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    Coldest Night of the Year Fundraiser - Taber

    The Coldest Night of the Year Fundraiser will be in Taber on February 23, 2019. Funds support the Taber Food Bank. Click the link for full details... Read on...
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    New January 9, 2019 Development Permits available!

    New Development Permits are available for your viewing. Read on...
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    Job Posting - Summer Students Required for Agricultural Service Board

    The Municipal District of Taber requires a number of energetic, motivated and responsible students for positions with the MD of Taber Park & Agricultural Service Board. Read on...
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    Notice to Hamlets of The MD of Taber

    Please be advised that the MD of Taber prohibits the disposal of any cooking grease, oils or lard/fat products (including homemade soaps) into the sanitary sewer system. The disposal of these types of products into the sewer system results in blockages... Read on...
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    Upcoming Training Courses from the Ag Services Board

    AgSafe Alberta Workshop - January 30, 2019 Tree Care & Pruning Workshop - March 23, 2019 More details... Read on...
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    Fall 2018 - MD Connection Newsletter

    The Fall 2018 edition of the MD Connection Newsletter is out now! Read on...
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    Farmer Pesticide Courses - 2019

    Attending this course allows you to purchase restricted chemical such as Thimet for potato production or Phostoxin for grain bin fumigation. Also aids in obtaining Environmental Farm Plan, HACCP, and CanadaGAP Read on...
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  1. ASB Minutes

    Minutes have been posted for the last ASB Meeting. Read on...
  2. SDA Minutes

    Minutes have been posted for the last SDA Meeting. Read on...
  3. Second Council Meeting in January

    The second Council meeting in January has been moved from January 22 to January 29 at 9:00 a.m.
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    Plant Based Proteins and Additives:
    The Future of Agriculture in the M.D. of Taber

    By: Kirk Hughes

    A recent trip to Europe for two members of the M.D. of Taber staff has many wondering what is all the fuss about regarding plant-based proteins?

    Kirk Hughes, Director of Planning & Economic Development and Councillor John Turcato, recently returned from the 11th Protein Innovation Conference held in Lille, France at the end of October. The conference has both global outreach and local focus. Internationally, it put the M.D. on the world stage and allowed for networking and learning opportunities that will benefit our economy. Locally, it highlighted the need to be competitive in the world markets.

    Here in Southern Alberta, the M.D. of Taber spearheads an initiative that hopes to network companies, growers, investors, post secondary educational facilities and make them aware of the huge potential in plant based protein. The association that best represents those interest is the Plant Protein Alliance of Alberta, or PPAA for short. The PPAA is the regional partner with the Protein Industries Canada (PIC), a new organization tasked with encouraging investment in plant protein and ingredient processing across the Prairies. Sitting on that Board of Directors is Councillor Brian Brewin, a long time resident and farmer in the Grassy Lake area. With this local focus, the M.D. of Taber and it’s regional partners, are hoping to bridge the gap in facilitating diverse, profitable and sustainable plant protein processing from Alberta to the world and build our economy.

    Membership in the PPAA is open to any individual, company or entity in one of five categories. The value to local growers, investors and processing companies in joining the PPAA is to help carve out a dominant place for value added crops and promoting a strong future for Alberta products in the future.

    For more information about the PPAA, or to join, please log on to www.ppaa.ca or contact the M.D. of Taber Planning & Development Department at (403) 223-3541.