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

Environmental Farm Plansmore details here.

 

New CAP Funding - Agriculture Training and Support

 

Growing Forward Programs

 

Vermilion River Watershed Alliance


Ag Plastics Recycling Program:

(Note: There is a grain bag roller and plastic bags for twine and silage plastic available.  Please note that as of 2019, we are no longer able to take net wrap.)

 

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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