This Act sets out the framework for the establishment of an Agricultural Services Board (ASB). The act outlines what activities the ASB will undertake and be compensated for in part by Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. These duties include: weed and pest control, soil and water conservation, assisting in the control of animal diseases, encouraging sustainable agriculture to improve the economic viability of producers and creating agricultural policies that meet the needs of the municipality. The ASB has the ability under this legislation to establish advisory committees in any capacity related to agriculture that the County sees fit. It is also in this act that an Director of Agricultural Services is hired and is to take direction from the Board and carry out the functions and policies as set by the Board.
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