Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Supports the growth, diversification and sustainability of Alberta’s agriculture and forest industries.

Key services

  • Funding programs, business resources, agriculture information, agri-food and local food business resources, and calculators and tools.
  • Sustainable forest management, wildfire prevention and management, and forest tenure, trade and market access.
  • Agri-News weekly newsletter, podcasts and other updates.
  • Loans, grants and other funding opportunities for the agricultural sector.
  • Access maps and forecasts, and hourly data from over 350 weather stations across Alberta.

In Focus

  • Traceability in Alberta

    Traceability is a crucial component of an effective animal health and food safety system that enables precise and rapid emergency response to protect livestock, producers and consumers.

  • Agri-News

    Get updates on agricultural business, livestock, crops, rural living, learning, jobs in agriculture and events.

  • Alberta approved farmers’ markets

    Information about how to start, manage or find a farmers’ market in Alberta.

Our responsibilities

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is responsible for:

  • policies, legislation, regulations and services necessary for Alberta’s agriculture, food and forest sectors to grow, prosper and diversify
  • inspiring public confidence in wildfire and forest management and the quality and safety of food
  • supporting environmentally sustainable resource management practices
  • leading collaboration that enables safe and resilient rural communities

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