About the Board
The County Council and two farm members, together with
the Agricultural Fieldmen, address the current and local issues affecting
agricultural production, develop policies and implement programs for the
benefit of farmers and the environment.
The Agricultural Service Board was established in Starland County in 1945, in accordance with the Agricultural Service Board Act of Alberta. The Board is funded through a Provincial Service Board Grant, fees from Sales and Service from Control Programs, Municipal Tax, and other grants.
These funds are budgeted by the Agricultural Service Board members and approved by Council. Board activities are administered by the agricultural fieldmen. ASB meetings are held once a month on the first Tuesday of each month.
Murray Marshall, ASB Chairman
John Rew, Councillor
Jackie Watts, Councillor
Bob Sargent, Councillor
Steven Wannstrom, Councillor
Brian Heck, Farm Member
Kerry Sharpe, Farm Member
Alan Hampton, Agricultural Fieldman
Dara Kudras, Assistant Agricultural Fieldman
Shirley Bremer, Secretary
Agricultural Fieldmen are the administrative officers that carry out various programs set out by their Agricultural Service Boards. They are also appointed as inspectors or regulatory officers to administer the four acts for which Starland County is responsible. These four acts are: