In response to widespread drought conditions, Wheatland County has declared a Municipal Agricultural Disaster effective July 27, 2021. Low growing season moisture, coupled with long periods of heat and wind, have significantly depleted soil moisture reserves. These conditions have severely impacted all segments of agricultural production within Wheatland County. This declaration is being made to […]
This year, Wheatland County’s Agricultural Service Board was pleased to support the Rockyford and Hussar Beef and Standard Sheep 4-H Sales. Wheatland County is proud to see young agricultural farmers and ranchers grow in the industry and take on these challenges. By purchasing Luke Sevick’s steer, Maysa Schiffner’s steer and Colton Webster’s lamb we are […]
The Wheatland County Agricultural Service Board (ASB) invites students furthering their education in the field of agriculture or environmental science to apply for the 2021 ASB Bursary. ASB will provide up to $6000 in Bursaries annually with a minimum award of $500 and a maximum award of $1500 depending upon the number of applicants that meet […]
Applications are now being accepted! Landowners wishing to hay Wheatland County Right-Of-Ways must make an application by May 31, 2021. For more information or to fill out an agreement, contact Gay Mowat, Administrative Assistant to Agriculture and Environment at 403-361-2166 or Gay.Mowat@wheatlandcounty.ca.
The Agriculture and Environment Department is proud to present its 2020 Agriculture and Environment Program Update, a publication created to fill you in on all the great programs and services offered in Wheatland County that provide support to our farmers and ecological benefits on our landscape. You may also notice our new Agriculture and Environment […]
Our crews have identified Black Knot in some of the communities around the County and have cut it out of trees on the properties that we own and maintain. Some diseased branches have also been identified on private property within Speargrass and other communities. Unfortunately, we can not treat these trees, so we are asking […]
Join the Western Canada Conference on Soil Health & Grazing Organizing Committee for an exciting webinar series on Soil Health with Joel Williams! Webinar Series Details: Thursday, February 11 – What is New in Soil Health & Plant Nutrition 101 (1:00pm to 2:30pm) Role & Function of Essential Minerals Managing Photosynthesis for Plant Development Rethinking […]
March 4th, 2021 7:00pm Farm Business Succession Planning – Simplifying a Complex Puzzle In order to complete a puzzle, you need to have the right pieces in the right place at the right time. If not, you will become frustrated and quit. Sounds familiar. To tackle this family farm succession puzzle, this seminar will focus […]