Agriculture continues to be an integral part of Kneehill County. We have had an Agriculture Service Board since 1945, and it continues to recommend and inform Council decisions.
The ASB consists of 4 Councillors, 3 Members at Large, 3 Staff Members, and an Alberta Agriculture Representative. We meet regularly to discuss many agriculture-related items and make recommendations to Council.
The Kneehill County Agricultural Service Board has set goals to encourage sustainable agriculture, the preservation and efficient use of our soil and water resources, and the prevention of the spread of invasive pests and weeds. In order to meet these goals, we advise landowners concerning proper land utilization with a view to improving their economic well-being. Priorities include; effective weed & pest control using an integrated pest management approach in controlling weeds, diseases, insects, and predators, and the prevention of soil and water degradation.
The Agricultural Service Board strives to deliver programs that focus on education, or information on available resources that will assist farmers to deal with their issues effectively.