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    Minister Devin Dreeshen

    Devin Dreeshen was appointed Minister of Agriculture and Forestry on April 30, 2019.

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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

In focus

The province celebrates Alberta Forest Week May 2 to 8, 2021.
Increasing access to locally-produced meat gives Albertans more choice, creating more business opportunities and maintaining animal health and welfare.

Livestock mortality management

Livestock mortality management includes the rules, regulations and best practices around livestock carcass disposal.


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

New business resumption protocol

Business Resumption in Alberta (PDF, 476 KB) outlines roles and responsibilities in cases of a confirmed COVID-19 worker in a provincial or federal-licensed food facility.

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