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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...

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...

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