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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...

Proper Site Assessment and Preparation Necessary for Successful Tree Planting Projects

Friday, April 5, 2024

Whether you plant trees for shelterbelts, windbreaks, eco-buffers, or afforestation, regardless, proper site assessment and preparation is essential for successful tree establishment. Tree seedlings require four basic elements to grow: water, nutrients, sunlight, and space. Site preparation refers Read More...

Now Accepting Applications for 2024 ALUS Funding

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Rocky View County is currently accepting project applications for the Alternate Land Use Services (ALUS) program. These projects provide ecological goods and services such as cleaner water and air, flood control and water retention, carbon sequestration, increased biodiversity including wildlife and Read More...

Nominations Now Open for 2024 Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame

Monday, March 18, 2024

The Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame was created in 1951 to recognize individuals on a biennial cycle who have made significant contributions to the agriculture and food industry and to the development and sustainability of rural life in Alberta.Alberta Agriculture and Irrigation ceremonially Read More...

Timing Imperative for Adequate Richardson Ground Squirrel (Gopher) Control

Friday, March 15, 2024

Richardson ground squirrels (RGS’s) commonly known as “gophers” usually emerge from hibernation the end of February to mid-March. Males emerge first and the females shortly after in which the breeding season commences. If you’re considering a control program this year, you’ll want to begin right Read More...

Helping Farmers: Annual Agricultural Permits Available for Road Bans

Friday, March 15, 2024

Many Rocky View County residents rely on farming as their livelihood for which trucking plays an important role for transporting grain, seed, fertilizer, and livestock along the County’s roads. At critical times during the year, such as spring thaw, bans are posted which restrict the amount of 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...

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