Category: Agriculture Services

Stat Holiday Office Closure – Labour Day

Just a reminder that our offices will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019 for Labour Day stat holiday. The After-Hours Emergency Line 780-689-9000 will remain in operation over the long weekend for emergencies connected with municipal services. If you encounter an emergency that requires Fire, Police or Ambulance please dial 9-1-1.  

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Athabasca County Conversation – August 14, 2019

Ag Services Inspecting for Club Root and Gathering Grasshopper Data 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 talks about work underway by the Ag Services Department to inspect for Club Root and…

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Vegetation Control Program 2019

Please note the herbicide vegetation control program for Athabasca County will begin June 3, 2019 and continues until about September 1, 2019. The objective of the program is to control unwanted weeds, brush and trees in County right-of-ways. The County does not use herbicides within 30 meters on either side of a farmstead or residential…

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Upcoming Agricultural Seminars – Lac La Biche

An upcoming set of agricultural seminars being hosted by Lac La Biche County’s Agricultural Services Board may be of interest to producers in Athabasca County.

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Workshop: Planting for Pollinators

Learn about our native pollinators and how to create a landscape that meets their resource needs at the upcoming workshop. Receive native flower seeds for planting. Build a bee hotel for mason & leafcutter bees. Build a bumblebee box. It all takes place 6 pm to 7:30 pm | Thursday, March 14 Athabasca Agri-plex $10…

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Office Closure – Friday, March 1

The Athabasca County Administration Office, Public Works and Family & Community Support Services will be closed on Friday, March 1, 2019 to allow our staff to undertake professional development training. If you have a municipal service emergency that requires our help please call 780-689-9000.

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Workshop: Sustainable Farm Families

Sustainable Farm FamiliesTM Alberta is a highly successful health and wellness program developed for Alberta farmers. It provides farmers and their families with tools and techniques to effectively manage their health, well-being, and safety. Activities like personal health assessments, label reading, group work and personal action planning encourage and empower individuals to make positive lifestyle…

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Workshop: Tax Tips for Farms & Rural Businesses

Learn ways to pay less tax through tax planning, preparation, and managing your audit risk. This is a free workshop that is open to the public to attend. Please RSVP if you plan to attend so enough materials can be on-hand at the workshop.

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Meet the 2018 Farm Women of the Year

The Farm Women’s Conference & Awards celebrated 35 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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County Conversation – Environmental Farm Plan Workshop

Athabasca County has a bi-weekly radio segment that airs on The BOOM 94.1 to help our residents, businesses and visitors stay up to date on County news. If you missed hearing it over the radio, you can listen to it here by clicking on the play button below. This week’s segment outlines an Environmental Farm…

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