Category: Agriculture Services

Office Closure Notice

Please be advised the Athabasca County Admin Office, Public Works, and FCSS/Parent Link building are closed to public access until further notice. This measure is being taken to protect our residents, staff, and communities, as we work to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. For those who need to make payments, electronic options are…

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Control Canada Thistle – Gall Flies

Gall Flies Offer Biological Control of Canada Thistle        How they work Female flies bore into the stem of the thistle to lay their eggs. The larvae hatch and eat the thistle from the inside, causing a gall to form. This gall is a stressor and a nutrient sink and hinders plant growth. This…

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Ag Drone School – Athabasca

Athabasca Agri-Plex 8:30 to 4:30 pm | April 6-7, 2020 Includes lunch and DJI Tello drone for practice!   FLY SAFELY • Flight training suitable for complete beginners • From first takeoff to autonomous field mapping • OJI Tello included, to keep practicing at home FLY LEGALLY • Basic ground school: air law, drone systems, theory…

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Farm Family Awards – Call for Nominations

Do you know an outstanding farm family deserving of recognition for agricultural and community involvement? If so, recognize this deserving family by submitting a nomination explaining their accomplishments. Farm Family Awards honour those who best exemplify the value of the family farm to rural communities and society by being leaders in the industry. All submissions…

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Meet the 2019 Farm Women of the Year

The Farm Women’s Conference & Awards celebrated 36 years of recognizing rural women for their contributions to agriculture, community and their families. Each year a Modern Farm Woman of the Year and a Pioneer Farm Woman of the Year award are presented. They are nominated to receive the awards by neighbours, friends, family members or…

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Rochester Truck Fill Notice

Please be advised that the Rochester Truck Fill, providing non-potable, agricultural use water, will be out-of-service until repairs can be conducted next week. Alternative truck fill locations are as follows: Pine Creek Truck Fill – SW 19-63-21 W4M George Lake Truck Fill – NE 31-64-23 W4M Thank you for your understanding while we conduct these…

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County Conversation – Check Winter Burn Sites

The Athabasca County Conversation is a bi-weekly radio update that airs on BOOM 94.1. If you missed it on the radio you can listen to it here. This week’s segment offers information about checking winter burn sites in preparation for spring. It’s part of regular fire prevention measures undertaken by the County each year. …

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Verified Beef Workshop – Athabasca

Canadian beef is a high quality product, recognized internationally for its excellence. Increasingly the food industry is using “sustainability” as a way to market products to consumers who are looking to make environmentally conscious purchases. This means the industry has to prove it standards. To demonstrate the industry’s commitment to safe food and safe production…

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Tree Seedlings For Sale

Athabasca County is offering tree seedlings for pre-order to county residents. There were 9 species of tree available in bundles of 5 or 3 but now only Dwarf Birch is left. For more information and to order, follow the links below. More Information     Seedling Order Form  

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Carbon Tax Exemption – Federal Fuel Charge

Forms now available for tax exemption On January 1, 2020 the Federal Fuel Charge (Carbon Tax) takes effect in Alberta. Mandated under the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, the federal government has announced targeted relief for certain sectors, including the agriculture sector. Farmers are eligible to use the Canada Revenue Agency exemption form L402, and…

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