The following links, info sheets and publications have been curated by the Ag Services team to help regional producers explore tools to help optimize their operations. Know of an ag-focused resource that belongs in this section? Feel free to send it to the Agricultural Services department for consideration!
An ever-growing agricultural knowledge base
|ASB Assurance Partners Infographic||234.41 KB|
|ASB Fact Sheet 2019-2020||423.1 KB|
|Producer Bursary Application||99.74 KB|
|10 Reasons to Love Compost||300.34 KB|
|Be a Soil Builder||308.12 KB|
|Composting Goes to School||7.16 MB|
|Do it Yourself Composting Bins||2.24 MB|
|Down to Earth Guide to Composting||548.1 KB|
|How to Apply Compost||51.49 KB|
|CPDS Blackleg Survey 2020||257.2 KB|
|CPDS Cereal Survey 2020||170.33 KB|
|CPDS Lentil Survey 2020||165.58 KB|
|CPDS Onion-Garlic Survey 2020||223.57 KB|
|CPDS Pea Survey 2020||405.8 KB|
Ranching and Livestock
Weed and Pest Control
|Bacterial Leaf Streak Disease||163.94 KB|
|Beaver Coexistence Tools||1 MB|
|Beaver Dam Decision Tree||63.33 KB|
|Clubroot Map 2022||1.82 MB|
|Flowering Rush Quick Facts||589.27 KB|
|Insect Survey 2020||1.05 MB|
|Mountain Pine Beetle - Identification||506.49 KB|
|Mountain Pine Beetle - Lifecycle||469.61 KB|
|Mountain Pine Beetle - What Can You Do||398.77 KB|
|Mountain Pine Beetle - Why are They Here||1.25 MB|
Cows and Fish
The Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society, commonly known as Cows and Fish, strives to foster understanding of how improvements in grazing and other management of riparian areas can enhance landscape health and productivity.
Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl. This website is full of information about Ducks Unlimited, frequently asked questions, news, and facts.
Lake Isle and Lac Ste. Anne Water Quality Management Society
The Lake Isle and Lac Ste. Anne Water Quality Management Society (LILSA) is a non-profit society committed to promoting the protection of Lake Isle and Lac Ste Anne Lake.
Natural Resources Conservation Board
The Natural Resources Conservation Board reviews proposals for projects that affect Alberta’s non-energy natural resources, and regulates Alberta’s confined feeding operations. This website includes information on NRCB guides, forms and legislation
Professional Vegetation Management Association
The Professional Vegetation Management Association (PVMA) provides communication and educational opportunities in the area of industrial vegetation management.
Solstice Wetland Mapper
The Solstice Wetland Mapper is a tool that maps wetlands on any urban/rural property or parcel of land. It provides valuable information to support the integration of wetlands and associated green infrastructure into planning initiatives.
Weed and Pest Control Resources
Alberta Insect Pest Monitoring Network
Insect Pests can cause significant economic losses. Get timely and accurate insect management information and resources for Alberta’s agricultural industry. Track insect populations and find Insect Forecast Maps to help plan your management on your farm.
Map of Beaver Coexistence Tools
This interactive map is a knowledge sharing platform that shows currently known beaver coexistence tools in the province of Alberta. It allows visitors to explore each tool by looking at photos and explore the various installation cases and desired coexistence benefits.
Prairie Pest Monitoring Network
PPMN is a prairie-wide insect pest monitoring group that provides information; predicts risks; monitors insect populations; and offers information to growers and agronomists to help them make informed decisions.
Stress and Mental Health Resources
Alberta Farmer Express
Serving Canada’s second-largest agricultural province, Alberta Farmer Express is widely recognized as the place where Alberta farmers and ranchers find out what’s happening in agriculture, whether it’s locally or elsewhere in the world.
Alberta Mental Health Help Line
One in 5 Canadians, including Albertans, will experience a mental illness in their lifetime and the remaining four will be affected by the mental health issues of a loved one. Call the Mental Health Help Line at 1.877.303.2642 or dial 811.
Canadian Mental Health Association
As the nationwide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness.
Stats from the Do More Agriculture Foundation
40% OF PRODUCERS ACROSS CANADA REPORTED THAT THEY WOULD FEEL UNEASY ABOUT SEEKING PROFESSIONAL HELP DUE TO WHAT PEOPLE MAY THINK.
Thirty Five Percent of producers met the criteria for Depression classification.
Forty Five percent of producers were classified as having High Stress.
Fifty Eight percent of producers met the criteria for Anxiety classification.
Government Links and Resources
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada provides information, research, technology, policies and programs for security of the food system, health of the environment and innovation for growth. Visit this website for economic and market information and programs.
Alberta Agriculture & Forestry
Supports the growth, diversification and sustainability of Alberta’s agriculture and forest industries. A vast amount of information, research, and news pertaining to Alberta and its agriculture is supplied on this Government of Alberta website.
Alberta Invasive Species Council
Information on invasive plants in Alberta is available on this website, along with methods of controlling them.
Alberta Environment & Parks
Alberta Environment is dedicated to protecting and enhancing Alberta’s natural environment. Find information on programs, legislation and reports on Alberta’s environment, plus information on the latest news and management of Alberta’s natural resources.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
This agency is dedicated to safeguarding food, animals and plants, which enhances the health and well-being of Canada’s people, environment and economy. On this website you'll find information on food, plants, pests, animals and diseases.
Farm Management and Marketing Resources
Alberta Barley Commission
Alberta Barley is a farmer-directed, not-for-profit organization representing Alberta’s barley farmers. Alberta Barley collects a mandatory, but refundable, check-off and reinvests it to grow the barley industry—and its profitability.
Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldmen
A useful website that provides information, news, and events on Alberta’s agriculture, Agricultural Service Boards, and Agricultural Fieldmen.
Alberta Canola Producers Commission
The mandate of the Alberta Canola Producers Commission is to increase the long term profitability of Alberta canola growers through research, promotional activities, consumer and producer education programs, and policy development.
Crop Applications & Tools
On the Alberta Agriculture website, under the decision making tools tab, there are multiple calculators that range from cereal seeding calculators to crop return calculators and even livestock feed calculators.
Alberta Wheat Commission
The Alberta Wheat Commission is a provincial grower organization operating under the auspices of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act and funded by a mandatory refundable service charge that is used to support the organization’s strategic priorities.
Farmer Pesticide Certification Course
The Farmer Pesticide Certification course is a tool intended to help farmers to reduce risks associated with pesticide use. This course is recommended under the Alberta Environmental Farm Plan, but is also mandatory for farmers who wish to use restricted pesticides that require certification.
Alberta Beef Producers
Alberta Beef Producers is a strong, clear, and representative voice speaking and working on behalf of cattle and beef producers in Alberta and contributing to a vigorous and profitable beef industry.
Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
The Canadian Cattle Identification Agency is a non-profit, industry led organization established to promote and protect animal health and food safety concerns in the Canadian cattle herd. Forms, regulations, news, procedure guidelines, and more.
Livestock Identification Services
Livestock Identification Services Ltd. is known for providing inspection services to livestock producers in Alberta.