural News

Alberta Wheat and Alberta Barley Launch New Mentorship and Leadership Program

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Alberta Wheat Commission and the Alberta Barley Commission have launched a mentorship initiative aimed at fostering a strong network of future agricultural leaders for a progressive and vibrant cropping industry in Alberta. The initiative is called AdvancingAg Future Leaders Program.AdvancingAg Read More...

Help Shape Farm and Ranch Labour Legislation

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Albertans are being encouraged to provide input on how provincial labour laws could apply to farms and ranches.In May 2016, six technical working groups began developing recommendations on how employment standards, labour relations, and occupational health and safety requirements could be applied to Read More...

CRSB Seeks Final Public Input on Sustainability Indicators for Beef Production

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The CRSB is seeking final comments on a draft of the indicators for beef operations, which has been updated based on feedback from the first draft in 2016. This 30-day public consultation will take place from February 28 to April 1, 2017, and will be the final opportunity for public comment.More Read More...

Modifying Fences to Protect High-Value Pastures from Deer and Elk

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

When the threat of damage or disease transmission occurs on the landscape, it can be very difficult to prevent. Many methods of preventing wild animals from damaging crops and rangeland have been used, but fencing is the most practical long-term solution in areas with high deer or elk Read More...

Ascochyta Disease Levels on Field Pea Seed and Beneficial Management Practices

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

There have been a lot questions by growers about ascochyta disease levels on the seed of the field pea. The following article by Mark Olson addresses some of those concerns and discusses seed testing and seed treatment as methods to manage seed-borne ascochyta on pea.Ascochyta Disease Levels on Read More...

Meet Rocky View County’s Agricultural Service Board Farm Member Jessica VanGaalen

Monday, March 6, 2017

By Jessica VanGaalenWith a family farming background that has been rooted in the Langdon area for many years I have had an opportunity to acquire an understanding of the invaluable role that agriculture plays right here in Rocky View County.Following several years at the University of Lethbridge in Read More...

Local Agricultural Vendors Wanted

Friday, March 3, 2017

Rocky View County is looking for local Agricultural producers who have products or byproducts (fruits, vegetables, meats, honey, flowers, soaps, lip balms etc.) to be showcased at our AgVenture Tour on July 20, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m. If you are interested in having a booth, sign up early as space is Read More...

Climate Leadership Plan: Agriculture in Alberta

Friday, March 3, 2017

Important Websites: Carbon Levy Frequently Asked Questions for Farmers Agriculture and Climate Change Carbon Levy Rates: All Fuel Types Energy Efficiency Alberta: Programs Available Growing Forward 2: Producer Programs Climate Change Leadership Plan Feedback

Let Cattle do the Seeding

Friday, March 3, 2017

Cattle can be managed to produce calves, beef and milk, but can they also be put to work re-seeding pastures?As long as you’re not in a hurry, producers who manage beef cows and yearlings so they distribute legume seeds through their manure, say “yes” it can be a passive, yet effective means of Read More...

An Abundance of Elk Cause Feedstock Damage

Friday, March 3, 2017

A growing population of elk has spread along the Rocky Mountain foothills and in scattered populations throughout the parklands of central Alberta. The expanding elk population has resulted in increasing conflict with human activities, particularly with farmers and ranchers. Some livestock producers Read More...

2017 Get Set to Grow Workshops

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Bees & Trees Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Farm Energy Management Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Farm Security Thursday, March 16, 2017 Backyard Hens Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Septic Sense: Solutions for Rural Living Thursday, March 30, 2017 Green Acreage Guide Tuesday, Read More...

Updates to Agricultural Grant Programs

Thursday, October 27, 2016

This week, changes were announced to the On-Farm Energy Management grant. The maximum was raised from $50,000 to $750,000 at the 70% cost share level, and would apply to projects from April 1, 2013. This may help with any eligible activities done in the past or being considering now, to make Read More...

County Deploys Aerial Drone

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Rocky View County has begun using a new unmanned aerial drone in an ongoing fight against a persistent and dangerous enemy. But the County isn’t battling spies or drug lords—it’s fighting noxious weeds.To urban dwellers, weeds are a blemish on carefully-manicured landscapes, but in rural Alberta Read More...

Agriculture Roundups 2016

Monday, May 30, 2016

Do you have excess garbage and recycling to get rid of? Rocky View County is holding nine Agriculture Roundups around the County between June 1 and September 28. Items we are accept include:  Empty pesticide containers Tires E-waste Wire Agricultural plastics Paint Household Read More...

Agricultural Tour 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016

Register now for Rocky View County’s annual Agricultural Tour, featuring farms and ag-businesses in the northeast area of the County. This year’s tour will feature a seed potato operation, a seed cleaning plan, and other topics that are important to Alberta’s agricultural community. Date: Read More...

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