The High Prairie Ag Society is pleased to announce that in 2022 we will be giving the first annual Ruth Pratt Memorial Bursary to a local student pursuing secondary education in Agriculture. This bursary was established at the request of Mr. Frank Pratt as a way to honor and remember his late wife Ruth and support students from Big Lakes County in thier education. The Ag. Society Bursary Committee is responsible for recieving applications, reviewing and scoring them and determining which deserving student will recieve the bursary each year.
Support Students in Agriculture
2022 Applications are open
The Bursary Committee is accepting aplications for the 2022 Bursary until June 1, 2022.
Download your application form at: http://www.hp-agsociety.com/bursary
Veterinarians, Ferriers, and other Service Providers
The High Prairie Ag. Society recognizes that our community is limited in vets, ferriers, and other equine/pet service providers, and want to promote thier services by providing a place for them so see clients. Starting in March 2022 all service providers can see their clients in the wash bay building, on the dry side.
At the November 15, 2021 Annual General Meeting of the High Prairie Agricultural Society, a Board of 14 directors was elected by the membership. On November 22, 2021 the Board of Directors elected an Executive. The Directors of the Society are volunteers who dedicate their time to oversee the operations of the Society and the High prairie Agriplex facility.
2022 Board fo Directors:
Meghan Payne, President
Veronica Bedard, Vice President
Dave Daly, Vice President
Tammy Roberts Treasurer
Louise Zahacy, Director
Leigh Blackhurst, Director
Tanya Bruder, Director
Rena Tansem, Director
Barb Turcotte, Director
Jennifer Krystal, Director
Bill Milner, Director
Jean Daly, Director
Angie Halverson, Director
Dan Bloomfield, Director
The High Prairie Agricultural Society hosts Farm Safety Days for youth in our local schools to learn about the hazards associated with rural and farm life.
Students spend a day at the facility and visit a series of stations that highlight various components of farm life and risk or hazards asscoiated with them.
Thank you to all opf the volunteers who helped out with the 2019 Farm Safety day for grade 5s: Marten Deerline, Heberts Motor Sports, Atco Electric, High Prairie Fire Department, Alberta Health Services, Jess Verstappen, Shelby Cook, Sarah Cartier, Katie Doucette and Big Lakes County. Thank you to Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies for financial support.
Unforuntately since the COVID 19 pandemic, we have not been able to offer this field trip.
Here are some Highlights of Farm Safety Days:
Our 2019 Group Photo! Yes, it was challenging to get all these kids togethjer in the same place.
Jennifer Anderson with the High Prairie Fire department show the kids how a grease fire can start, and the proper way to extinguish it.
The kids always love the animal station. Trigger(bay) and Fifty(grey) get some pets and treats after the kids learned how to approach and handle horses safely.
In 2018 we were lucky to have the Ag. for Life Rural Safety Unit join us for the day. Inside the trailer the kids experienced many hands on activities and interactive displays.
Quads and OHVs are often a part of farm and rural life. Kids learned about PPE including helmets, and how to operate a machine safely.
Former Fire Chief Ken Melnyk talked to the kids about having a fire escape plan in your home, and showed the kids all of the cool features of the fire truck.
Large farm equipment is a part of every operation. Students learned about PTO's, line of sight, pinch points, and more from our volunteers.
The High Prairie Agricultural Society is happy to announce that the Agriplex kitchen is under the management of Dorothy Johansson.
Contact Dorothy at 780-536-6810 for any baking or catering needs.