Education & Awareness

Agriculture Education and Awareness is a primary goal for the Agriculture Service Board (ASB) and as such is strongly supported by the Agriculture Service Department through various programs and events, including tours, workshops, meetings, and publications.

Entrepreneurial Agriculture Tour 

The Entrepreneurial Agriculture Tour (EA Tour) is an annual event hosted by Red Deer County’s Agricultural Service Board. Red Deer County is proud of our farmers, and this annual tour is a great way to showcase local farm operations. The EA Tour provides urban and rural neighbours an opportunity to explore these farms, observe how technology plays a big role on the farm and to understand the background effort that is involved in our food production.

2017 was our 15th Annual EA Tour and featured stops at local beef, dairy, hog and crop production farms, along with a malting facility.  

Click HERE to see Highlights of the 2016 EA Tour

If you are a Red Deer County producers that would like to be showcased in an upcoming EA Tour, or you know of a great tour stop, please contact us at agriculture@rdcounty.ca.   

2017 ASB Summer Tour


Red Deer County & Mountain View County proudly co-hosted the Provincial Agricultural Service Board Tour on July 11-14, 2017; the theme of the tour was "Growing Tomorrow's Agriculture". The tour was a great opportunity to showcase highlights of the agricultural community in our region to agricultural representatives from over 70 Alberta rural municipalities.

Highlights of the Tour were featured in the August 2017 County News and footage taken during the Tour was used to create the following video on Red Deer County Attractions:

Agricultural Training Sponsorship Program


Red Deer County residents are eligible for reimbursement (50% of course fee, up to $200) of agricultural or safety related course training costs through the Agricultural Training Sponsorship Program. The program, which is sponsored by the Red Deer County Agriculture Service Board, works to support and encourage agricultural and safety training for County residents. 

Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for the program, the following criteria must be met:
  • Be a Red Deer County resident 
  • Successfully complete the course/training
  • Receipts submitted within 30 days of the event
  • Course/event agenda submitted with receipt
  • Completed rebate form submitted with receipt
Applicable Courses include: 
  • St. John Ambulance First Aid Courses
  • Other safety courses such as: Chainsaw Training, ATV/UTV Training
  • Agricultural related courses, events and/or conferences.

Important Notes:


  • Eligibility is subject to board’s approval.
  • Funds are limited and will be allocated on a first come/first served basis
  • Eligible reimbursement amount is 50% of the course/event fee (up to $200).
  • Eligible costs claimed include only course/event fees, and do not include incidentals (e.g. parking, mileage, meals, etc.)
  • Certificate/Diploma/Degree level courses are not eligible.
  • Please contact the County for prior approval if possible.

Submit your Agricultural Training Sponsorship Rebate Request


Form: Agriculture Training Sponsorship Rebate Form
Send by Email: Agriculture Services

Or by Mail:
Agricultural Training Sponsorship
38106, Range Road 275
Red Deer County, AB  T4S 2L9


Agriculture Services Email Updates


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Agri-Trade County News Reporter Program


Each year, Grade 12 Students from participating Red Deer County Chinook’s Edge School Division Schools can complete for cash prizes by submitting an Agricultural News Article written on their experience at the annual Agri-Trade Equipment Expo

The Agri-Trade County News Reporter program is proudly sponsored by the Agriculture Service Board with the purpose of facilitating the introduction of participating students to over 400 potential employers in Alberta’s 2nd largest industry: Agriculture. The process allows students to interview possible employers, and learn more about potential agricultural industry careers. The prizes are also timely awarded in order to be used towards post-secondary education and training.

2016 Agri-Trade County News Reporter Program

Congratulations to all of our 2016 Program Scholarship Winners!

Grand Prize Scholarship Winner:
 - Anny Kowarschik, Delburne School: $1,000.00 

Scholarship Winners:
 - Jerryd Wold, H.J. Cody School: $400.00
 - Cauy Schmidt, Spruce View School: $400.00
 - John Klein, Penhold School: $400.00
 - Cheyanne Schmaltz, Delburne School: $100.00
 - Paul de Groot, H.J. Cody School: $100.00
 - Hope Holbein, Spruce View School: $100.00
 - Jayden Nielsen, Penhold School: $100.00

Check out the 2016 Agri-Trade County News Reporter Program Articles: Click Here

Agri-Trade 2016 students