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Here Comes the Weeds

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Summer is here! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the grass is growing. But with the grass, comes the weeds. Every year, Rocky View County hires seasonal weed inspectors who provide inspections on both private and public property to help stop the spread of invasive weed species. Weed Read More...

FCC Offers New Credit Line Against ‘Current Economic Environment’

Monday, June 26, 2023

Farm Credit Canada’s recent outreach to specific agrifood sectors hit by unusual environmental conditions has now extended to those hit by the broader “economic environment.”The federal ag lender on Tuesday said it will offer an unsecured credit line of up to $500,000 with loan processing fees Read More...

Wildfire Preparation Requires Thorough Evacuation Plan

Monday, June 26, 2023

The head of the Animal Health Emergency Management organization is reminding livestock producers to have a plan when dealing with emergent situations like the fires that have been rocking west-central Alberta and the Peace Country.Producers need to know ahead of time how and where they will move Read More...

Grazing Framework Recognizes Longstanding Contributions

Monday, June 26, 2023

Crown rangeland is public land leased or permitted to ranchers for grazing livestock. The new framework provides clarity about how grazing fits into Crown Land and integrated land management practices.Full ArticleRangeland Grazing Framework Read More...

36th Annual Ag Tour – Aug 31

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

SOLD OUT. YOU CAN STILL REGISTER TO BE ON A WAITLIST.This hot, sought out event sells out fast; register today for the annual Rocky View County Agricultural Tour. This event is a day-long bus tour that will take you to various farms and ag-businesses in the northeast area of the County! You will Read More...

Ag Roundup and Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Monday, June 5, 2023

If you don’t live near one of Rocky View County’s transfer sites and have material that needs to be disposed of/recycled, plan to take it to one of the various Agricultural Roundup days this summer.  Mark the date and location that works for you! Rocky View County’s Waste and Recycling is hosting Ag Read More...

Overview of New Government Funding Available for Producers 

Monday, May 29, 2023

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) funding expired on March 31, 2023. To support continued innovation, growth and prosperity, the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) launched its programs to replace the CAP program - a five‐year (2023-2028), $3.5-billion Read More...

Foxtail Barley Management

Monday, May 29, 2023

Foxtail barley is a native bunchgrass found throughout Canada, primarily in moist or saline depressions but can also occur in cultivated fields, roadsides, waste lands, and lawn. It is a perennial plant, greenish purple in colour with round, hollow stems, and swollen nodes. The unique seed head has Read More...

Join us for an Agricultural Workshop

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Join Rocky View County for an Agricultural Workshop! These educational workshops are designed to support rural life in the County. Registration is required.  Be sure to check back to this page as registration details will be added to each workshop closer to its start date. Current EventsGrazing Read More...

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Update

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Throughout 2022, an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), an H5N1 strain, occurred in wild and domestic birds across Canada and USA. In Alberta, the outbreak began in early April 2022 and it has been detected across many other provinces in Canada. A surge in cases is expected to Read More...

Winter Damage to Evergreen Trees

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Springtime needle discoloration on previously healthy evergreens is often a result of some form of winter injury. Many factors such as winter desiccation, salt, frost, drought, flood, or soil deficiency are some of the reasons why evergreen trees and shrubs could turn brown, change colour, or loose Read More...

Groundwater Connections – March Program Updates

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Groundwater Connections is a community-based watershed program for sustainable groundwater management that was designed as an economic approach for monitoring groundwater levels in Rocky View County.The goal of this project is to increase our knowledge base of the cumulative impact of multiple wells Read More...

Volunteers Needed: Looking for access to private wetlands in Rocky View County

Friday, April 14, 2023

The Miistakis Institute is looking for landowners with wetlands on their property that would be willing to participate in a project to study amphibians in Rocky View County. There have been six amphibian species historically reported in the area, including boreal chorus frog, wood frog, northern Read More...

Profitable Ranching — Is It Possible?

Thursday, December 22, 2022

If you’re trying to improve your ranch’s profitability, here are a few things to consider.Full Article Read More...

Climate Mitigation Grants a Huge Hit on Alberta Farms

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Hundreds of Alberta producers have completed climate mitigation projects on their farms and the administrator of the On-Farm Climate Action Fund is expecting another wave of applications when the program reopens in February.Full article and information on projects covered available here. Read More...

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