Agriculture & Utilities

The Agricultural Service Board believes in the strengthening of our agricultural community by promoting, maintaining, and improving the agricultural industry.

Our mission is to promote and apply effective pest management strategies that are sustainable.  Provide extension programs and materials that can improve the sustainability of the family farm both economically and environmentally.  Administer the ASB Act and all other agricultural legislation as required.

The Agricultural Fieldman is the Administrative Officer of the ASB responsible to the Agricultural Service Board, who is made up of County Council and two members at large.

The County comprises a total area of 735,163 ac with 487,000 ac of farmland. Cattle are present on 69.4% of farms according to the 2016 Census of Agriculture. 

Source:  Statistics Canada