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Flagstaff County: The Podcast

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Known as the "Community of communities," Flagstaff County consists of 10 rural communities in east central Alberta. Together, these communities create a region that boasts an affordable cost of living, plenty of year-round recreational opportunities, friendly steering-wheel-hand-waving folk and a quiet rural lifestyle.
28 Episodes
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Christina Eynck, a research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Saskatoon, tells Flagstaff County Agricultural Fieldman Harry Brook everything he's ever wanted to know about alternative oilseed crop camelina.
Agricultural spray technology is the topic of discussion between Flagstaff County Agricultural Fieldman Harry Brook and Tom Wolf, spray specialist.
Flagstaff County Agricultural Fieldman Harry Brook talks to Linda Hunt, project coordinator with a new initiative called the Alberta Farm Mental Health Network. The initiative aims to connect farmers with the mental health supports they need.
Winter Fitness Tips

Winter Fitness Tips

2021-10-0717:29

Brittany MacMillan of BAM Fitness shares some winter fitness tips with Flagstaff County Communications Coordinator Cary Castagna.
Air Force Exploits

Air Force Exploits

2021-09-3001:06:33

Retired Royal Canadian Air Force pilot Jim Gillespie – born and raised in Daysland – shares a few exploits from his illustrious 33-year military career with Flagstaff County Communications Coordinator Cary Castagna. Now 84, Gillespie lives in Camrose with his wife.
EcDev Update

EcDev Update

2021-08-2620:20

Flagstaff County Economic Development Officer Kristy Jackson tells Communications Coordinator Cary Castagna about all of the EcDev Team's innovative and ongoing initiatives.
Great Scot!

Great Scot!

2021-08-0610:00

Lyssa Mossestad and Karli Grove, organizers with the Gathering of the Clans Highland Festival, fill Flagstaff County Communications Coordinator Cary Castagna in on the plans for the annual event to be held this year on Saturday, August 21.
Conservation Easements

Conservation Easements

2021-07-2928:57

Considering placing a conservation easement on your land? Flagstaff County Agricultural Fieldman Harry Brook and Guy Greenaway, of Corvus Conservation, talk about the options available to landowners and what to keep in mind.
Preserving the Past

Preserving the Past

2021-07-1521:44

Former Flagstaff County Councillor Charlotte Curtis is compiling obituaries, birth notices and wedding and anniversary announcements, along with funeral cards and wedding invitations, into binders for a historical collection and backing it all up with an online database. She tells Flagstaff County Communications Coordinator Cary Castagna all about this exhaustive project that encompasses the entire Flagstaff Region. 
A Profit Drain

A Profit Drain

2021-07-0724:50

Flagstaff County Agricultural Fieldman Harry Brook and Shari Clare, director and senior biologist with Fiera Biological, explore the drawbacks of draining wetlands in agricultural fields.
Flagstaff County Agricultural Fieldman Harry Brook talks Ag Service Boards with the province's ASB Program Manager Doug Macaulay, then discusses the Agricultural Pests Act and Weed Control Act with Gayah Sieusahai, pest regulatory officer with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development.
Be-leaf it!

Be-leaf it!

2021-06-2441:48

Cereal leaf diseases is the topic of discussion between Flagstaff County Agricultural Fieldman Harry Brook and Kelly Turkington, a research scientist in plant pathology with AAFC (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) in Lacombe.
Stones and Bones

Stones and Bones

2021-06-1037:13

Flagstaff County Assistant CAO Brent Hoyland shares with Communications Coordinator Cary Castagna information he has dug up regarding three historical wonders: the Manitou Stone, the Viking Ribstones and the Hardisty Bison Pound.
The Future of Farming

The Future of Farming

2021-06-0325:25

Flagstaff County Agricultural Fieldman Harry Brook chats with Dr. Joy Agnew, associate vice-president for applied research at Olds College. Dr. Agnew has led the development of the Olds College Smart Farm, which was designed to improve the productivity, profitability and sustainability of ag production through technology and data utilization.
With the Flagstaff Bike Challenge set to launch in mere days, Flagstaff County Communications Coordinator Cary Castagna picks up some savvy cycling advice from Bill Kropinske, owner of the Hardisty-area Grizzly Country bike shop.
Flagstaff County Agricultural Fieldman Harry Brook dives into the topic of on-farm water resources with Joe Harrington, Agricultural Water Specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.
In the highly anticipated sequel to Part 1 of our Public Engagement episode, Flagstaff County Reeve Don Kroetch talks to Communications Coordinator Cary Castagna about public engagement, while also outlining the next steps in the budget process and discussing some of the challenges facing council.
In lieu of our annual public open house due to ongoing COVID restrictions, Flagstaff County Council is using this podcast to publicly engage with residents.Listen as the reeve and councillors highlight current programs, services and priorities. (For further information, visit our website at: www.flagstaff.ab.ca.)Then, if you have any comments or questions, or any suggestions for new programs and services, please email them to budgetinput2022@flagstaff.ab.ca. Council will present your feedback and respond to questions in a follow-up episode.
Herbicide Resistance

Herbicide Resistance

2021-04-1539:39

Flagstaff County Agricultural Fieldman Harry Brook and Breanne Tidemann, a research scientist in field agronomy and weed science with AAFC (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) in Lacombe, go deep into the weeds and discuss herbicide resistance.
Soil Compaction

Soil Compaction

2021-04-0831:45

Flagstaff County Agricultural Fieldman Harry Brook and Marla Riekman, Soil Management Specialist with Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development, get their hands dirty with soil compaction.
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