Lacombe County releases ag consultation document

Lacombe County last week announced the release of an Agricultural Community Consultation discussion paper.

  • Sep. 10, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Lacombe County last week announced the release of an Agricultural Community Consultation discussion paper that will pave the way for the development of an Agricultural Plan in the County.

The County recently undertook a process to consult community members in an attempt to gauge their agricultural needs. The results of those consultations are outlined in the paper.

Input was gathered through a paper survey, a web survey and a town hall meeting, which saw 62 people — including county staff, administration and councillors — attend the Lacombe Memorial Centre in March of this year.

The recently released discussion paper, the County noted in a release last week, would “provide County Council and staff with a foundation to move ahead with development of a Lacombe County Agricultural Plan.”

Five main areas are to be outlined be the plan: Development and Land Use Planning; Agriculture Communication Plan; Evaluation of County Infrastructure; Weed, Pest and Crop Disease Management; and Water Management.

The Plan, according to the County, will “contribute to the sustainability of the agricultural industry, and ensure that agriculture has a voice in future land use planning and policy development within the County.”

Copies of the discussion paper may be obtained through the County by calling 403-782-6601, or by visiting www.lacombecounty.com.

 

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