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 weeds, diseases and insects, to prevent the establishment of new weeds, roadside vegetation management, and to prevent soil erosion.
To learn more about the Division's workshops, click here.
2019 Livestock Tax Deferrals
As of February 2020, Brazeau County has once again been added to the list of designated regions for the 2019 livestock tax deferrals due to extreme weather conditions. The livestock tax deferral provision allows livestock producers in prescribed drought, flood or excess moisture regions to defer a portion of their 2019 sale proceeds of breeding livestock until 2020 to help replenish the herd. The cost of replacing the animals in 2020 will offset the deferred income, thereby reducing the tax burden associated with the original sale.
For more information, click here.
The map of prescribed regions can be found here.
More details as to how the provision works can be found here.
Issues of the Seed can be found here.
The Agricultural Service Board of Brazeau County provides up to two (2) $500 bursaries to students residing in Brazeau County enrolled in a post-secondary institution in pursuit of agriculture-related field of study. The deadline for applications is October 31 of the current year.