The County of Grande Prairie takes pride in preserving our agricultural heritage while promoting a vibrant and innovative future. 

How do we do this?

We offer a variety of services and programs that benefit our rural residents.

Vegetation Management

The Agriculture Services department takes an integrated vegetation management approach to control weeds in our County:

  • Roadside Mowing
  • Roadside Spraying
  • Rental Equipment
  • Weed Inspection
  • Weed Warrior Program
  • Rural Acreage Owner Restricted Pesticide Certification Program
  • Register Rented Land(s) to Control Weeds

Pest and Disease Services

The Agriculture Services department can help you manage pests and diseases within the County of Grande Prairie by providing information, resources and consultations.

Initiatives include:

  • Tree Pests and Diseases
  • Canola Pests and Diseases
  • Cereal Pests and Diseases
  • Forage resources

Rural Extension, Conservation and Stewardship Services

The Rural Extension Program is available to help you learn about agriculture, where your food comes from, environmental stewardship, conservation and watersheds. Tours, workshops and various educational opportunities are offered throughout the year.

The Rural Extension Officer is also available to provide technical services to producers  for  completing your Environmental Farm Plan and Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) Grants

Problem Wildlife Services

The County has Problem Wildlife Officers that can help you control wild animals that are regulated as pests or nuisances under the Agriculture Pests Act.

  • Beaver
  • Coyote
  • Wolves
  • Norway Rat
  • Skunk
  • Magpie Trap

Rental Equipment Services

The County has the following Rental Equipment available:

  • Skid Sprayer
  • Plastic Mulch Applicator
  • Seedling Tree Planter
  • Truck Mount Applicator – Grasshopper control
  • Cattle Tag Reader
 Agricultural Awards

100 Years of Farming

Farm Family Awards

 County Youth Ambassador Program
Are you interested in representing the County at various events throughout the year? The Agricultural Service Board  is providing an opportunity to become a County Youth Ambassador.  

Members of the Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldmen are appointed as inspectors or regulatory officers to administer the Agricultural Service Board Act, Weed Control Act, Soil Conservations Act and the Agricultural Pests Act. Agricultural Fieldmen also assist in the provincial enforcement of the Animal Health Act. These Acts are enabling legislation that provide authority to municipalities to manage introduced and native species that have potential to impact agricultural production.

We are here to help you.

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