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Archive: October 2018

Council Decisions: October 23, 2018

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Here is a brief summary of the decisions of Rocky View County Council at the October 23, 2018 Council Meeting. This is a general overview of decisions only. Specific details can be found in this meeting’s agenda (see the Council Minutes and Archives page), or in the minutes of this meeting that will Read More...

Rocky View County Council Makes Annual Appointments

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Rocky View County Council held its annual organizational meeting to elect a Reeve and Deputy Reeve and make appointments to positions on a number of boards and committees.The meeting began with the selection by council of Division 6 Councillor Greg Boehlke as Reeve for a second consecutive term, and Read More...

Crop Conditions as of October 2, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018

The month of September has been exceptionally cold across the province and, for many areas, unusually wet. Although cool damp weather conditions have halted harvest operations in many areas, this has led to normal precipitation accumulations for most areas of the province (see the Map). Adding to Read More...

Moisture Situation as of October 3, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018

Ralph Wright, manager of the agro-meteorological applications and modelling section with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF), analyzes the data and looks back at September.“This September has been exceptionally cold, and for many lands west of Highway 2, unusually wet,” says Wright. “As of October Read More...

Canadian Forage and Grassland Association (CFGA) Conference

Monday, October 22, 2018

On November 14 and 15 in Calgary, speakers will set the stage for you to plan, seed, feed, graze, harvest and evaluate your valuable forage and grassland. We’ll look at carbon capturing and data management, current protocols and how to meet future developments. More information and registration Read More...

Be Prepared for Nitrate Problems in Forages

Monday, October 22, 2018

High nitrite levels in cattle can literally see them 'starving for oxygen'. Nitrate levels in forages can sometimes be a problem for cattle. Depending on growing conditions, certain plants may accumulate too much nitrate to be safely fed to cattle unless those high-nitrate feeds can be diluted by Read More...

AFSC Unveils New Lending Programs

Monday, October 22, 2018

Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) is expanding its lending program to offer more assistance to spur on Alberta’s growing agricultural industry. Under the new program, agricultural producers can now access up to $15 million to invest in their farms and operations. This increase to the Read More...

Marketing Council Chair Encourages Beef Producers to Vote in Upcoming Plebiscite

Monday, October 22, 2018

From October 19 to November 13, 2018, beef producers in Alberta will have the opportunity to vote on the service charge model used by the Alberta Beef Producers (ABP). All cattle farmers pay the commission a $2.00 provincial service charge on each animal sold. The service charges fund research and Read More...

Tractor Rodeo and Tractor Show and Shine

Monday, October 22, 2018

This event on October 27th at the Heritage Centre in Mountain View County is planned to promote interest in the field of Agriculture with specific focus on tractors new and old and will include - five Competitive Tractor Operating Skill Testing Events. It is open to any competent tractor operator Read More...

Preparing for Canada Post Strikes

Monday, October 22, 2018

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is engaged in rotating strikes against Canada Post.It is important to note that payment on all County property tax, utility, or other bills must be made on time, or late penalties will apply.Rocky View County residents who use the mail are encouraged to send Read More...

Grant Program Supports Health and Safety on Farms

Monday, October 22, 2018

A new farm and ranch safety grant launched October 15 to help eligible agriculture employers comply with new occupational health and safety requirements. The grant will help offset some of the costs employers may incur in complying with the new regulations. Up to $6 million is available through the Read More...

Cleanfarms Obsolete Pesticide and Livestock Medication Collection

Monday, October 22, 2018

Drop off unwanted and/or obsolete materials at a designated collection site at no charge. The products are then transported to a high temperature incineration facility where they are safely disposed of. There are various locations available for drop off in Southern Alberta between October 22nd and Read More...

Livestock Market Update Webinar

Monday, October 22, 2018

Join this Alberta Agriculture webinar on Wednesday October 24th at 10 a.m. for a look at the current Alberta livestock market trends and outlook. Webinar Registration

Council Appoints New Chief Administrative Officer

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Rocky View County Council has announced the appointment of Al Hoggan as the new Chief Administrative Officer. Mr. Hoggan will assume the role on December 17.Al Hoggan has spent the past five years as the County Manager for a neighbouring municipality. Since 2013, he has also been managing the Aqua 7 Read More...

Council Passes Cannabis Bylaw

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

As of October 17, 2018, marijuana (cannabis) consumption is legal in Canada, within the following rules: You must be 18 years of age or older You must obtain your cannabis from licensed stores and authorized retailers You may grow no more than four plants per household You may buy and Read More...

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