Ag. Service Board 2019 Conference Highlights

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One of the main reasons for the ASB Conference is the resolutions process, which allows delegates to highlight agricultural issues in their jurisdictions and bring them to the attention of the government. Agricultural concerns brought to the Provincial ASB Conference must have been voted on and passed by local ASB boards, as well as at the regional ASB level. From there, the issues are presented at the Provincial ASB Conference, if it passed there will be sent to the provincial government for a response.

 

Delegates passed eight resolutions to be forwarded to the government for response:

  • Loss of 2% strychnine
  • Wildlife Predator Compensation Program Enhancement
  • Deadstock Removal
  • Carbon Credits for Permanent Pasture and Forested Lands
  • Multi-stakeholder Committee to Work at Reducing the Use of Freshwater by the Oil and Gas Industry in Alberta
  • STEP Program Agricultural Eligibility
  • Access to Agriculture-Specific Mental Health Resources
  • No Royalties on Farm Saved Seed

 

Preparations are currently underway for the 2020 Provincial ASB Conference, which will celebrate a landmark year next year for the Alberta Agricultural Service Boards!

 

If you have any questions or want to learn more, please contact:

 

Maureen Vadnais-Sloan

Executive Assistant

Provincial Agricultural Service Board Committee

asbprovcommittee@gmail.com