Agricultural Service Board and Culinary Tour
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Join us for a tour of agricultural and tourism operations and opportunities in Kneehill County on July 26, 2017.
Throughout the day our hosts will be providing information on our Agricultural Service Board, Parks, Planning and Economic Development, sharing some exciting opportunities.
Capping off the day will be a unique culinary experience at Horseshoe Canyon. A memorable long table dinner showcasing the region's bounty and culinary arts will ensure the end of a fantastic experience within Kneehill County, overlooking one of the Canadian Badlands most visited vistas.
Highlights of the tour are:
- Showcasing operations effectively working within the agriculture value chain with producers, processors, and retail within the region.
- Success stories of the market beyond the region with further processing, sourcing, and end product markets will be shared with the tour delegates.
- Tourism features through culinary experiences and the potential crossover into agriculture within Kneehill's many impressive and diverse landscapes.
- Investment attraction opportunities within the County by promoting the COunty's recently revised Land Use Bylaw enabling easier developing of new agri-business, expansion of an existing one or relocating a new branch facility.
Innovations In Agriculture Summer Tour, 2016
On July 20th, 2016, Kneehill County’s Agriculture Service Board had the pleasure of hosting their Innovations in Agriculture Summer Tour, where ratepayers were invited to observe and learn about various innovative practices happening within the County.
Attendees began the tour at the newly expanded County shop to showcase the additions that were made to ensure the structure was compliant with chemical storage codes. In addition to the storage unit, measures have been taken to minimize chemical exposure for County employees, which were also highlighted throughout the stop.
The Golden Acres Honey Farm was the second stop on the tour and allowed attendees to become educated on the massive production happening within our County, which provides honey for well-known brands including the “No Name” brand. After a catered lunch at Swalwell Dam, where ratepayers were shown the new Floating Islands and aeration units which were installed to help improve oxygen levels and water quality, the tour continued with a lesson on the nuances of electric fencing and ending the tour with a demonstration on using drones to collect data for variable rate fertilizing.
Ratepayers finished with a roast beef dinner on their return to the Three Hills Rural Hall after an exciting, informative day. Our Ag Service Board did a fantastic job organizing and due to the success, this may become an annual event.