Alberta Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is responsible for policies, legislation, regulations, and services necessary for Alberta’s agriculture, food, and forest sectors to grow, prosper and diversify; inspiring public confidence in wildfire and forest management and the quality and safety of food; supporting environmentally sustainable resource management practices, and leading collaboration that enables safe and resilient rural communities
Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldmen (AAAF)
Agricultural Fieldmen have always been central to the success of Agricultural Service Boards. They develop, implement, and control programs designed to carry out priorities and policies set by their Agricultural Service Board. While education and awareness are key tools Fieldmen use in their work, they are also appointed as inspectors or regulatory officers enforcing Alberta statutes relating to weed control, soil conservation, and agricultural pests. Members of the Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldmen (AAAF) have an extensive applied agricultural or environmental science background.
Looking to enroll in an agricultural or environmental science program? Check out the AAAF Memorial Bursary.
Some of the top crops in Mackenzie County include oats, peas, barley, wheat, canola, and hemp. Mackenzie County also produces seeds that are larger, safer, and hardier than those grown anywhere else.
The conditions in Mackenzie County are ripe for growth. Summer days are longer. In the winter, cold temperatures kill off most of the pests. Wind direction and a forest break to the south make for lower crop disease pressures. This is why Mackenzie County is home to more than half of Alberta’s organic farmers.
If you are interested in growing crops in Mackenzie County, Mackenzie Agriculture can help. Visit Mackenzie Agriculture for more details.