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Alberta Wetlands Critical During Drought Year

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

One of the many important functions of wetlands is they help mitigate drought. Alberta farmer Dan Liddle is thankful for wetlands and explained that “If I didn’t actually have any wetlands on my property, the cattle would have been completely out of pasture.” Liddle is part of a program called ALUS Read More...

Unconventional: Salvaging Crops and Feeding Weeds During Drought

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

In drought years, it’s often challenging to provide adequate forage for cattle. Sometimes producers use alternative feeds which might include drought-stressed or salvaged crops. Full Article Read More...

They can be Troublemakers, but Beavers Also Do a Lot of Good

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

There are low-cost ways to prevent the busy dam builders from causing flooding and other damage. Full Article

Government Cash Offered for New Technology

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

The Farm Technology Program is accepting applications to support adoption of technology to minimize waste, optimize efficiency, and encourage adoption of best management practices in farm security.This 50-50 cost-share program provides incentives on new technologies that are commercially available Read More...

Soil Compaction Could Squeeze Your Yields

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

A look at the direct and indirect effects of compaction in your fields. Full Article

Council Approves 2022 Operating and Capital Budget

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Rocky View County Council has approved a 4% increase for the 2022 Operating and Capital Base Budget, following years of low or no increases.The Rocky View County operating budget is $197.3 million, with an additional $19.7 million slated for capital projects.Inflation and the rising costs of goods Read More...

Rocky View County Producer is Named Alberta's Commercial Breeder of the Year

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Congratulations to Howard Hawkwood on receiving Alberta Hereford Association’s Commercial Breeder of the Year for 2021!Howard grew up on a dairy farm in the Bearspaw district in what is now Northwest Calgary. His passion for Hereford cattle began in 1963 when his dad, Joe Hawkwood, purchased three Read More...

Rocky View County Spruce Budworm

Monday, December 13, 2021

In the spring of 2021, Agricultural and Environmental Services hired a consultant to conduct a larval survey to better estimate the population density of spruce budworm in Bragg Creek and the surrounding area. Based on Provincial monitoring and Rocky View County’s survey numbers, the infestation was Read More...

Rocky View County Council Elects Mayor and Deputy Mayor, Along With Boards and Committees Appointments

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Rocky View County’s new council was sworn in Tuesday by Judge Margaret Keelaghan, QC, and then conducted the first orders of business with more than 40 appointments to various County boards and committees.The meeting began with the selection by council of Division 2 Councillor Don Kochan as Mayor Read More...

Official 2021 Election Results for Rocky View County

Friday, October 22, 2021

Rocky View County has released the official results of the 2021 Municipal Election.The successful candidates for County Council have not changed from the unofficial results announced following the October 18 vote. A recount conducted for voting station 301 in Division 3 added two votes to the total Read More...

County Acknowledges National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.The Government of Canada recently passed legislation designating September 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, beginning this year. This day honours the lost children and survivors of residential schools, Read More...

Event: Working with Cattle, Working with People - How to Get Along

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Good stockmanship means getting your cows to buy into your ideas in a low stress environment.Join Dylan Biggs to better understand cattle behaviour and how to apply low stress handling techniques on your farm/ranch. Included is a day and a half of classroom & hands-on, in-field sessions on cattle Read More...

Fall Tree Watering

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

As trees are preparing for winter; deep watering may help their well-being during the cold winter months as well as at beginning of next spring. The majority of Alberta is dry with very little moisture during September and October with many trees that are experiencing water deficiency during these Read More...

New Network Aims to Fill the Gaps in Mental Health Resources for Farmers

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Navigating — or even finding — mental health supports for farmers can be difficult, but an effort is underway to change that. Full Article

Foothills Forage & Grazing Association September Newsletter

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

In this issue: Director’s Note – Emily Lowe AgSmart 2021 – A Rancher’s Perspective Livestock and feed resources planning during drought How ag plastics recycling works in Alberta – challenges and opportunities Specialists Provide Advice on Early Weaning CalvesClick here for the September Newsletter Read More...

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