Sustainable Agriculture

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE PROGRAM

The Counties of Vermilion River facilitates continued development and adoption of management practices that make agricultural production and processing more environmentally sustainable.

Contact:

Cathie Erichsen-Arychuk
Director of Agriculture & Environment
Email: carychuk@county24.com

Resources that Make a Difference

New CAP Funding - Agriculture Training and Support

 

Environmental Farm Plans are a self assessment tool used to identify environmental risks on your farm and help to provide solutions to mitigate those risks.  Find more details here

 

 


Growing Forward Programs: more details here
Ag Plastics Recycling Program:

grain bag roller available and plastic bags for twine and silage plastic.  Please note that as of 2019, we are no longer able to take NET WRAP.
Vermilion River Watershed Alliance: more details here

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE NEWSLETTER - MAY 2017

WATCH OUR VIDEO showcasing the Bag Roller system for Agriculture Plastics Recycling!

 

Priority Management Issues

Grazing and Riparian Management Program:

Goal: This program will help the producers in the Counties of Vermilion River and Minburn to improve the health of both their pastures and riparian areas by adopting grazing and riparian beneficial management practices; and remain economically viable while doing so.  Through workshops, demonstrations and one-on-one work with producers, we will address the following practices:



Integrated Crop Management Program:

Goal: This program will help producers continue to adopt direct seeding practices and practice an integrated approach to pest management in the Counties of Vermilion River and Minburn; and remain economically viable while doing so.

Nutrient Management Program:

Goal: This program will help to increase the adoption of responsible nutrient management planning and for producers to remain economically viable while doing so. The program will continue to promote nutrient management BMPs to ensure the protection of ground and surface water. Efforts will be made to further reduce odor concerns throughout the municipalities by promotion of the following manure management practices/legislation:

  

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