Leduc County moves forward with Agriculture strategy

Following months of public engagement and research, Leduc County will move forward with drafting the agriculture strategy based on the following vision and principles:

Vision
Leduc County:  A proud agriculture history—committed to an exciting and resilient agri-food future.

 

Principles

1. Formally recognize agriculture’s important role in Leduc County.

2. Recognize and protect the priority agricultural land.

3. Limit land fragmentation in priority agricultural areas.

4. Implement multi-pronged support for long-term success.

 

Leduc County’s Council and Agricultural Services Board (ASB) supported the vision and principles presented at their committee meeting on Jan. 25.

“We believe the vision and principles accurately represent what was heard during the public consultation and support the consultant’s research,” says Audrey Kelto, ASB chair and Leduc County division seven councillor. “We now can continue with the development of the agriculture strategy.”

 

Next steps

The draft strategy is expected to be presented to council in early March. The draft strategy will also be available for public review and comment in March. Public will have various opportunities to provide feedback including open houses scheduled between March 17-22, online discussion-feedback tool (Mindmixer), phone, email and mail.

The final strategy, including public feedback, will be brought to council for final consideration and approval with recommendations for implementation in April.