Long-term sustainability of the agriculture industry is a key mandate of Rocky View County. Agricultural Services works to help conserve and improve the rural environment by encouraging environmentally responsible farming and production methods.
Below are a few resources to assist agricultural producers in maintaining an environmentally sustainable operation.
Agri-Environmental Incentive Program
An incentive program created by Agricultural Services available to all Rocky View County residents. This program provides funding to off-set the cost of environmentally beneficial projects, and is run on a first-come first-serve basis while funding is available.
Growing Forward Program
The Growing Forward Program offered by Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development contains several grant programs for agricultural producers.
Program specialists and Alberta Agriculture staff are available to help producers assess their operation and work through the application process. Although this is not a Rocky View County program, Agricultural Services staff are available to provide support and assist residents with their applications.
Environmental Farm Plan
An Environmental Farm Plan is a self-assessment process that allows producers to identify and evaluate the environmental risks and strengths that may be present within their agricultural operation. This voluntary, confidential process provides producers with a free workbook aimed at creating awareness and issue identification.
Although this is not a Rocky View County program, Agricultural Services staff are available to provide support and assist residents with their applications.