Updated, user-friendly Agricultural Guide emphasizes the importance of agriculture sustainability within Lacombe County.
Lacombe County Council recently approved an updated Agricultural Guide to help Lacombe County producers, residents and other stakeholders easily find agriculture-specific information.
“Agriculture is part of life in Lacombe County,” said Paula Law, Lacombe County Reeve. “We want to make sure it stays in the forefront, today and in the future, and the Agricultural Guide is a living document that will help ensure that.”
The guide is organized to easily assist agricultural producers and the County’s rural community by collecting policies, bylaws, legislation and County programming directly related to Lacombe County’s agriculture industry.
This information is separated into six priority areas:
- Development and Land Use
- Water and Environment
- Weeds, Pests and Disease Management
- Municipal Relations
- Community Engagement
The document was initially created in 2016 in consultation with County landowners and agriculture producers. Feedback indicated that it was too technical and policy-heavy, resulting in Lacombe updating the original Agricultural Guide to make it more user-friendly and helpful to readers.
“The Lacombe County Agricultural Guide reflects Council’s vision and support for a sustainable and vibrant agriculture industry,” said Dion Burlock, Manager of Agriculture & Environmental Services.
The guide is available on the Lacombe County website (https://www.lacombecounty.com/index.php/agricultural-guide) and at the County Office.