Update: Summer 2024 

Rocky View County is now seeking input from the agriculture community in the county to renew the Agriculture Master Plan. The last plan was written in 2011 and the time has come to renew it to ensure the current environment in Rocky View County is represented and direction is accurate. ➡ Participate now. 

Resident input led to not only the development of the last Master Plan but also:  

  • policy changes in the County Plan  
  • led to Land Use Bylaw amendments  
  • the development of the Agriculture Boundary Design Guidelines  
  • Program enhancements in Agricultural and Environmental Service etc. 

You are invited to participate today in a workshop, survey and speaking with the team directly. Click here for details. 

From generational planning to agricultural diversification to water and roadway infrastructure, to tourism and topsoil, to renewable energy like solar farms, we would like your feedback and participation.  

What information are we seeking: 

  • What is impacting your agriculture business in Rocky View County:  
  • Land use policy 
  • Land development and subdivision 
  • Renewable Development on Agricultural Land 
  • Infrastructure 
  • Governance  
  • Economic development 
  • Value add agriculture 
  • Agricultural tourism 
  • Small holdings/diversified uses 

The Agriculture Master Plan (PDF) identifies a long-term vision for supporting both existing agricultural operations and providing new opportunities for diversification of the County’s agriculture sector. In addition, it informs future planning decisions and policy development related to the agriculture industry.

The plan was approved by Council on November 29, 2011, and includes 35 recommendations to fulfill its vision for the future.


Rocky View County is a community where agriculture is valued and respected. The agriculture industry is flourishing through innovation and diversification and is promoted and recognized as vital to the County’s social, economic and ecological integrity.

Agricultural Context Study

Preceding the Agriculture Master Plan, the Agricultural Context Study (PDF) provided an overview of the history of agriculture in the region – with a focus on industry trends in the last 25 years.

This assessment examined the existing biophysical resources of the County, producer trends, and the current state of agriculture in the County. The report highlights the land use development context for existing and potential future growth and provides a review of the existing local and provincial legislation affecting development patterns and the agriculture industry.

Agricultural Boundary Design Guidelines

The Agriculture Master Plan identified the need for design guidelines to be created that could address the interface between agricultural and non-agricultural land, and to mitigate any potential conflicts between different land uses.

The Agricultural Boundary Design Guidelines (PDF) were approved by Council in November 2015.


Agricultural Services


To obtain a hard copy of the Agricultural Master Plan, contact Agricultural Services at 403.230.1401.