Focus & Priorities

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cowsCounty of Barrhead Agricultural Services is advised by the Agricultural Service Board (ASB).  Agricultural Services aims to work with rural residents in the County of Barrhead to improve their knowledge of weeds, pests, diseases, new products, farming techniques, and conservation practices that may impact them. Agricultural Services also integrates programming for the safety and well-being of our rural community with the intent to encourage young farmers to remain in the industry.

Agricultural Services is legislated to conduct its activities under the Weed Control Act, the Agricultural Pests Act, the Soil Conservation Act, and the Livestock Diseases Act.  

For more information, contact the Agricultural Fieldman at 780-674-3331.

Agriculture Focus Survey
In 2021, the County of Barrhead invited input from residents, businesses, and ag sector organizations.  The Agricultural Focus Survey provided a snapshot of opportunities, challenges, concerns, and priorities of Barrhead's agricultural community.  
The survey was made available for residents from March 2-26, 2021.