Welcome to BC Agriculture Council

Working for B.C.'s farmers and ranchers.

BC Agriculture Council is the lead industry advocate for key sector-wide priorities in British Columbia. Our mission is to grow a strong, sustainable and competitive agriculture sector through building industry consensus and advancing public policy. We achieve this by delivering a unified voice for the sector to government through our member farm associations that in turn, represent approximately 96% of provincial farm gate sales in B.C.


BC Agri-Food Industry Gala

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BC Agriculture Council is looking forward to welcoming you back to the Agri-Food Industry Gala on January 25, 2023, at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre in Abbotsford. This year we are excited to announce some changes to our ususal Gala format including improved seating design, interactive food stations, and live entertainment.



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Agriculture Education & Awareness


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.

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BC Cattlemen's Association

BC Cattlemen's Association promotes, encourages, protects and develops the cattle industry in British Columbia in an environmentally responsible manner.

Member Quick Facts

  • BC Cattlemen’s Association is the voice of over 1200 cattle ranchers across the province.
  • The average # of head of beef cattle per farm in B.C. is 117.
  • B.C. is home to approximately 5% of Canadian cattle herd.
  • Approximately 66% of the Agriculture Land Reserve (ALR) is owned by ranches.
  • The average size of cattle farms in BC is 1,074 acres (435 hectares).