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Upcoming Agricultural Workshops

Lamont County Agricultural Services Department is hosting two workshops in February and March, listed below. Please contact the ASB department for more information at 780-895-2585.

Calving School 101

Lamont County and County of Two Hills Agriculture Service Departments are pleased to present:

Calving School 101—Thursday February 16, 2017
St. Michael Hall, 6:30 pm—8:30 pm

Dr. Lacey Fowler D.V.M. Viking Veterinary Clinic will be presenting on: When to intervene, how to pull a calf, basic calf resuscitation and common post calving problems

Please RSVP for the event by Monday February 13, 2017 to bonnie.c@lamontcounty.ca or (780) 895-2585 (light snacks and coffee will be provided)

Working Well Workshop

Wednesday March 8, 2016 at St. Michael Hall, 6:30 pm

Consider how your life would change if you lost your water supply! Did you know that a poorly maintained water well can put your water supply at risk of contamination and reduce your well yield?

If you are one of 450,000 Albertans who use their water well for household purposes, the key to ensuring your water supply is safe and secure is knowing how groundwater works, learning about your well and understanding how to properly maintain it.

Proper water well siting, construction, maintenance and plugging will help protect your well from biofouling and contamination, save you costly repairs, and ensure your well water yields are sustained over many years.

Find out what you can do to protect your well. Attend the FREE water well management workshop being hosted by Lamont County, and presented by the Working Well Program, with technical expertise provided by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Alberta Environment and Parks, Alberta Health Services and licensed water well drillers.

During the workshop we will cover:
  • Groundwater – how it works
  • Water quality and quantity testing
  • Well protection – protecting your well from contamination
  • Basic well maintenance
  • Water sampling – how to do it
To attend the workshop, please pre-register prior to Friday March 3, 2017 by calling Bonnie at the Lamont County - ASB Office at: (780) 895-2585.