Rural Roots Winter 2019

Welcome to the winter edition of Rural Roots With a fresh new look and a greater variety of content, this publication is designed to engage and inform a wider rural readership. As you absorb the first few issues please consider providing your feedback — either by contacting the MD office directly, or by accessing our website and filling out an interactive evaluation form at Your input is valued and important to us. Thank you in advance, and enjoy this issue! 2018-19 ASB BOARD MEMBERS CHAIRPERSON Councillor Sandra Melzer Photograph courtesy of Travel Alberta VICE CHAIRPERSON Damond Stadnyk MEMBERS Councillor Robert Esau Jessica Mittelstadt and Orin Sand RURAL SERVICES STAFF RUSS JASSMAN IN THIS ISSUE: 02 Message from the Chairperson AGRICULTURAL FIELDMAN 02 Clubroot of Canola Update 03 Weed Control Partnership Program WEED INSPECTOR 03 Provincial Apiculture Program 04 Bill 26: Farm Freedom and Safety Act Director of Rural Services Barry Kolenosky Chantelle White 03 Weed Control Program Update 04 AgSafe Introduces new Hotline 04 Gearing up to Help Producers Face Late Harvest 04 What’s Growing in Your Backyard? 05 Tips for Winter Feeding Cattle 06 Holiday Recipe for Your Kitchen 07 ASB’s Christmas Colouring Contest ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Peggy Laing Municipal District of Lesser Slave River PO Box 93 Flatbush AB T0G 0Z0 780.681.3929