Agriculture

The Agriculture Division and the Agricultural Service Board work hand in hand to deliver agricultural based programming for the municipal ratepayer. The Agricultural Service Board is the policy recommending body to Council, while the Agricultural Department is the implementation and enforcement arm of the operations.


Priorities of the Agriculture Division include training landowners to control weedsdiseases and insects, to prevent the establishment of new weeds, roadside vegetation management, and to prevent soil erosion.

 

State of Agricultural Disaster

Council declared a state of agricultural disaster in Brazeau County on July 20, 2021, due to excessively dry conditions.
Crop conditions in the Northwest region (Barrhead, Edmonton, Leduc, Drayton Valley, and Athabasca) are reported at 26.9% in good to excellent conditions, according to the July 13 Alberta Crop Report.  The five-year average for crops reported in good to excellent condition was 68.7%. Pasture growth conditions in the NW region are ranked at 52% in poor condition, 41.7% in fair condition, and 6.3% in good condition.
Further information on Provincial Agriculture disaster declarations is available at: https://agriculturalserviceboards.com/agriculture-disaster-declarations-2021/
 
The County will share any assistance programs that become available from the provincial or federal governments.
 

Dry Conditions Resources for Producers

Click here for information and tools to assist producers from the Alberta government.

 

2021 Pitch In Program

It’s once again time for community groups to ‘Pitch In’ to keep our community looking its best. Brazeau County has funding available for community groups interested in taking part in the annual Pitch In Program. Funding is available for all areas in the County and groups will be supplied with safety gear and garbage bags for the roadside clean-up initiative.

 

Those interested in participating can apply by filling out the application, along with a letter of interest and a copy of insurance, to:

 

Brazeau County, Box 77-7401 Twp Rd 494, Drayton Valley, AB T7A 1R1,  or email Corbyn Pankonin at cpankonin@brazeau.ab.ca.