markets // Agriculture


Hi, I’m Corey Shilliday, Division Manager, Lethbridge, and Partner here at Trace Associates. We work with a variety of clients, from small farmers and farmer-ranchers to large corporate farms. The ultimate compliment is when someone you’ve done work for in the past reaches out again,  whether it’s in the same year or a few years down the road. Helping clients in a way that ensures we’re building and maintaining those great relationships is really satisfying.

We help you get the greatest value out of your land. Our team understands the challenges specific to agricultural projects and helps landowners mitigate these challenges, stay compliant with regulatory requirements, ensure effective utilization of their land, and minimize their environmental impact.

Agriculture Services

  • Land classification for irrigation
  • Water licence applications for irrigation
  • Site assessment for Natural Resources Conservation Board (NRCB) development applications
  • Groundwater supply and evaluation
  • Hydrogeological assessments
  • Manure storage lagoon assessment (design and certification)
  • Establish and maintain leak detection and groundwater monitoring systems
  • Annual groundwater and water well sampling and reporting
  • Soil characterization and site assessment for manure storage and barn construction
  • Preparation of NRCB applications
  • Assistance with NRCB compliance orders
  • Agricultural operation decommissioning
  • Agricultural feasibility reporting
  • Water act approvals
  • Emergency management and business continuity training and advisory
  • ICS training
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what our clients are saying

“We like Trace. We like Ron, we like Nick, and we like the relationships we’ve built on our projects with them. They have a suite of services that cover the ecological and environmental, and they have demonstrated that they understand what needs to be done, aren’t doing unnecessary work, and they make sure it gets done. Ron told me that the Trace motto is to 'consult better.' This motto is reflected in the service they provide.”

Clark | Qualico Communities

“I appreciate Trace’s candidness, honesty, and straightforwardness. The communication is strong, they are always professional, and they stay on point. They’re good at what they do and are always available when I need them.”

Confidential Client

“Trace provides a level of personal service that we don’t get from other companies. We get straightforward, open communication with Project Managers, including frequent touch-points. Trace always does what they say they are going to do.”

Neil Reid | Midstream Energy Client

“I choose Trace because of their expertise and clarity on what they will deliver, and my trust in them. We share similar values of honesty and communication. They’re very thoughtful in what they do and their expertise is very appreciated. Nothing they do or say leaves you scratching your head.”

Warn Franklin | works with Ron at Trace

“I value our relationship with Trace and can see it continuing into the future.  Having a third party come in to do environmental inspections is very helpful and gives added focus on areas that might otherwise be neglected due to the busy nature of the business. Trace's expertise in the Environmental Consultant field helps keep NorSask on a path of continuous improvement. We very much appreciate the proactive approach that Trace takes to meet our needs.”

Kelly | NorSask