Working for B.C.'s farmers and ranchers.
BC Agriculture Council is a non-profit, non-governmental council of member associations representing 28 farm associations that in turn generate 96% of provincial farm gate sales. In partnership with industry and government, BCAC delivers programs and services to ensure B.C. is the most dynamic and robust agricultural province in Canada.
July 20, 2021
Nominations for BCAC's Excellence in Agriculture Leadership award are now being accepted. Individuals can work with their respective BCAC member association to submit a nomination for the 2022 award.LEARN MORE
July 5, 2021
BCAC is pleased to share the findings of our 2021 consumer research. The results show that B.C. residents continue to have very positive perceptions of B.C. farmers, and place high importance on many food systems issues.LEARN MORE
June 10, 2021
On behalf of the BCAC Board of Directors and following up from today’s board meeting, I am reaching out today to update you on our recent organizational changes.
New Online Application Campaign
Introducing a new and improved way to apply for your BC Farmer ID Card...including online renewals!
Apply for or renew your BC Farmer ID Card online this month and be entered to WIN! Starting in March, each month of 2021 a winner will be drawn from the online applicants to win a $100 Visa gift card. What are you waiting for? Give it a try!
Need a reminder of Farmer ID Card convenience and savings? Click here
Water is the cornerstone to agriculture. B.C. farmers and ranchers recognize the importance of protecting this precious resource and ensuring a safe, reliable water source for our food system.READ MORE >>
B.C. agriculture, including ocean based farmers, are vulnerable to changes in climatic conditions and even small shifts can have significant consequences for food production, farmers livelihoods and...READ MORE >>
A farm is a workplace, a home and a place with children. Trespassing is an issue that has serious concerns related to bio-security, animal welfare and farm family's well-being. BCAC asked government for their plans on this issue...READ LATEST REPONSE>>
The Western Agriculture Labour Initiative (WALI) supports BC farmers and ranchers by working with governments to develop labour policies that benefit farmers and workers.READ MORE >>
BCAC is committed to growing the community’s understanding of agriculture. In order to grow awareness and understanding, BCAC leads a number of special projects and initiatives.READ MORE >>
In collaboration with government, BCAC delivers on-farm programs through its subsidiary company (ARDCorp) that advances the individual producer and the entire sector.READ MORE >>
GROWING THE COMMUNITY'S
UNDERSTANDING OF AGRICULTURE
We are all motivated by the same values.
Connecting People to Farms
Telling Our Story
Consumers are more interested in how their food is grown, processed and brought to market than ever before. As the voice of B.C. farmers we simply want to ensure that the public have the balanced information they need about food to make informed choices that are right for them and their families.
Organic BC is growing the organic movement in B.C. from the ground up. Their grassroots network of organic certifiers, farmers, processors and consumers are working to build healthy soil, ecosystems, people and communities.
MEMBER QUICK FACTS
- Organic BC has around 800 members.
- B.C. had 840,520 organic acres in 2018
- The term "organic" is a protected label in B.C. That means products marketed as organic in the province must be certified, either through a provincial or federal program.
- The B.C. organic sector is varied and includes fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy, eggs, grain, alcohol, flowers, coffee, herbs and spices and more!