Agricultural News

Agricultural Tour 2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Register now for Rocky View County’s annual Agricultural Tour, featuring farms and ag-businesses in the productive Indus area of the County. Both traditional and new diversified operations will be featured this year, as well as several Agricultural Service Board initiatives happening in southeast Read More...

Nominate a Deserving Farm Family

Monday, January 6, 2014

For 25 years Rocky View County has been awarding deserving farm families with the Master Farm Family Award. If you know of a family in Rocky View County who you think is worthy of recognition for their achievements in farming or ranching, consider nominating them for the Master Farm Family Award for Read More...

Rocky View County Salutes National 4-H Centennial Month

Friday, November 8, 2013

In honour of 4-H Canada’s 100 year anniversary, council officially proclaimed the month of November as National 4-H Centennial Month in Rocky View County.4-H began in Roland, Manitoba in 1913 and is one of the country’s longest-running and most respected youth organizations. 4-H provides Read More...

Farm Equipment on Roads Again

Friday, September 6, 2013

It's harvest time in Rocky View County and local producers are once again moving big and often slow moving equipment from field-to-field. Motorists are encouraged to use caution when approaching farm equipment on County roads.The best way to remain safe is to look for their flashing hazard lights, Read More...

County announces Master Farm Family award winner for 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Rocky View County is pleased to announce Allen and Shanna Jones of the Jones Hereford Ranch are this year’s 2013 Master Farm Family Award winners.“We are very happy to give the award to the Jones family,” says Greg Boehlke, Councillor and Agricultural Services Board Chair, at a luncheon during the Read More...

Experience the flavour of rural life during Open Farm Days

Monday, July 22, 2013

Farmers and ranchers across the province invite Albertans to experience rural life during Alberta’s first Open Farm Days, August 24 and 25.Open Farm Days festivities will kick off on Saturday, August 24, when talented chefs will team up with local producers to create farm-to-table culinary events. Read More...

Disaster Recovery Links & Contacts for Agricultural Producers

Monday, July 22, 2013

Disaster Recovery Program Handbook - Agricultural Operations (PDF) Government of Alberta 2013 Floods Resoruce To contact the Flood Recovery Task Force please email Maura Winterburn at maura.winterburn@gov.ab.ca. To contact the Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development - Emergency Read More...

County Supports Farming Foundation for Youth

Friday, July 12, 2013

Rocky View County approved $5,000 in funds for a program aimed at encouraging youth to take part in agriculture through the FarmOn Foundation, an online community started by agriculture enthusiasts offering business advice for those who wish to pursue a career in farming.“The County wants to go the Read More...

Cochrane & District Agricultural Society Explores Sustainable Options for Their Agricultural Lands

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Town of Cochrane, Rocky View County, and the Cochrane & District Agricultural Society (CDAS) are seeking input from user groups on a Concept Plan for CDAS lands.In 2012, the Town of Cochrane, Rocky View County, and the Cochrane & District Agricultural Society (CDAS) formed a partnership to Read More...

Rocky View Offers Weed Free Hay Certification

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Alberta’s Weed Free Hay certification program is getting an overhaul to attract producers who already grow and market clean hay. Since its launch in 1998, this program seemed like an impossibility to achieve, and its uptake never really caught on. But with changes to the weed designation list under Read More...

Mosquito Season Has Arrived in Rocky View

Friday, May 3, 2013

There are tiny residents in the County that have the ability to ruin an evening BBQ, interrupt a morning stroll and cause constant scratching; which is why this summer, Rocky View County would like to help residents prevent the notorious nuisance known as the mosquito, from growing its Read More...

Rocky View announces support for local 4-H groups

Friday, April 19, 2013

Rocky View County Deputy Reeve Paul McLean has announced funding for a number of programs aimed at encouraging youth participation in agriculture through the county’s 4-H programs.“The County wants to do more to support youth entering into the business of agriculture and learning more about food Read More...

Alberta’s well water supply under watch

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Rocky View County, Alberta – Instincts and estimates about rising or falling water levels in rural Alberta can now be checked by factual data through an online platform being launched today.The Rocky View Well Watch, a joint initiative between the University of Calgary and Rocky View County to track Read More...

Rocky View County approves funding for the Bow Valley Agricultural Society

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Rocky View County, Alberta – At their regular meeting on December 4, 2012, Rocky View County Council approved funding of $23,000 to the Bow Valley Agricultural Society for their capital renewal program, as well as funding of $31,000 to assist them with the expansion of their riding arena, which they Read More...

Last Chance for Prairie Shelterbelt Orders

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

If you intend to order trees through the Prairie Shelterbelt Program this year, the time to order is now. This will be the last year for the Prairie Shelterbelt Program.You can also order trees through the Alberta Shelterbelt Program where they have a wide selection of seedling trees and shrubs Read More...

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