The Agricultural Services Department is directed by Lamont County’s Agricultural Service Board (ASB). The ASB functions as the voice of agriculture by advising and responding to issues of local, provincial and national interest.
The Agricultural Service Board (ASB) and department strives to act with respect to, and assisting in, proper land utilization and its production with a view to improving the economic well being of the farmer, and to develop and promote agricultural policies to meet the needs of the agricultural community of Lamont County.
Through County Council, the ASB and Agricultural Service Department work diligently to promote the ASB core values of:
- Conservation: We believe in the importance of conserving our natural resources, traditional agriculture, and the family farm.
- Client Focus: We believe in doing our best to meet the needs of every client who contacts our office in search of assistance, knowledge, or results.
- Program Delivery: We believe in providing the most information possible to all program participants and ensuring the needs of participants are met.
The Agricultural Services Department is legislated to conduct its activities under the Weed Control Act, the Agricultural Pests Act, the Soil Conservation Act and the Livestock Diseases Act. The department and the Agricultural Fieldman support the Agricultural Services Board to meet and make recommendations to Council and the Provincial Minister of Agriculture. The Agricultural Fieldman also acts as a liaison with the public, manager, ASB, and government representatives.