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

Thursday, February 1, 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...

Nominations Open for the 2024 Rocky View County’s Master Farm Family Award 

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Rocky View County’s Agricultural Service Board is looking for nominations for this year’s Master Farm Family Award. Rocky View’s Master Farm Family Award was founded in 1989 and recognizes a ranch or farm family for their achievements in technical farm production, sustainability practices, team farm Read More...

Cougars in Our Communities

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

About CougarsCougars are the largest of North America’s wild cats, with males ranging from 130-160 lbs and females weighing from 90-110 lbs. Cougars are effective predators that feed primarily on deer, but will alternatively eat elk, moose, bighorn sheep and small mammals. Occasionally, they may Read More...

Talk Ask Listen In – Interactive Mental Health Workshop Coming to Langdon

Friday, November 10, 2023

Join Synergy and the Do More Ag Foundation for this free half day interactive workshop solely dedicated to those who are involved in agriculture. Knowing that knowledge is power and farming is unique, the goal for this workshop is threefold. One, that you walk away with greater awareness and Read More...

Cut Clubroot Off at the Pass by Thinking Ahead

Friday, November 10, 2023

Historically, planting clubroot resistant varieties of canola has been sufficient to minimize the risk of contracting clubroot in your fields. Now agronomists have new recommendations for preventing the spread of this disease and fall is the time to think about them.Full Article Canola AlbertaCanola Read More...

Drought Relief Support and Tax Deferral Available for Rocky View County Livestock Producers

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

It has been a tough growing season with challenges due to dry conditions causing many of our farmers and ranchers to face extraordinary costs. To help livestock producers through this difficult time, the governments of Alberta and Canada are partnering on a 2023 Canada-Alberta Drought Livestock Read More...

Applications Now Open for Young Agrarians Business Mentorship Network

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Are you a young (or young at heart) farmer in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba? Are you involved in primary production such as raising livestock, vegetables, fruits, flowers, bees, grain etc. and looking for guidance to grow your business?The Young Agrarians Business Mentorship Read More...

Upcoming Workshop by Foothills Forage and Grazing Association

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

SECURING SUCCESS: FUNDING & GRAZING STRATEGIES FOR YOUR OPERATIONJoin FFGA at one of 5 workshops on local funding opportunities.At these workshops, producers will have a chance to network with experts from the programs and other local organizations. In the afternoon choose to work hands on with Read More...

The Time to Attack Canada Thistle is Now (or Soon)

Thursday, September 28, 2023

A herbicide application after a hard frost can hit the noxious weed where it lives. Fall control on pasture might be one of the most effective tools in stopping growth of the noxious weed, said an expert with a leading agribusiness.Full Article Read More...

Preparing Trees and Shrubs for Winter

Monday, September 18, 2023

For trees and shrubs, winter presents a series of formidable challenges. Harsh conditions, such as freezing temperatures and limited sunlight, can take a toll on their health and vitality. In the harsh winter climates of Alberta, trees and shrubs often face various threats that can lead to extensive Read More...

Fall Tree Planting

Monday, September 18, 2023

Fall presents an excellent opportunity to plant larger caliper trees on your property. In Alberta, spring often brings dry soil and low humidity. However, during fall tree planting, soil moisture is higher due to summer and autumn rains, providing an advantageous environment for root establishment Read More...

Trumpeter Swans Return to Area for First Time in 100 Years 

Thursday, September 7, 2023

The trumpeter swan (Cygnus buccinator) was once critically endangered in Norther America with only a few hundred thought to exist in the wild. Through careful conservation planning, their numbers have rebounded in the last couple of decades. In Alberta, the majority of breeding swans occurred in the Read More...

Rocky View County Presents 2023 Master Farm Family Award to Long Acre Ranch

Friday, September 1, 2023

Tracy Hanson and Earl Munro are the fourth-generation cattle farmers in the County’s Yankee Valley area and are the latest winner of the esteemed Master Farm Family Award. Candidates for the Master Farm Family are nominated by peers in the community, and applications are reviewed by Rocky View Read More...

Rocky View County Crop Reporting

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

To obtain representative local data Rocky View County Agricultural and Environmental Services has surveyed fields throughout the County and reached out to several producers located in the following regions of the County: east central, southeast, northeast, west central, southwest, and northwest. The Read More...

Weed Control for Black Henbane

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Black henbane is a biennial or annual plant part of the nightshade family. It is poisonous to humans and livestock if ingested and is regulated to the Weed Control Act of Alberta. Symptoms include impaired vision, convulsions, coma, and in occasional severe situations, death from heart or Read More...

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