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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...

Weed Control for Black Henbane

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Black henbane is a biennial or annual plant part of the nightshade family. It is poisonous to humans and livestock if ingested and is regulated to the Weed Control Act of Alberta. Symptoms include impaired vision, convulsions, coma, and in occasional severe situations, death from heart or Read More...

Here Comes the Weeds

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Summer is here! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the grass is growing. But with the grass, comes the weeds. Every year, Rocky View County hires seasonal weed inspectors who provide inspections on both private and public property to help stop the spread of invasive weed species. Weed Read More...

FCC Offers New Credit Line Against ‘Current Economic Environment’

Monday, June 26, 2023

Farm Credit Canada’s recent outreach to specific agrifood sectors hit by unusual environmental conditions has now extended to those hit by the broader “economic environment.”The federal ag lender on Tuesday said it will offer an unsecured credit line of up to $500,000 with loan processing fees Read More...

Wildfire Preparation Requires Thorough Evacuation Plan

Monday, June 26, 2023

The head of the Animal Health Emergency Management organization is reminding livestock producers to have a plan when dealing with emergent situations like the fires that have been rocking west-central Alberta and the Peace Country.Producers need to know ahead of time how and where they will move Read More...

Grazing Framework Recognizes Longstanding Contributions

Monday, June 26, 2023

Crown rangeland is public land leased or permitted to ranchers for grazing livestock. The new framework provides clarity about how grazing fits into Crown Land and integrated land management practices.Full ArticleRangeland Grazing Framework Read More...

36th Annual Ag Tour – Aug 31

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

SOLD OUT. YOU CAN STILL REGISTER TO BE ON A WAITLIST.This hot, sought out event sells out fast; register today for the annual Rocky View County Agricultural Tour. This event is a day-long bus tour that will take you to various farms and ag-businesses in the northeast area of the County! You will Read More...

Ag Roundup and Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Monday, June 5, 2023

If you don’t live near one of Rocky View County’s transfer sites and have material that needs to be disposed of/recycled, plan to take it to one of the various Agricultural Roundup days this summer.  Mark the date and location that works for you! Rocky View County’s Waste and Recycling is hosting Ag Read More...

Overview of New Government Funding Available for Producers 

Monday, May 29, 2023

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) funding expired on March 31, 2023. To support continued innovation, growth and prosperity, the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) launched its programs to replace the CAP program - a five‐year (2023-2028), $3.5-billion Read More...

Foxtail Barley Management

Monday, May 29, 2023

Foxtail barley is a native bunchgrass found throughout Canada, primarily in moist or saline depressions but can also occur in cultivated fields, roadsides, waste lands, and lawn. It is a perennial plant, greenish purple in colour with round, hollow stems, and swollen nodes. The unique seed head has Read More...

Join us for an Agricultural Workshop

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Join Rocky View County for an Agricultural Workshop! These educational workshops are designed to support rural life in the County. Registration is required.  Be sure to check back to this page as registration details will be added to each workshop closer to its start date. Current EventsGrazing Read More...

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