EVENTS

UPCOMING BCAC EVENTS

Speak Up! Training

November 21 (Kamloops) and 22 (Kelowna)

Do you want to feel more confident when engaging in conversations with consumers? Do you want tips and tools to build trust with the non-farming public? Then register for one of the Speak Up workshops being offered by BC Agriculture Council. These workshops are FREE OF CHARGE for BCAC members, and BC farmers and ranchers.

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Great Boards and Meetings

Thursday, Nov. 15, 1 – 4:30 p.m.
Networking reception to follow
Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery - Langley

Join us at an exclusive hands-on workshop where you’ll get practical tips and tools for running effective board meetings, discovering the strengths of your present board and building future board health.

Featured speaker: Monica Wagner
A certified professional facilitator with almost 30 years of experience in the agriculture industry, Monica brings a deep understanding of the roles and responsibilities of board members. She’ll also share insight into the generational differences that happen at the meeting table, managing group participation and behaviour, and more.

Registration is required and seating is limited, so sign up now

BC Agri-Food Industry Gala 2019

January 23, 2019 - Abbotsford, BC

Timed to coincide with the Pacific Agriculture Show, this annual event attracts over 450 BC farmers and ranchers, industry organizations and government officials. The BC Agriculture Gala is British Columbia's premier celebration of agriculture. See photos from the 2018 gala here. Feel free to like, tag or share!

OTHER INDUSTRY EVENTS

Webinar: Sheep Health for Small Scale Operations

October 10

Event Organizer: BC Ministry of Agriculture - So you’re thinking of getting sheep or goats? Learn about sheep health for small scale operations in this webinar presented by Dr. Glenna McGregor, diagnostic pathologist for the BC Ministry of Agriculture.

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Cleanfarms Obsolete Pesticide Collections

October 15 - 31, 2018

Event Organizer: Cleanfarms - An obsolete pesticide and livestock medication collection will take place in October 2018 in the Okanagan and Interior, and Kootenay regions.

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Webinar: Grow Feed Buy BC

October 24

Event Organizer: BC Ministry of Agriculture -Ministry programs to help food processors improve business skills, find efficiencies and increase revenues. Grow BC, Feed BC, Buy BC Strategy, Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP), an overview of Ministry Programs/Initiatives and LEAN success stories for food processors. Presented by James Street, Manager of Food Processing at BC Ministry of Agriculture.

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Fall Harvest Meetings on the Hill

November 5 - 7, 2018

Event Organizer: Canadian Horticulture Council (CHC) - Join the Canadian Horticultural Council, the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA), and other growers and industry representatives in Ottawa as we lobby government in support of long-term sustainability for our industry and the health of Canadians.

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COGA Session: Emerging Issues

November 8

Event Organizer: Centre of Organizational Governance in Agriculture (COGA) - Session details and registration is available online.

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Farm Fest 2018

November 10, 2018

Event Organizer: BC Young Farmers - Coming up November 10, 2018 from 11am - 4pm at Kwantlen Polytechnic University Langley Campus. More details to come closer to the event.

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2018 Public Trust Summit

November 13-14, 2018

Event Organizer: The Canadian Centre For Food Integrity (CCFI) - An exciting and unique opportunity to network with leaders from across supply chains and across the country, who are equally passionate about earning trust in our food. BCAC members qualify for a special rate - contact us for more details.

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COGA Session: Strategic Planning and Goal Setting

January 27, 2019

Event Organizer: Centre of Organizational Governance in Agriculture (COGA) - Session details and registration is available online.

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COGA Session: Governance - Board Succession

March 13, 2019

Event Organizer: Centre of Organizational Governance in Agriculture (COGA) - Session details and registration is available online.

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PAST EVENTS

2018 CanWest Horticulture Expo

September 26 - 27, 2018

Event Organizer: BC Landscape & Nursery Association - CanWest is Western Canada’s premier horticultural trade show, connecting buyers and sellers throughout Canada and the Pacific Northwest. Mark your calendar for CanWest 2018 at Tradex in Abbotsford. Registration opens in June.

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Webinar: Introduction and Overview of Cooperatives in Agriculture

September 26

Event Organizer: BC Ministry of Agriculture - An introduction to the formation of various types of agriculture cooperatives. Includes, a history of cooperatives in North America, cooperative principals, different types of cooperatives, governance and strategy and forming an agriculture cooperative. Presented by Brett Fairbairn, Incoming President of Thompson River University.

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CCFI Webinar: Food Safety from Farm to Plate

September 26

Event Organizer: Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI) - CCFI research shows that food safety is one of the top concerns among Canadians - so what does this mean for those in the food system? Join us for our "Food Safety from Farm to Plate" webinar to learn more on who consumers hold responsible for ensuring the safety of the food they eat, and how to best engage with the public on this important topic

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