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    New December 5 Development Permits Available!

    New Development Permits are available for your viewing. Read on...
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    Fall 2018 - MD Connection Newsletter

    The Fall 2018 edition of the MD Connection Newsletter is out now! Read on...
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    Holiday Office Hours

    HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS The M.D. of Taber Administration Office Holiday hours are as follows... Read on...
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    Municipal District of Taber - Flood Assistance

    If you like in the Municipal District of Taber and your home, business or property was damaged by overland flooding in spring 2018, you may be eligible to receive Disaster Recovery Program funding from the Government of Alberta... Read on...
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    Upcoming Training Courses from the Ag Services Board

    AgSafe Alberta Workshop - January 30, 2019 Tree Care & Pruning Workshop - March 23, 2019 More details... Read on...
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    Plant Protein Alliance of Alberta - PPAA

    The Plant Protein Alliance of Alberta strives to keep the Plant-Protein and Plant-Ingredient processing industry of Alberta diverse, profitable and sustainable. Read on...
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    Landfill hours for December 2018 and January 2019

    The landfills in Enchant, Hays and Grassy Lake will be operating on the following schedule during the holidays Read on...
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    Farmer Pesticide Courses - 2019

    Attending this course allows you to purchase restricted chemical such as Thimet for potato production or Phostoxin for grain bin fumigation. Also aids in obtaining Environmental Farm Plan, HACCP, and CanadaGAP Read on...
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    Plant Based Proteins and Additives:
    The Future of Agriculture in the M.D. of Taber

    By: Kirk Hughes

    A recent trip to Europe for two members of the M.D. of Taber staff has many wondering what is all the fuss about regarding plant-based proteins?

    Kirk Hughes, Director of Planning & Economic Development and Councillor John Turcato, recently returned from the 11th Protein Innovation Conference held in Lille, France at the end of October. The conference has both global outreach and local focus. Internationally, it put the M.D. on the world stage and allowed for networking and learning opportunities that will benefit our economy. Locally, it highlighted the need to be competitive in the world markets.

    Here in Southern Alberta, the M.D. of Taber spearheads an initiative that hopes to network companies, growers, investors, post secondary educational facilities and make them aware of the huge potential in plant based protein. The association that best represents those interest is the Plant Protein Alliance of Alberta, or PPAC for short. The PPAC is the regional partner with the Protein Industries Canada (PIC), a new organization tasked with encouraging investment in plant protein and ingredient processing across the Prairies. Sitting on that Board of Directors is Councillor Brian Brewin, a long time resident and farmer in the Grassy Lake area. With this local focus, the M.D. of Taber and it’s regional partners, are hoping to bridge the gap in facilitating diverse, profitable and sustainable plant protein processing from Alberta to the world and build our economy.

    Membership in the PPAC is open to any individual, company or entity in one of five categories. The value to local growers, investors and processing companies in joining the PPAC is to help carve out a dominant place for value added crops and promoting a strong future for Alberta products in the future.

    For more information about the PPAC, or to join, please log on to www.ppac.ca or contact the M.D. of Taber Planning & Development Department at (403) 223-3541.

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