Farms and Acreages in northern Alberta & BC
The Peace Country has a number of Farms and Acreages of all sizes. Being close to nature and enjoying the peace and quiet of the great outdoors is one of the greatest assets of living in the Country. Working with the soil, growing crops and gardens as well as raising livestock has been a tradition handed down from generation to generation. In the Peace Country, Hereford cattle has been the most common breed for many years, with smaller herds of bison and elk.






The 2020 Peace Country Classic Agri-Show

at Evergreen Park, will be held in March, 2020 - Booths, presentations on Grain Market, Road Farm Safety, Cattle Show and more.

The 2019 County of Grande Prairie Farm Family of the year are Lexi and Todd Balisky, and their children Emma, Luke, Heidi and Wyatt of Balisky Farms.Todd and Lexi currently ranch near the family's original Bear Lake homestead that was homesteaded back in 1912.


ARCHIVED VIDEOS : AGRI CLASSIC Grande Prairie











HISTORY OF FARMS & ACREAGES in the Peace Country
It wasn't until the railroad came to the Peace Country in 1916, that many homesteaders were finally able to make their way here. It was a difficult time for the families that spent endless hours breaking the land for crops. Rocks, roots and trees had to be cleared and it was usually done by all members of the family. Wheat, barley and oats have been the traditional crops, and over the years canola was introduced. In recent years the Peace Country has become the largest producer of canola. According to Alberta Canada Stats, there are about 5,100 farms with a total of 5.8 million acres in the Alberta portion of the Peace Country. (2006 census). In the Peace Country the agricultural industry grew around 6% from 2006 to 2011.


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Repairing Minnesota Mound and Septic Tank
Repairing a Septic Minnesota Mound near Grande Prairie (includes some of the costs)
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WATER WELLS: Recommended to be tested for bacteriological quality twice a year and every 2 years for a chemical analysis. A shallow well may also require treatment a number of times per year.
DUG OUTS: Water from dug outs should not be used for drinking unless it is filtered and disinfected. The water then should be tested for bacteriological and chemical quality to ensure its safety.
CISTERNS: Water should be pumped out and disinfected with bleach at least once a year to reduce bacteria and algae.








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