Articles for category Agriculture

Documentary Film Screening at Olds College: "Farms of the Future: The Evolution of Agriculture"

Friday, April 5, 2024

In 2023 Tyler Duffy, a filmmaker, director, and actor based in Central Alberta, directed and produced a documentary film called "Farms of the Future: The Evolution of Agriculture." The film was shot on various dates between May 2023 and October 2023, to capture the full farming season from seeding Read More...

Proper Site Assessment and Preparation Necessary for Successful Tree Planting Projects

Friday, April 5, 2024

Whether you plant trees for shelterbelts, windbreaks, eco-buffers, or afforestation, regardless, proper site assessment and preparation is essential for successful tree establishment. Tree seedlings require four basic elements to grow: water, nutrients, sunlight, and space. Site preparation refers Read More...

So Many Workshops Planned for this Winter/Spring - Don’t miss out! 

Friday, March 22, 2024

Each year Rocky View County’s Agriculture Service team works to partner and offer many workshops for residents whether you run a large farm operation, have an acreage or want to care for your yard!  Here is a preview of some upcoming workshops that might interest you (confirmed and to be confirmed)! Read More...

Now Accepting Applications for 2024 ALUS Funding

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

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...

Nominations Now Open for 2024 Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame

Monday, March 18, 2024

The Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame was created in 1951 to recognize individuals on a biennial cycle who have made significant contributions to the agriculture and food industry and to the development and sustainability of rural life in Alberta.Alberta Agriculture and Irrigation ceremonially Read More...

Timing Imperative for Adequate Richardson Ground Squirrel (Gopher) Control

Friday, March 15, 2024

Richardson ground squirrels (RGS’s) commonly known as “gophers” usually emerge from hibernation the end of February to mid-March. Males emerge first and the females shortly after in which the breeding season commences. If you’re considering a control program this year, you’ll want to begin right Read More...

Helping Farmers: Annual Agricultural Permits Available for Road Bans

Friday, March 15, 2024

Many Rocky View County residents rely on farming as their livelihood for which trucking plays an important role for transporting grain, seed, fertilizer, and livestock along the County’s roads. At critical times during the year, such as spring thaw, bans are posted which restrict the amount of Read More...

Nominations Open for the 2024 Rocky View County’s Master Farm Family Award 

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

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, sustainability practices, team farm Read More...

Cougars in Our Communities

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

About CougarsCougars are the largest of North America’s wild cats, with males ranging from 130-160 lbs and females weighing from 90-110 lbs. Cougars are effective predators that feed primarily on deer, but will alternatively eat elk, moose, bighorn sheep and small mammals. Occasionally, they may Read More...

Talk Ask Listen In – Interactive Mental Health Workshop Coming to Langdon

Friday, November 10, 2023

Join Synergy and the Do More Ag Foundation for this free half day interactive workshop solely dedicated to those who are involved in agriculture. Knowing that knowledge is power and farming is unique, the goal for this workshop is threefold. One, that you walk away with greater awareness and Read More...

Applications Now Open for Young Agrarians Business Mentorship Network

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Are you a young (or young at heart) farmer in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba? Are you involved in primary production such as raising livestock, vegetables, fruits, flowers, bees, grain etc. and looking for guidance to grow your business?The Young Agrarians Business Mentorship Read More...

Upcoming Workshop by Foothills Forage and Grazing Association

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

SECURING SUCCESS: FUNDING & GRAZING STRATEGIES FOR YOUR OPERATIONJoin FFGA at one of 5 workshops on local funding opportunities.At these workshops, producers will have a chance to network with experts from the programs and other local organizations. In the afternoon choose to work hands on with Read More...

The Time to Attack Canada Thistle is Now (or Soon)

Thursday, September 28, 2023

A herbicide application after a hard frost can hit the noxious weed where it lives. Fall control on pasture might be one of the most effective tools in stopping growth of the noxious weed, said an expert with a leading agribusiness.Full Article Read More...

Rocky View County Presents 2023 Master Farm Family Award to Long Acre Ranch

Friday, September 1, 2023

Tracy Hanson and Earl Munro are the fourth-generation cattle farmers in the County’s Yankee Valley area and are the latest winner of the esteemed Master Farm Family Award. Candidates for the Master Farm Family are nominated by peers in the community, and applications are reviewed by Rocky View Read More...

Rocky View County Crop Reporting

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

To obtain representative local data Rocky View County Agricultural and Environmental Services has surveyed fields throughout the County and reached out to several producers located in the following regions of the County: east central, southeast, northeast, west central, southwest, and northwest. The Read More...

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