Agricultural Services

Cultivating a Strong and Sustainable Region

Agricultural Services

Cultivating a viable and sustainable region

The County's Ag Services team provides updates, equipment and expertise to assist area producers with a range of agriculture, horticulture and conservation needs. Our seasoned industry experts are standing by to help with any ag-related queries you may have.
The County's Agricultural Service Board helps steward the production, profitability and sustainability of our ag sector through seasoned guidance and sustainable  program support. Ag policies are implemented and enforced per various Government of Alberta acts.

Primary Ag Services Programs and Resources

EVENTS
Rural Roots Farmer Showcase

An annual celebration of local-source culinary excellence

Rural Roots Farmer Showcase gives folks an opportunity to experience exceptional food and gain a better understanding of where their food comes from. This event highlights local food producers by bringing them together at the perfect venue: the George Pegg Botanic Garden.

See a recap of previous events, and keep tabs on how things are shaping up for this year's Rural Roots Farmer Showcase.

Rural Roots Farmer Showcase

Popular Agricultural Services Programs and Initiatives

Vegetation Management

Noxious Species
VEGETATION MANAGEMENT

The County helps protect the region's agricultural productivity by controlling harmful native and introduced plant species. Private landowners are also tasked with controlling invasive species and other pests on their properties. Learn more about invasive species control here.
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Beaver Control Resources

Problem Wildlife
BEAVER CONTROL

Each year, a variety of methods are employed to prevent beaver dams and colonies from compromising the integrity of County roads and infrastructure. Ag Services crews assists landowners who request the removal of nuisance beaver dams from their properties.
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ASB

Ag Governance
AGRICULTURAL SERVICE BOARD

The ASB provides vital expertise and resources to help manage weed, pest, soil and water conservation programs, assist in the control of livestock diseases, promote and develop agricultural policies, and undertake projects referred to them by County Council.
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Explore the Latest Agricultural Services News

September 08, 2022
An outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza is occurring in wild and domestic birds across Alberta.
August 05, 2022
Agricultural Services is on the lookout for several diseases and pests common to regional crops.
August 05, 2022
The coach bus took to the roads as we explored yards nominated for the 13th Annual Rural Beautification Contest.
June 15, 2022
The County’s annual weed inspection program to target noxious and prohibited noxious weeds is underway.
May 02, 2022
Reminder: Agriculture Services' countywide crop and weed inspection will commence soon
April 08, 2022
Learn more about the mountain pine beetle, and how landowners can purchase Verbenone pouches from the County to mitigate infestations.

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