Agriculture Services department provides the following services in order to achieve ecological sustainability in the region:

  • Agriculture Services Board
  • Grain moisture testing
  • Links
  • Pest Control
  • Rental Equipment
  • Weed Control
  • Mountain Pine Beetle
  • Veterinary Services Incorporated (VSI) Program
  • Tall Buttercup / Ox Eye Daisy Control Program
  • Upcoming Events, Courses and Workshops
  • Rural Beautification Program

For more information, contact Dawn Fortin, Agriculture Services Manager or at 780 584 3866.

Agriculture Services Board

The Alberta Agricultural Service Boards Act provides for the establishment and operation of Agricultural Service Boards throughout the province. It provides a province-wide infrastructure for the delivery of weed control, disease control, pest control, and soil and water conservation programs. It also provides for financial incentives and technical assistance to enable the administration of provincial acts and resulting programs at the municipal level.

Agriculture Services Boards act as advisory bodies to assist the council and the Minister, in matters of mutual concern. They are unique to Alberta and were first established by Alberta Agriculture in 1945 to provide a local authority over problems relating to weed infestation and soil erosion.

Grain Moisture Testing

The Woodlands County Agriculture Services department provides grain moisture testing and canola green seed testing at three locations:

  • Fort Assiniboine Office – (780) 584-3866
  • Rick Hagman – (780) 786-4647
  • Chad Merrifield – (780) 706-2065

After hours grain testing is also available in the Fort Assiniboine area by calling:

  • Dawn – (780) 674-1175
  • Rita – (780) 305-6097

For more information contact Woodlands County Agriculture Services at (780) 584-3866 or toll-free at 1-866-584-3866

Pest Control

Beavers

Agriculture Services provides a means of alleviating the detrimental effects of the beaver to the natural drainage pattern through cultivated, pasture, hay land, or woodlots (defined as a treed area with a commercial value).

Beaver Flood control is carried out, between May 1 and October 31, upon completion of an application (available at either of the COUNTY offices) or download here.

All requests for beaver dam breach will constitute a charge of $120.00 per dam (plus G.S.T.). Payments must accompany applications.

Predators

The Agriculture Services Department, under the authority of the Agricultural Pests Act and in cooperation with Alberta Agriculture & Forestry and Alberta Environment & Parks, shall coordinate the control of predators causing livestock predation.

For more information, contact Dawn Fortin, Agriculture Services Manager, at (780) 584-3866

Upcoming Events, Courses and Workshops

Agriculture Services Annual Supper – February 24th
Fort Assiniboine Legion Hall
Click here for more information.