Agricultural News


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...

Now Accepting Applications for 2022 ALUS Funding

Friday, March 11, 2022

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...

Tips for Keeping Track of Newborn Calves

Monday, February 28, 2022

A couple simple ideas to find calves during a hectic time of year.Full Article

Cut Costs Carefully – Valuable Lessons About Managing the Cow Herd in Today’s Drought

Monday, February 28, 2022

Research that’s underway now won’t solve this year’s drought, but it should help us deal with the next one. By the same token, research done during the big drought of the early 2000s provides some valuable lessons about managing the cow herd in today’s drought.Learn more about the research and Read More...

Tightening The Calving Season: How To Increase Profitability Through Calving Distribution

Monday, February 28, 2022

The industry recommendation for calving season length is 63 days for cows and 42 days for heifers. This shines light on breeding management beyond a pregnancy rate. While high pregnancy rate is desired, there are potential economic losses if producers don’t have 60% of their cows calving in the Read More...

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