Join us for our virtual information sessions where Sturgeon County staff will explain our new rules for agribusiness, agritourism and event venue operations.
We’ll discuss how these rules support operators and neighbours, and will answer your questions.
- Thursday, Feb. 9 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
- Monday, Feb. 13 from noon to 1 p.m.
- Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Sturgeon County’s new diversified agriculture bylaw supports agricultural landowners to further diversify their operations with a range of uses such as agricultural processing facilities, u-pick and agricultural experiences such as farm-to-table dinners and corn mazes. Landowners can also apply to rezone to have a commercial event venue on their property.
Council approved a diversified agriculture bylaw in November 2022, which resulted in updates to the Land Use Bylaw . The changes reflect recommendations from a community-based task force, public input provided to the task force, public input shared with Council at two public hearings, and best practices from communities across Canada. The diversification needs of agricultural operators were balanced with public safety and the quality of life of neighbours.