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Archive: February 2019

Council Decisions: February 26, 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Here is a brief summary of the decisions of Rocky View County Council at the February 26, 2019 Council Meeting. This is a general overview of decisions only. Details of the agenda items can be found in the meeting’s agenda, and details on the specifics of the decisions can be found in the minutes of Read More...

County Helps Fund Improvements to Stressed Highway 566 Intersection

Monday, February 25, 2019

Rocky View County Council has approved $900,000 to help fund improvements to the intersection at Highway 566 and Range Road 11, just west of Balzac.The County and Alberta Transportation have agreed to a cost-sharing plan that would see the current four-way-stop intersection replaced with a traffic Read More...

Council Decisions: February 12, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Here is a brief summary of the decisions of Rocky View County Council at the February 12, 2019 Council Meeting. This is a general overview of decisions only. Details of the agenda items can be found in the meeting’s agenda, and details on the specifics of the decisions can be found in the minutes of Read More...

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

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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 and sustainability practices, team Read More...

Foothills Forage and Grazing Association AGM and Tour

Friday, February 8, 2019

Join Foothills Forage & Grazing Association Board of Directors and Staff for the 2019 Annual General Meeting at the MD of Ranchland's Administrative Building featuring a tour of the A7 Ranche in the afternoon. More information and registration Read More...

Bull Selection: Breeding Programs that Suit Operational Goals

Friday, February 8, 2019

There are a range of different beef operations in Canada, and there is no one breeding program that is optimal for all operations. Breeding programs will be determined by operational goals and the management practices that fit those goals.This is part one of a four-part series that will help you to Read More...

Cargill Looking for Cow-Calf Operators for Sustainable Beef Program

Friday, February 8, 2019

Cargill has declared its sustainable beef pilot program a success and is now looking at long-term strategies for the program, Joel Crews of Meat + Poultry reports. Demand is outpacing supply in Cargill’s Canadian Beef Sustainability Acceleration program, the company says. The program is now looking Read More...

How to Make Money When Storing Grain

Friday, February 8, 2019

Taking advantage of a strong carrying charge market can make you some money, says market analyst. Sometimes grain buyers offer a little bit extra for producers willing to sell some crop but store it for later delivery. Full article Read More...

'Before the Plate' Documentary Free for the Month of February

Friday, February 8, 2019

As part of Canada's Agriculture Day celebrations in February, you're invited to view a special screening of the documentary ‘Before the Plate’.When: February 1-28, 2019Where: Available free online at BeforeThePlate.comBefore the Plate highlights the questions, the stories and the people behind where Read More...

Wildlife Conflict Solutions Workshops

Friday, February 8, 2019

Presentations, live demonstrations and tips on: using bear spray, how to reduce encounters, coexistence & mitigation strategies, interpretive displays and multi-species deterrent training.Date: May 10-11, 2019Location: Old Rothney Farm Cabin, Foothills CountyMore Information (PDF) Read More...

Action for Agriculture 29th Annual AGM & Land Use Forum

Friday, February 8, 2019

Featuring Mark Bennett Executive Director of Bow River Basin Council, Don Strankman of Laurie, Kenna & Associates Financial Services and Kim Good President of Legacy Land Trust Society.Friday, March 8th at the Cochrane RancheHouse. Registration & Trade Show Displays open at noon. AGM & Featured Read More...

Langdon Waste Cart Collection Blitz

Thursday, February 7, 2019

The County is conducting a blitz in Langdon this month to remind residents of their responsibility to ensure garbage and recycling carts are placed correctly at the curb and not overfilled on collection day. The Langdon Waste Collection Bylaw (PDF) requires that carts are placed at least one metre Read More...

Donation Sheds Available at County Transfer Sites

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The donation shed at the Irricana Transfer SiteUsers of the transfer sites in Bragg Creek, Irricana, and Langdon have a new option for donating their unwanted textiles and household items. Rocky View County has teamed up with Diabetes Canada to collect small items such as clothing and linens, Read More...

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