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MEDIA RELEASE: MD of Greenview Hosts Regional Agricultural Services Board Conference

October 28, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MD of Greenview Hosts Regional Agricultural Services Board Conference

The MD of Greenview recently hosted the Annual Regional Agriculture Service Board Conference on October 22, 2020, in DeBolt, Alberta.  This conference facilitated 88 registrants attending both virtually and in-person and is the first conference of its kind that Greenview has hosted. 

The Regional ASB Conference brings together the 13 Peace Region Municipalities (each municipality only hosting once every 13 years) to hear about topics pertaining to the current agricultural industry as well as some specific to the Peace Region’s Agricultural sector.  Agriculture Service Boards have been operating in Alberta for 75 years with 2020 being the first year having to organize a meeting with both virtual and in-person attendance due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

This year’s agenda included discussion on topics that have been brought up during past ASB Conferences as resolutions and made some new resolutions relevant to current concerns.  The conference had presenters from various organizations. Presenters included MD of Greenview, Kevin Keller; Manager, Economic Development, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Doug Macaulay; Manager, Agriculture Service Board Unit; Kathrine Altman, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry-EMS Emergency Management Officer; Brad Andres, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Emergency Management Section (Director); Laura Stewart, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Specialist; Brice Daly, Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) Field Officer and Karen Wickerson, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Rat and Pest Program Specialist providing updates on information for their respective fields of work.  Conference speakers Darrell Chambers with Bayer Crop Science, Jordan Jensen with the Farm Safety Centre, and Nicole Kimmel (Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist) with Alberta Environment and Parks presented various topics impacting the agriculture industry.

“Greenview remains dedicated to supporting its agricultural producers, and the Regional ASB Conference is a step in making positive change for the industry,” commented Dale Smith. “A lot of hard work and dedication goes into hosting this conference every year, and we would like to thank all of our attendees for their understanding while we worked within the COVID-19 restrictions in presenting this conference.”

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Media inquiries may be directed to:

Stacey Sevilla, Manager, Communications and Marketing
Direct: 780.524.7625
stacey.sevilla@mdgreenview.ab.ca     
Web: www.mdgreenview.ab.ca

Upcoming Webinar: Introduction to Working With a Co-Packer

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is hosting a free webinar on November 4, 2020, for food processors interested in using co-packer services to enhance production volumes.

Is It Time to Rejuvenate Your Pasture?

Join PCBFA for a webinar series with Dr. Bart Lardner and Dr. Akim Omokanye where they will be covering different methods of pasture rejuvenation and the pro’s and con’s of each.

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/is-it-time-to-rejuvenate-your-pasture-tickets-125401682809

Stock Dog Seminar

 

DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THE STOCK DOG SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED.  PLEASE WATCH THIS PAGE FOR UPDATES MOVING FORWARD.

Our Ag. Services team is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Stock Dog Seminar with facilitator Corey Perry. Corey is a past winner of the World Stock Dog Championship as well as a previous judge at the Western Canadian Stock Dog Championship.

Date: October 2-4, 2020
Location: Valleyview Ag Plex
Participant Cost: $170.00 (maximum 10 participants)
Audit Cost: $75.00

Pre-registration is required, call 780-524-7621. 

 

 

2020 Agricultural Services Rental Equipment Catalog Has Been Uploaded

The 2020 Rental Equipment Catalog has been uploaded to the website and the rental program is currently operational.  Reminder that access to our Ag. Services Building is currently by appointment only. Please call ahead with any rental inquiries.

Please see the Rental Equipment page for access to the Rental Equipment Policy, Schedule of Fees, and the 2020 Rental Equipment Catalog.  

2020 Rental Equipment Page

If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment please contact the Ag. Services Department:
780-524-7621

Urban Weed Awareness

For resources on invasive plant species found in the Grande Cache area, please visit the Urban Weed Awareness information sheets.

The Urban Weed Awareness sheets has information on:

  • Scentless Chamomile
  • Canada Thistle
  • Orange Hawkweed
  • Meadow Hawkweed
  • Common Tansy
  • Garlic Mustard
  • Tall Buttercup
  • Oxeye Daisy
  • Perennial Sow Thistle
  • Himalayan Balsam
  • Yellow Toadflax
  • Creeping Bellflower
  • Burdock (Woolly, Lesser, Greater)
  • Common Mullien

More Resources:

For more information:
  Phone:  780-524-7621
  Email:  agteam.md@mdgreenview.ab.ca

Greenview Agriculture Services has Completed the 2019 Clubroot Inspections

We have notified all landowners of any fields that were tested positive for Clubroot. We have also informed landowners within a 1-mile radius of areas identified as positive.

We have discovered 17 new clubroot fields, the majority of which are located west of DeBolt. This discovery brings Greenview to a total of 23 properties deemed positive for Clubroot, spread across the MD.

Due to FOIP (Freedom of Information Privacy Protection Act) and PIPA (Personal Information Protection Act), we cannot release the personal information of the landowners involved.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 780-524-7621.

 

2019 Clubroot Map for MD of Greenview

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