The MD welcomes a new Ag Fieldman.
Hello, my name is Riley Nooy and I am the new Agriculture Fieldman for the MD of Spirit River. I have been a lifetime resident of Spirit River and have grown up in the municipality and surrounding areas. After graduating from Spirit River Regional Academy in 2015, my passion for agriculture took me to Olds College where I successfully completed the 2 year Agriculture Management Program with a Production Major. With a love for agriculture, and an active family farm out in the fourth creek area, the move for me to be Ag Fieldman was an easy transition. In my free time I enjoy Snowmobiling, Fishing, Hunting and Quading, and have a great admiration for the outdoors. Proud to be an advocate for such a high quality and high producing agriculture area, I plan to meet with all local farmers and ranchers within the municipality and develop a strong relationship with them, to address all problems and issues. For any questions or concerns please contact Riley at 780-864-9358 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Agricultural Service Board’s authority is derived from the Agricultural Service Board Act R.S.A. 2000 Chapter A-10. Section 3(4) of the Act states that the board must exercise on behalf of Council all the powers and perform all the duties that are conferred on it by Council, under this or any other enactment, with respect to agricultural matters. All policy changes and expenditures must be approved by Council.
The purpose of the Agricultural Service Board, as described in Section 2 of the Agricultural Service Board Act, are:
- to act as an advisory body and to assist the Council and the Minister, in matters of mutual concern,
- to advise on and to help organize and direct weed and pest control and soil and water conservation programs,
- to assist in the control of animal disease under the Animal Health Act,
- to promote, enhance and protect viable and sustainable agriculture with a view to improving the economic viability of the agricultural producer, and
- to promote and develop agricultural policies to meet the needs of the municipality.
Input sought about agriculture programs.
Albertans have the opportunity to share ideas about the future of provincial and national agriculture programs through an online survey.
Alberta is working with the federal government, other provinces and territories to develop a new five-year agricultural policy framework to replace the current Growing Forward 2 agreement, which expires on March 31, 2018.
“Negotiating the next agriculture policy framework with the federal government is an important conversation about how we can support our sector, our rural communities, and our producers. It’s important that we hear from producers and other stakeholders so that we can craft an agreement that supports sustainable growth and makes life better for Alberta producers and their communities. When agriculture succeeds, rural Alberta succeeds.”
The online survey is open to all Albertans, but will be of particular interest to those in the agriculture sector. The survey includes discussion about key priorities such as:
- markets and trade
- science, research and innovation
- risk management
- environmental sustainability and climate change
- value-added agriculture and agri-food processing
- public trusthttps://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=465713F10D1F0-0D44-87B1-9379F22064F6A025
- This survey is open until May 8,17