The Growing Force

Agriculture has always been the stronghold of the region’s economy.  Surrounded by fields of wheat, canola, barley and rye, the traditional farm continues to play a vital role in our community. However, along with traditional crop and livestock farming, the area provides unique opportunities for the agriculture industry to diversify and remain sustainable.

Agriculture and Rural Development Resources

The provincial and federal governments as well as other private and non-profit organizations have developed numerous resources and programs designed to encourage agriculture and support our growers, producers, processors and other agribusiness owners.

Agri-Business Expansion Program

A financial incentive program offered by the Government of Canada to promote growth and diversification in the agri-processing industry.

Canadian Farm Business Management Council
A national organization devoted to distributing information and resources for farm business managers, including succession planning, marketing, human resource and finance information.

AFSC
A provincial crown corporation that offers farmers and other small business owners with business loans, crop insurance and farm income disaster assistance.

Farm Credit Canada
A corporation that provides financing, insurance, software, learning programs and other business services to producers, agribusinesses and agri-food operations.

AVAC Ltd.
A private, non-profit investment company that invests in early-stage, value-added products and services in Alberta’s agricultural industry.

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
The provincial ministry responsible for promoting prosperity for Alberta through a strong, competitive, sustainable agriculture and food industry.

Welcome to the Weed Resistance Risk Assessment
The goal of this site is to help gauge your risk of developing glyphosate-resistant weeds on a field-by-field basis and provide you with specific agronomic practices to better manage the risk.

Agriculture Real Estate Transfers
A resource provided by Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development to provide information on value, acreage and number of rural land transfers.

Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC)
The federal department that provides information, research, technology and programs to achieve an environmentally sustainable agriculture sector.

Seed innovation
Incentives for research and technology business
Alberta Innovates Connector
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