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County Presents 2022 Master Farm Family Award

Monday, July 25, 2022

Left to Right: Rocky View County Councillor Greg Boehlke, Calder Cleveland, Keith Cleveland, Dawson ClevelandRocky View County has named Rhonda, Keith, Calder, and Dawson Cleveland as the Master Farm Family Award recipients for 2022.“My heartfelt thanks and congratulations to our 2022 Master Farm Read More...

Time to Start Planning Canada Thistle Control

Friday, June 10, 2022

Canada Thistle is a creeping perennial that is found in all parts of the County. This noxious weed is a prolific seed producer, producing an average of 5,000 viable seeds per plant and can be viable in the soil for up to 6 years. Plants produce both a taproot that can go as far as 8 feet deep and a Read More...

Timing is Everything When Controlling Spruce Budworm

Friday, June 10, 2022

Spruce budworm is a native moth that as caterpillars chew their way into the tightly coiled buds of flowers and slowly eat them from the inside out. Budworm caterpillars start life as tiny larvae that measure less than 1.5 mm long but grow up to 50 cm over the course of the summer. These larvae Read More...

What Happened to 2% Strychnine?

Friday, June 10, 2022

In 2018 the Federal government started the process of re-evaluating the registration of strychnine for Richardson ground squirrel (RGS) control. The evaluation included a field study which took place in Saskatchewan in 2019. This study observed the number of “off target” species that were affected Read More...

2022 Agricultural Tour

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Register now for Rocky View County’s annual Agricultural Tour—a day-long tour featuring farms and ag-businesses in the southeast area of the County!This year’s tour will feature Calgary Farmyard, Winter’s Turkeys Farm, Alberta Carriage Supply and Decisive Farming by Telus Agriculture, and other Read More...

2022 Summer Weed Spraying Program

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

As part of the County's annual weed control program, crews will be spraying invasive weeds in Division 5 from June to September this year. Weed spraying helps protect native plants, crop lands, and wildlife habitats from being displaced by problem weeds.Early detection and rapid response remain the Read More...

Help Shape the Next Policy Framework set to replace the Canadian Agricultural Partnership Funding in April 2023

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Feedback is being gathered to help inform the development of the Next Policy Framework, set to replace the Canadian Agricultural Partnership in April 2023, and continue investing in Alberta’s agriculture industry.Phase 1 feedback helped inform government priorities that were considered when Read More...

Rotational Grazing Doesn't Make Rain, but it Helps to Keep it, Study Finds

Monday, May 9, 2022

Rotational grazing isn’t just good for the soil — it turns out the practice results in a huge bump in soil water infiltration. A five-year project finds high intensity grazing boosts water infiltration by up to 30 per cent. Full Article Read More...

Restoring Marginal Lands Can be a Long-Term Money Maker

Monday, May 9, 2022

New Ducks Unlimited conservation program offers $125 per acre to seed unproductive annually cropped lands to forages. Full ArticleALUS Rocky View County also provides funding for marginal lands near all field groups (crop, pasture, etc.). More information on the RVC ALUS Program Read More...

Register for Open Farm Days 2022

Monday, May 9, 2022

Registration is now open for farms and ranches to be part of the next edition of Open Farm Days. The weekend showcases Alberta’s agriculture industry and growing the agri-tourism sector. Host farms open their gates to share their agricultural experiences with their urban neighbours and to help them Read More...

Foothills Forage and Grazing Association May Newsletter

Monday, May 9, 2022

In this month’s edition: Director’s Note- Morrie Goetjen United Nations declare 2026 the International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists Restoring marginal lands can be a long-term money maker Long-term study shows benefits of planned rotational grazing The building block of soilMay Newsletter Read More...

Alberta’s Wild Boar Program Announcement

Monday, May 9, 2022

Alberta’s government has developed the Wild Boar Control Program to eliminate the destructive pest’s threat to crops, livestock and the environment. The new coordinated approach includes an expanded trapping and control program, compensation for farmers and two separate bounty programs – one for Read More...

Strategies for Managing Herbicide Shortages

Monday, May 9, 2022

Recent history has shown us that the stability of crop protection products is not always guaranteed. Managing an on-farm herbicide program when herbicide resources are short is an important tactic farmers should have an understanding of. Some considerations to help manage herbicide shortages include Read More...

Agribusiness Success in Rocky View County

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

We are proud of our rural identity at Rocky View County and the innovative world-class farms and businesses that build our agribusiness success story.To celebrate this story, Rocky View County has partnered with four local agribusinesses to create Agribusiness Success in Rocky View County, a Read More...

Call for Leaders and Innovators in Agriculture

Friday, March 18, 2022

Nominations are open for the 2022 Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame. The award honours those who have significantly contributed to agriculture, the agri-food industry and rural life in Alberta. Every two years, Alberta’s Agriculture Hall of Fame recognizes up to three individuals whose outstanding Read More...

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