Agriculture Services

Red Deer County Agriculture Services

Promoting, Protecting and Enhancing Agriculture and Rural Living
Agricultural Services staff work diligently to carry out the Agricultural Service Board (ASB) goal of promoting, protecting and enhancing agriculture and rural living in a sustainable manner. Red Deer County works with landowners, industry, and businesses to manage and control weeds, pests, diseases and to promote Agriculture throughout the County. 

Watch our Agriculture Services Video for an overview of Agriculture Services in Red Deer County.

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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. 


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.
  • Form: Agricultural Training Sponsorship Rebate Form
Submit your Agricultural Training Sponsorship Rebate Request:
By Mail:
Agricultural Training Sponsorship
38106, Range Road 275
Red Deer County, AB T4S 2L9
By Email:
Agriculture Services

Questions? Call 403.342.8654

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.

Agri-Trade 2016 students

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 County News Reporter