Articles for category Agriculture

County Presents 2019 Master Farm Family Award

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Hurt and Ireland families with Councillor Daniel Henn (left) who serves as the Agricultural Service Board Chair.Rocky View County has named Ron and Donna Hurt as the Master Farm Family Award recipients for 2019.“We are honored to present the award to the Hurt family,” says Daniel Henn, Read More...

ALUS Applications Due by June 30

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

ALUS Applications are still being accepted up until the closing date of June 30th. The applications will then be reviewed by the Partnership Advisory Committee and a select few projects will be chosen to be implemented in the fall of 2019. If you have any questions regarding the program or need Read More...

2019 Agricultural Tour

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Register now for Rocky View County’s annual Agricultural Tour—a day-long tour featuring farms and ag-businesses in the northwest area of the County.This year’s tour will feature Souto Farms, Long Run Ranch Beef, Glengary Bison and Woolliams Farms, and other topics that are important to Alberta’s Read More...

Weed Spraying Underway in the County

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

We will be spraying noxious weeds in Rocky View County throughout the summer. We control weeds every year to protect native plants, crop lands, and wildlife habitats from being displaced by invasive weed species.This year we’re spraying roadsides in division 6. Spot treatments will occur on Read More...

ALUS Rocky View Accepting Applications

Friday, May 3, 2019

The ALUS Rocky View program is accepting applications from May 1 to June 30, 2019. These applications will be reviewed by the Partnership Advisory Committee and a select few projects will be implemented in the fall of 2019. If you have any questions regarding the program or need assistance filling Read More...

County Offers Support For Agriculture Gopher Control

Friday, March 22, 2019

Richardson ground squirrels (gophers) usually emerge from hibernation in mid-March. If you’re considering a control program this year, you’ll want to begin soon. Since males emerge first (and the breeding season commences immediately), severe infestations may be prevented with early Read More...

Spring Road Bans

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Rocky View County’s spring road bans will be in effect March 18 to June 3, 2019. These dates are subject to change based on weather and road conditions. During the ban period, the following restrictions apply to commercial and heavy vehicles, including agriculture loads or equipment: 90% on paved Read More...

Farm Registration Now Open for Alberta Open Farm Days

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The 7th annual Alberta Open Farm Days returns August 17-18 and farms can now register online. Last year’s event continued to break records with 117 host farms, over 23,500 visits, 20 farm-to-table culinary events, 10 tours, and over $189,000 in on-farm sales.Open Farm Days contributes to building Read More...

Managing Disease in Oat Crops

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Fungal diseases, bacterial diseases and viral diseases each need different management. Oat growers across the prairies have a number of foliar diseases to watch out for in their fields: crown and stem rust and septoria leaf complexes. Oats can also harbour a lot of different species of fusarium but, Read More...

Intercropping Lets Farmers Do More with Less

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

It’s interesting how many farmers adopting regenerative agricultural practices, like intercropping and cover crops, are either downsizing their operations, thinking about downsizing or have taken the pressure off in terms of looking for more high-priced land to expand (either to buy or rent).Three Read More...

Grain Bag Recycling in Western Canada

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Large plastic grain bags are continuing to grow in popularity across Western Canada. They are convenient, easy to use and can store massive amounts of grain. Many farmers are converting exclusively to using grain bags instead of bins. But as the bags are emptied as grain is moved throughout the Read More...

Provincial Funding Available for Grain Dryer Upgrades

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Grants are still available for upgrading components of grain dryers to high-efficiency models. The Farm Energy and Agri-Processors (FEAP) Program shares costs for components of a new dryer or when retrofitting components of an existing dryer, said Katherine Rogers, energy extension co-ordinator with Read More...

Between the Rows Podcast: Swine Virus on the Horizon, Serving Up Suds via Blockchain and Canola Renews its Slide

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Dr. Egan Brockhoff, veterinarian with Prairie Swine Health Services, sheds light on the African swine fever virus and its threat to the Canadian hog industry, Jennifer Blair with the Alberta Farmer Express reports on Alberta brewers using blockchain technology to tell – and sell – the story of beer, Read More...

Rocky View County Partners with Marginal Land Use Agency

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

A new agricultural program is now available through Rocky View County.The County has partnered with ALUS Canada, a Weston Family Initiative and national charitable organization that provides Canadians with the opportunity to play an active role in building a healthier environment for their local Read More...

Nominations Open for Rocky View County’s Master Farm Family Award

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Rocky View County’s Agricultural Service Board is looking for nominations for this year’s Master Farm Family Award.Rocky View’s Master Farm Family Award was founded in 1989 and recognizes a ranch or farm family for their achievements in technical farm production and sustainability practices, team Read More...

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