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County Presents 2022 Master Farm Family Award

Monday, July 25, 2022

Left to Right: Rocky View County Councillor Greg Boehlke, Calder Cleveland, Keith Cleveland, Dawson ClevelandRocky View County has named Rhonda, Keith, Calder, and Dawson Cleveland as the Master Farm Family Award recipients for 2022.“My heartfelt thanks and congratulations to our 2022 Master Farm Read More...

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...

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...

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...

County Declares Agricultural Disaster

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Due to prolonged drought conditions, Rocky View County Council declared a municipal agricultural disaster today. “This declaration highlights how one of the worst growing seasons in recent memory has created a very difficult time for our producers,” said Reeve Dan Henn.Low soil moisture in the Read More...

County Addressing Spruce Budworm Concerns in Bragg Creek

Friday, May 7, 2021

Over the last few years, an infestation of spruce budworm has been detected on trees in and around Bragg Creek. Spruce budworm is a native moth which primarily attacks spruce (white, black, Colorado) and balsam fir trees in Alberta. It is a wasteful feeder on current year needles. Learn more about Read More...

2020 Agricultural Tour Cancelled

Thursday, June 18, 2020

With public health and safety as the top priority, the County has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Rocky View County agricultural tour. Several scenarios were considered in deciding whether this year’s tour could proceed, and in the end the best decision was to cancel the event. This Read More...

County Collection Site Joins Ag-Plastics Recycling Pilot Program

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Rocky View County’s Irricana Transfer Site is now an official collection site for area farmers looking to recycle plastic grain bags and twine. Collecting agricultural materials for recycling is part of Rocky View County’s ongoing commitment to diverting recyclable materials from the landfill and Read More...

Agriculture Producers Exempt from 2020 Road Ban

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

In an effort to mitigate the impact of a difficult 2019 harvest season, Rocky View County Council has voted on a one-time road ban exemption for agricultural producers.Farmers who need to remove unharvested crops from their fields are asked to contact the County by emailing roaduse@rockyview.ca or Read More...

Rocky View County Farms Participating in Open Farm Days

Monday, August 12, 2019

Alberta Open Farms days is fast approaching and there are four Rocky View County farms that will be participating over the weekend. Alberta Open Farm Days is about farmers and ranchers inviting their urban and rural neighbors to stop in for a visit to share stories, see demonstrations, and learn Read More...

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...

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