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Agricultural Services

Support programs for those seeking drought relief

Supports for Livestock Producers

The Livestock Tax Deferral Provision allows producers to defer a portion of their taxes if animals were sold due to drought or flooding. The MD of Taber has been added to the Livestock Tax Deferral Provision, for details of how the provision works please use the links below.


Supports for Farmers

The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada, through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, are adjusting the crop insurance program, for more information please visit the below link:

Additional programs exist to directly support Alberta farmers. These programs cover topics including:

  • Planning and preparing for dry conditions
  • Stress management
  • Business management
  • Water management
  • Livestock management
  • Forage, hay, and pasture management
  • Crop management
  • Wildfire reporting

Our Mission
The Municipal District of Taber Agricultural Service Board provides agricultural services deemed necessary to promote and support agriculture and to enhance and protect the environment for the benefit of all residents.

Our Vision
The Agricultural Service Board, through its mandated responsibilities found within the Agricultural Service Board Act, the Weed Control Act, the Agricultural Pests Act, the Livestock Disease Act and the Soil Conservation Act, together with the agricultural community, seeks to develop and deliver environmental stewardship programs that are relevant for local environmental, agronomic and economic conditions with deference to the climate, soil, and water relationships that exist within municipal boundaries.

The members of the Agricultural Service Board will be committed to the agricultural industry and will seek to refer sound recommendations on agricultural issues to the Municipal Council.

Agricultural Service Board

Physical Address
171027 AB-3
Barnwell, AB T0K 0B0

Phone: 403-223-8735

Fax: 403-223-8831

Hours of Operation:
Summer Hours
Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Winter Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Closed for Statutory Holidays

Jason Bullock

Director of Agricultural Services


Phone: 403-634-4429

Jorden Holst

Assistant Agricultural Fieldman


Phone: 403-634-4713

Doug Jensen

Agricultural Foreman


Phone: 403-634-2721