Agricultural Service Board
Mackenzie County’s Agriculture Service Board (ASB) consists of two members of Council and three members at large. Members of the ASB have been appointed to sit on the board for a two year term.
Josh Knelsen, Councillor, CHAIR
Eric Jorgensen, Councillor
David Doerksen, Member at Large
Terry Batt, Member at Large
Ernie W. Dyck, Member at Large
The ASB manages and enforces the following acts:
Agricultural Service Board Business Plan
A copy of the 2014 - 2016 Agricultural Service Board Business Plan can be obtained here.
Agricultural Service Board Programs
One of the main goals of the ASB is to provide programs that strive to improve economic viability of farms. Programs such as:
- Surface Water Management Projects
Please refer to Policy PW039 Rural Road, Access Construction and Surface Water Management.
- ASB Pump and Pipe Rental
For rental rates and availability of the pump, please contact the Mackenzie County office at (780) 927-3718.
- Backsloping Program
Mackenzie County recognizes the value of and promotes the backsloping of ditches as it helps to promote future weed and brush control, eliminate potential traffic hazards and provides an aesthetic benefit to all travelers. It is therefore beneficial to the County to reimburse landowners for approved backsloping work in and around the ditches adjacent to their properties.
- Beaver Control Program
The Purpose of this program is to assist ratepayers experiencing flooding problems of roads, fields, or other situations caused by beaver flooding from unoccupied crown land or ditches under the authority of Mackenzie County.
- Roadside Mowing
- Roadside Spraying
- Flood Control Ditch Maintenance
- Roadside Brushing
- Shelter Belt Tree Program
Agricultural Service Board Plans
A copy of the Master Drainage Plan can be obtained here.
Any comments, questions or concerns regarding any of the programs or Acts listed here can be directed to:
Grant Smith, Agriculture Fieldman
Phone: (780) 927-3718