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.
2018 Livestock Tax Referrals
As of January 2019, Brazeau County has been added to the list of prescribed regions for 2018 livestock tax deferrals due to drought conditions. To defer income, the breeding herd must have been reduced by at least 15%.
The map of prescribed regions can be found here:
More details as to how the provision works 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 2018 applications is October 31, 2018.