Agricultural News


Archive: April 2024

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...