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Here Come the Weed Inspectors 

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Every year, Rocky View County hires seasonal staff to help in the battle against invasive weed species.  Weed inspectors will be throughout the County this summer inspecting both private and public property to help stop the spread of regulated weeds listed as noxious and prohibited noxious on the Read More...

Weedy Wednesday Featuring Canada Thistle

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Have you encountered Canada thistle on your property? Known for its menacing spiny leaves and small purple or pink urn shaped flowers. Canada thistle boasts more than just its looks-it harbours an incredible secret below the surface! Its roots reach as deep as 18 ft below ground. This perennial weed Read More...

2024 Agricultural Tour

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Register now for Rocky View County’s 37th annual Agricultural Tour! This day-long bus tour will feature farms and ag-businesses in the north central area of the county! This year’s tour will feature Highline Mushrooms, Gallelli Farms, Canadiana Equestrian Centre, Cairns Feedyard and other Read More...

Agriculture Master Plan Engagement Open 

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Are you a farmer, rancher, agri-business owner, or an agriculture organization? Your input is wanted. The Agricultural Master Plan is a strategic, guiding document in the County that aims to identify and guide a long-term vision and policy framework for agriculture and land use planning in Read More...

Agricultural Waste & Recycling at Rocky View County

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Alberta’s agricultural community can take advantage of the Ag-Plastic Recycle It Program, operated by Cleanfarms Inc., by bringing  recyclable materials such as grain bags, barbed wire, oil, paint, tires and twine to the special  Rocky View County Ag Roundups or throughout the summer at various Read More...

Early Kochia Control Important

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Originating from eastern Europe and Asia, Kochia was brought to North America in the 1800’s as an ornamental garden plant. Often called a tumbleweed in the winter as it blows across the plains. Characteristics include dense hairy, club-shaped leaves,Although Kochia is not a regulated species on the Read More...

Weeds be gone - Oxeye Daisy

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Attention, landowners! Have you crossed paths with the notorious Oxeye Daisy?Oxeye Daisy (Leucantheumum vulgare) is a perennial weed listed as noxious on the Alberta Weed Control Act. It grows in a variety of habitats and thrives in nutrient poor soils.Why the fuss, you ask? Well, Oxeye Daisy isn't Read More...

Trees & Shrubs in Southern Alberta

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Southern Alberta is known for endless prairie landscapes with natural cottonwood and some willows. Closer to the mountains and foothills there are plenty of white spruce, pines, aspen, balsam poplar and in some places Douglas fir. Most of the trees you see around yards, fields, streets, parks, and Read More...

Crop Reporting Program

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Every year, from May until the end of harvest (October or November), Alberta Agriculture and Irrigation (AGI) in partnership with Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) and the Alberta Agricultural Fieldmen, delivers the Alberta Crop Reporting program. Information is gathered through Read More...

Cochrane Ecological Institute Celebrates Six Decades of Wildlife Conservation

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Located in Rocky View County, just west of Highway 22, the Cochrane Ecological Institute has been a beacon of hope for Alberta's wildlife and ecosystems since 1964. As it marks its 60th anniversary, the Smeeton family remains dedicated to their mission of ecosystem restoration, which includes Read More...

So Many Workshops Planned for this Spring - Don’t miss out! 

Monday, April 29, 2024

Each year Rocky View County’s Agriculture Service team works to partner and offer many workshops for residents whether you run a large farm operation, have an acreage or want to care for your yard!  Here is a preview of some upcoming workshops that might interest you (confirmed and to be confirmed)! Read More...

2024 Spring Weed Spraying Program

Thursday, April 25, 2024

As part of the County's annual weed control program, crews will be spraying invasive weeds in Division 3, 4, and 7 this year. Division's roadsides are sprayed on a three-year rotation and spot treatment will occur in other divisions throughout the county. Weed spraying is used as part of an Read More...

Take Advantage of Local Tools & Programs to Assist with Drought Resilience

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Drought resiliency is important to us at Rocky View County. With many users across several watersheds, the ability to conserve and use water efficiently in the County is a crucial part to mitigating the risks associated with the current drought situation.With many news articles and workshops Read More...

Trap Rental Program Available to Rocky View County Residents

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Did you know Rocky View County has a trap rental program through Agricultural and Environmental Services?Several different types of traps are available to residents for a two-week period to safely trap and remove unwanted animal pests on your county property. All traps are live capture, and it is up Read More...

Documentary Film Screening at Olds College: "Farms of the Future: The Evolution of Agriculture"

Friday, April 5, 2024

In 2023 Tyler Duffy, a filmmaker, director, and actor based in Central Alberta, directed and produced a documentary film called "Farms of the Future: The Evolution of Agriculture." The film was shot on various dates between May 2023 and October 2023, to capture the full farming season from seeding Read More...

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