Engagement summary

We've heard what you had to say about the Agriculture and Food Sector Strategy and have compiled an engagement summary. 

Click here to read about what we've learned. (PDF document) 

Last modified: Feb. 8, 2024, 9:04 a.m.
Strathcona County has begun work on an Agriculture and Food Sector Development Strategy to ensure we are a leader in providing agriculture and food business opportunities. 

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About the strategy


The strategy will help the County attract investment in agriculture and food production, processing, and manufacturing. It will also identify ways to connect agriculture and food businesses with the resources that matter, through things like a support network, science, and extension and engagement. 

The strategy will explore what qualities and policies are required to transform Strathcona County into an ideal location for agriculture, agricultural value-added production, and food-processing. It will be informed by public and local sector input along with industry analysis, acts and regulations, strategic alignment, policy, and financial and budget considerations. 


Your input


This is your agriculture and food sector development strategy. Its foundation must reflect our shared community values. 

The Community Engagement Summary shares what we heard from the sector and residents to help shape the Agriculture and Food Sector Strategy. From this engagement, a draft strategy will be completed and shared before the finalized strategy is presented to Strathcona County’s Priorities Committee mid-year.

Public engagement phases 

Phase Actions When
1 - Gathering input from agriculture sectors and residents

Understand community values and expectations, and topics of importance. Following this phase, the County will develop a draft strategy for further input.

February to September 2023 
2 - Feedback and revising 

Workshops to discuss and refine learnings and potential strategy action items; and to confirm what we found and that recommendations the strategy may make are sound and realistic. Following the workshops, the County will refine the strategy.

October - December 2023
3 - Informing  

Engage again to share a draft recommended strategy, to ensure it reflects what we’ve heard. Following feedback, the County will finalize the strategy.

Read the summary of what we heard:
Community Engagement Report (9.4 MB)

February - March 2024

Approvals We expect to present a final strategy to Council for approval by end of 2024. May - June 2024

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Last updated: Thursday, February 08, 2024
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