Beaver County Agricultural Service Board Producer at Large (PAL) Members
Beaver County’s Agricultural Service Board (ASB) is an established Committee of Council that advises on the development of agricultural policies and programs that promote, enhance, and protect viable sustainable agriculture in the County.
Council is currently seeking to fill Producer at Large positions (2) on the ASB for a three year term. There are approximately 4-6 meetings per year along with various other events.
Applicants must be familiar with current agricultural practices and trends, such as value added, that affect producers in Beaver County as well as provide direction on policies consistent with the Agricultural Service Board Act. Orientation will be provided for applicants to discuss position responsibilities and the role of the ASB within Alberta.
To complete a short application form click here or receive further information, please contact Aimee Boese at 780-663-3730.
Applications must be received at the Beaver County Service Center no later than 12 pm (Noon) on August 23, 2019.
To help promote agriculture as a career choice among our youth, the County Agricultural Service Board sponsors an annual scholarship for students who are pursuing a field of study related to the Agriculture Industry. The scholarship is open to all students graduating from Tofield, Ryley, and Viking High schools that are enrolled in a post secondary agriculture or agriculture related program, of two or more years in length. Proof of enrollment will be required.
The scholarship awarded is in the amount of $500.00.
Deadline for application submissions is September 1, 2019.
Students who are interested in applying can click here to download the application form or can contact Aimee Boese, Agricultural Fieldman at (780)663-3730.
AAAF Memorial Bursary
The Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldman, as an ongoing tribute to active or retired AAAF members who pass away, and in the spirit of continuing education valued by our Association, created the AAAF Memorial Bursary.
The bursary is intended for students continuing their education in a College or University program that focuses on Agriculture or Environmental Science. One $ 500.00 bursary is available annually for each of the 5 Provincial regions of the AAAF.
Application submissions must be received by September 1, 2019.
Students who are interested in applying can click here to download the application form or can contact Aimee Boese, Agricultural Fieldman at (780) 663-3730.
Beaver County's Agricultural Service Board is committed to developing and implementing programs and services that will assist County residents to maintain and improve the efficiency and sustainability of family farms and creating independence and opportunity through education.
Please view the County Calender for upcoming workshops hosted by the County.
Reimbursement for Attendance at an Agricultural Event
Under the Agricultural Educational Opportunities for Rural Landowners Policy, County Council shall provide financial assistance to rural landowners who attend agricultural events that provide opportunities for education with an agricultural focus.
Educational opportunities shall be determined at the sole discretion of the County and may include conferences, field days, and seminars related to the agricultural industry; either in primary production or value-added production associated with the landowner's operation.
Eligible residents shall be reimbursed for the registration fee for the agricultural event, to a maximum of $100 per participant. Incidental expenses such as meals, kilometreage, accommodations, etc. shall be the responsibility of the participant.
If you wish to request reimbursement for an agricultural event you are attending, contact the County Office by phone, e-mail, or fax at least one day prior to attending the event. If you are deemed eligible for reimbursement, you must submit a claim form, accompanied by detailed receipts, to the County Office. Applications for reimbursement will be considered in the order in which they are received. For more information on this opportunity, contact Aimee Boese, Agricultural Fieldman, Beaver County at (780) 663-3730.