Agricultural Service Board
The Agricultural Service Board (ASB) is a sub-committee of Council working to preserve, protect, and promote agriculture through the development of programs and policies implemented by the Agricultural Services Department.
Councillor Dallas Ekstrom
Councillor Anthony Heinrich (chair)
Councillor Glen Gunderson
Member at Large Jeff Bundt (vice-chair)
Member at Large Shirley McConnell
Member at Large Elizabeth Seutter-Rosell
Manager of Agricultural Services Dawnia McCann
ALUS Coordinator Nancy Chambers
The Agriculture Service Board recognizes the need for a well thought strategy in order to be effective in achieving its mandate as set out by Brazeau County Council and Provincial legislation. To help guide and focus the strategy the following mission statement identifies the purpose for the Brazeau County Agriculture Service Board:
“The Brazeau County Agriculture Service Board is committed to the promotion, protection and enhancement of a diversified sustainable agricultural industry within the County and the province of Alberta.”
To achieve the mission, the Agriculture Service Board has two visions for the agriculture department. The first vision identifies what kind of organization Brazeau County wants the Agriculture Service Board
to be for the agricultural community and ratepayers in general. The second is a vision for the agricultural industry in the County that the Agricultural ServiceBoard will work to encourage, foster and enhance.
To fulfill its mission and achieve the agreed upon visions, the Agriculture Service Board will be guided by the following set of core values:
The Agricultural Service Board of Brazeau County will provide up to two (2) $500.00 bursaries to students residing in the Brazeau County enrolled in a post-secondary institute in pursuit of the following:
a) Bachelor of Science in Agriculture or Environment from a recognized University
b) Diploma in Agriculture or Environment from a recognized College
c) Degree or diploma directly related to Agriculture from recognized community colleges or universities
Bursaries must be used in the year awarded. In the case of the recipients not completing their
studies in year of award, all or a portion of the bursary may have to be refunded. The amount
will be determined at the discretion of the awarding committee.
Bursaries will be awarded on the basis of the following, in no particular order:
a) Academic achievement
b) Agricultural background
c) Community and social participation
Deadline for applications is October 31 of the current year. Awards are contingent upon successful completion of Grade 12 and registration in a post-secondary institute.
Application forms are to be mailed to:
7401 TWP RD 494
Drayton Valley, AB
Attention: Agricultural Service Board
The application form is available below.