Archive: March 2017

Alberta Wheat and Alberta Barley Launch New Mentorship and Leadership Program

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Alberta Wheat Commission and the Alberta Barley Commission have launched a mentorship initiative aimed at fostering a strong network of future agricultural leaders for a progressive and vibrant cropping industry in Alberta. The initiative is called AdvancingAg Future Leaders Program.AdvancingAg Read More...

Help Shape Farm and Ranch Labour Legislation

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Albertans are being encouraged to provide input on how provincial labour laws could apply to farms and ranches.In May 2016, six technical working groups began developing recommendations on how employment standards, labour relations, and occupational health and safety requirements could be applied to Read More...

CRSB Seeks Final Public Input on Sustainability Indicators for Beef Production

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The CRSB is seeking final comments on a draft of the indicators for beef operations, which has been updated based on feedback from the first draft in 2016. This 30-day public consultation will take place from February 28 to April 1, 2017, and will be the final opportunity for public comment.More Read More...

Modifying Fences to Protect High-Value Pastures from Deer and Elk

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

When the threat of damage or disease transmission occurs on the landscape, it can be very difficult to prevent. Many methods of preventing wild animals from damaging crops and rangeland have been used, but fencing is the most practical long-term solution in areas with high deer or elk Read More...

Ascochyta Disease Levels on Field Pea Seed and Beneficial Management Practices

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

There have been a lot questions by growers about ascochyta disease levels on the seed of the field pea. The following article by Mark Olson addresses some of those concerns and discusses seed testing and seed treatment as methods to manage seed-borne ascochyta on pea.Ascochyta Disease Levels on Read More...

April 25 Public Hearing Deadlines

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Please note that the deadline for written submissions regarding the Proposed Bylaw Amendments at the public hearing of April 25 is Wednesday, April 12, 2017 and not March 29, 2017 as advertised in Rocky View Weekly.View the corrected Public Notice (PDF) Read More...

Council Decisions: March 28, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Here is a brief summary of the decisions of Rocky View County Council at the March 28, 2017 Council Meeting. This is an overview only—specific details are available on the Council Minutes and Archives page or by contacting the County’s Legislative and Legal Services department.BudgetCouncil voted to Read More...

Update on Government of Alberta Flood Hazard Studies

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Government of Alberta has been conducting flood hazard studies throughout the province, including the Upper Bow River and the Elbow River, which flow through Bragg Creek. Here are the latest updates: March 2017 Flood Hazard Study Update: Upper Bow River (PDF) March 2017 Flood Hazard Study Read More...

Council Decisions: March 14, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Here is a brief summary of the decisions of Rocky View County Council at the March 14, 2017 Council Meeting. This is an overview only—specific details are available on the Council Minutes and Archives page or by contacting the County’s Legislative and Legal Services department.General Business Read More...

Meet Rocky View County’s Agricultural Service Board Farm Member Jessica VanGaalen

Monday, March 6, 2017

By Jessica VanGaalenWith a family farming background that has been rooted in the Langdon area for many years I have had an opportunity to acquire an understanding of the invaluable role that agriculture plays right here in Rocky View County.Following several years at the University of Lethbridge in Read More...

Local Agricultural Vendors Wanted

Friday, March 3, 2017

Rocky View County is looking for local Agricultural producers who have products or byproducts (fruits, vegetables, meats, honey, flowers, soaps, lip balms etc.) to be showcased at our AgVenture Tour on July 20, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m. If you are interested in having a booth, sign up early as space is Read More...

Climate Leadership Plan: Agriculture in Alberta

Friday, March 3, 2017

Important Websites: Carbon Levy Frequently Asked Questions for Farmers Agriculture and Climate Change Carbon Levy Rates: All Fuel Types Energy Efficiency Alberta: Programs Available Growing Forward 2: Producer Programs Climate Change Leadership Plan Feedback Read More...

Let Cattle do the Seeding

Friday, March 3, 2017

Cattle can be managed to produce calves, beef and milk, but can they also be put to work re-seeding pastures?As long as you’re not in a hurry, producers who manage beef cows and yearlings so they distribute legume seeds through their manure, say “yes” it can be a passive, yet effective means of Read More...

An Abundance of Elk Cause Feedstock Damage

Friday, March 3, 2017

A growing population of elk has spread along the Rocky Mountain foothills and in scattered populations throughout the parklands of central Alberta. The expanding elk population has resulted in increasing conflict with human activities, particularly with farmers and ranchers. Some livestock producers Read More...

City of Airdrie 40th Avenue Extension Open House

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The City of Airdrie is in the process of initiating the construction of 40th Avenue East between Kingsview Boulevard and Highview Gate (Range Road 292).The City is holding an open house on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at City Hall (400 Main Street SE) between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. to provide Rocky View Read More...

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