Agriculture Services

The Agricultural Service Board’s (ASB’s) of the Special Areas assist producers in many ways, while working in accordance within the regulations of the following Acts:

- Agriculture Service Board Act
- Weed Control Act
- Soil Conservation Act
- Agricultural Pests Act
- Animal Health Act

Agriculture NewsletterWeed Control ProgramsPest Control ProgramsShelterbelt ProgramsAg InformationAgricultural Service BoardsUpcoming Events

December

December Ag Newsletter

More Questions? Give your local Ag Fieldman a call!

Special Areas 2: Jesse Williams (403) 854-1114 (or send a text!)
Special Areas 3: Don Hogan (403) 664-3618
Special Areas 4: Justine Simpson (403) 577-3523

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Archived Livestock Lessons
December 2015 - Winter Feeding Techniques
January 2016 - Trichomaniasis: The Silent but Devastating Cattle Disease
February 2016 - Livestock Predation
March 2016 - BSE Surveillance Program
April 2016 - Riparian Areas & Grazing Management
October 2016 - Ergot
November 2016 - Fusarium

Archived Weed of the Month
May 2016 - Scentless Chamomile
June 2016 - Black Henbane
July 2016 - Leafy Spurge
August 2016 - Knapweed (Spotted & Russian)
September 2016 - Yellow Toadflax

Weed Control Programs

The ASB provides a strong weed control program within Special Areas. Restricted noxious and noxious weeds are a main target of the board. Regular control is a consistent goal of the ASB’s, with problem weed sites being controlled, documented, GPS’d and reinspected as necessary. Roadside spraying is performed to aid in weed control. The ASB’s have herbicide spraying equipment that is available to rent.

What Noxious Weeds Should You look Out For?

What Prohibited Noxious Weeds Should You look Out For?

Pest Control Programs

Pest Control - Gophers & Strychnine
Clubroot Control
Grasshoppers
Fusarium Management
Coyote Control
Skunks & Magpies

Shelterbelt Programs

Pick up a shelterbelt tree order form at your nearest District Office or online.  You can now start ordering tree seedling for Spring 2017 delivery.  By ordering before November 15, 2016 Prairie Shelterbelt Program Ltd will waive their application fee!

Shelterbelts in Alberta
Shelterbelts for Livestock Farms
Shelterbelts for Soil Conservation
PrairieTech Propagation
Tips for Tree Planting
Tree Planter available for rent

Miscellaneous Information

Gopher Control in the Special Areas
Establishing a Fair Price for Standing Hay

CARA September 2016 Newsletter

For more information please visit CARA's Website

Equipment for Rent

Visit our Rates in Effect page for current equipment rental rates. Contact your local District Office for more information.

Agricultural Service Boards

SPECIAL AREA NO. 2

Neal Roes, SA2
Brad Osadczuk, SA2
Greg Standing
Nathan Berg
Lee Quaschnick
Derek Christensen
Kevin Bossert
Dorothy Cornforth - Office Manager
Jesse Williams, Ag. Fieldman

SPECIAL AREA NO. 3

Travis Foot, SA3
Kevin Wilson, SA3
Jerry Logan
Marvin Molzan
Walter Scarff
Marilyn Lazzari - Office Manager
Don Hogan, Ag. Fieldman

SPECIAL AREA NO. 4

Bonnie Sansregret, SA4
Robert Worobo, SA4
Barry Redel
Gloria Nelson
Trevor Bousquet
Todd Murphy
Taryl Abt - Office Manager
Justine Simpson, Ag. Fieldman

Upcoming Ag Related Events

CowBytes Feed Balancing Software Workshops
-Consort Neutral Hills Learning Center - December 6, 2016
-Oyen CARA Center - December 13, 2016

Ladies Calving Clinic
-Byemoor Hall - January 10, 2016

Young Ranchers Forum
-Hanna Legion - February 7, 2016
-Oyen - February 8, 2016

Explore Local is putting on these following events. Please click below to find out more information
Getting into Local Foods
Getting into Retail
Closing the Gap
HortSnacks-to-go Webinars
2016-2017 Coming Events
2016-2017 Webinars