BC Agri-Food Industry Gala 2022
The virtual Agri-Food Industry Gala was held on March 30th. The BC Agri-Food Industry Gala is an annual fundraising event hosted by BCAC that brings together farmers, ranchers, agri-food leaders and industry stakeholders from around the Province to celebrate and discuss agriculture in British Columbia.
If you missed it, you can watch the virtual Gala here.
BCHPA Semi-Annual Business Meeting & Education Day
The 2022 BC Honey Producers' Association semi-annual business meeting & education day will be held on March 18-19, 2022.
More info to come
BC Dairy Industry Conference
The annual BC Dairy Industry Conference will be held on November 24 and 25, 2021 in Vancouver. All presentations and meeting portions will also be available to attend online.
BC Honey Producers' Association AGM
The BC Honey Producers' Association (BCHPA) AGM, Conference and Trade Show will be held on October 29 - 30, 2021 at 8:30 am via zoom. Registration is free for BCHPA members and $20 for non-members.
Ag Day in Victoria 2021
Ag Day was held virtually this year on October 26th and 27th. Ag Day is a series of scheduled meetings between B.C. farmers and ranchers, Cabinet Ministers, MLAs, senior government officials and other key stakeholders such as B.C.’s Agriculture Land Commission (ALC).
See photos from Ag Day 2021 here.
Grow West Coast Horticulture Trade Show
Grow West Coast, Western Canada’s premier horticulture trade show, was held on September 15 and 16 2021 at the Surrey City Hall Civic Plaza.
CFA Agriculture Leaders Debate
CFA hosted an Agriculture Leaders Debate on September 9th. It was live-streamed on Facebook and Youtube. The Agriculture Leaders Debate brings together the Minister of Agriculture and the Agriculture Critics from each party to outline their plans for agriculture and debate priority issues.
BC Grape Growers' Association AGM
BC Grapegrowers' Association and BC Wine Grape Council hosted a joint AGM Webinar on soil health on August 10.
AgSafe In The Know, A Mental Health Awareness Course
AgSafe offered a free half-day mental health awareness course. The course was offered throughout May and June, limited to 15 participants. It is designed to help learn about mental health and illness, promote wellbeing and how to recognize when someone is struggling.
BC Young Farmers Growing Your Team
Is your farm ready to grow? Do you need more hands to get the work done? Join BC Young Farmers for a panel discussion exploring your options for meeting on-farm labour needs.
BC Cattlemens Association Annual General Meeting
BC Cattlemens Association hosted their annual general meeting via zoom on June 9, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. All participants were required to pre-register.
We Heart Local World Milk Day Cook-Along
We Heart Local and BC Agriculture in the Class Room Foundation are partnering to celebrate World Milk Day with a free cook-along. The cook-along will take place on June 1, 2021 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM via zoom. Join Chef Randle and Fraser valley dairy farmers, Grant and Amanda Bouwman from Mardelen Holsteins Ltd. Chef Randle will guide you through two featured recipes, BC Ancho-Lime Beef Fajitas with White Cheddar Queso and Tres Leches Cake. Win prizes valued at $3,000!
Canadian Association of Farm Advisors Educational Series
The Canadian Association of Farm Advisors are hosting a British Columbia Farm Advisor Educational Series on Thursday, May 20th at 12 p.m. The series will focus on tax updates - what farm clients need to know.
Wildfire Preparedness Workshop
Climate & Agriculture Initiative BC is hosting a free two-part workshop series via zoom. The series will cover potential wildfire risks to agricultural operations and the measures producers can take to be prepared.
BC Wine Grape Council Monthly R&D Series
BC Wine Grape Council (BCWGC) hosted monthly R&D series via zoom. The series allow industry to participate in the informal virtual discussion on areas that BCWGC is investing in.
BCAC & ARDCorp Annual General Meetings
The 2021 BCAC Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on April 8, 2021 via Zoom. BCAC partnered with IAF and AgSafe to host a joint AGM.Contact us for inquiries.
BC Pork Producers' & BC Hog Marketing Commission AGM
The BC Pork Producers' and BC Hog Marketing Commission annual general meetings were held on April 7, 2021. It was strictly a business meeting held via zoom.
Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan Webinar
The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan hosted a webinar to discuss how Canada's large grocery retailers are pushing new fees onto farmers and food manufacturers. The webinar took place via zoom on March 24, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Service Canada info session on the Integrity service Inspection Process
Service Canada hosted an info session about the Temporary Foreign Worker Program Integrity Inspections geared to B.C. employers. It was held on Tuesday, April 6 AT 10:00 a.m. via Zoom.
Semi-Annual Business Meeting and Spring Education Days
The BC Honey Producers Association hosted a semi-annual business meeting & education days. The business meeting was held via Zoom at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, March 20th in the comfort of your own home.
COGA Webinar: Making Good Decisions in Uncertain Times
COGA offered a series of webinars including making good decisions in uncertain times on Thursday, March 11th, 2021 via zoom.
BC Fruit Growers' Association Annual Virtual Convention
Event Organizer: BC Fruit Growers' Association (BCFGA). BCFGA's 132nd annual conference was held virtually on February 25, 2021.
Canadian Federation of Agriculture Virtual AGM
Event Organizer: Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA). The CFA Virtual AGM took place on February 24-26, 2021. The days ran from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET.
Canada's Agriculture Day 2021
Let’s raise a fork to the food we love and the people who produce it! On February 23, 2021, we celebrated Canadian agriculture and food both online and with friends, family and co-workers, and let everyone know how we felt about this awesome industry.
BC Farmers' Markets Virtual Conference
The BC Farmers' Markets Conference was a once-a-year opportunity to get together with your farmers' market peers to share best practices, learn from industry experts, build connections and gain inspiration. This year it was held online over three weeks in February 2021.
Taking your Relationship with Your Vendor to the Next Level Webinar
The BC Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries in partnership with Farm Credit Canada hosted a webinar on February 18, 2021 at 2 p.m. PST. They developed a working with your lender webinar to help producers bring their relationship to the next level.
When to Apply Manure: An Overview of the BC ARM Tool
New agricultural regulations in BC require that a risk assessment be completed in October, February, and March in high precipitation areas prior to spreading manure. Join Josh Andrews, Nutrient Management Agrologist, to learn about the BC Application Risk Management (ARM) Tool and how it can help you to determine when to apply manure and the risk of manure loss after an application.
Pacific Agriculture Show 2021
The Pacific Agriculture Show took place January 28-30 and adopted a virtual format in 2021. The virtual trade show and conference allowed exhibitors to continue to connect with customers and display their latest equipment, products, and services digitally.
Dam Safety Webinars
The 2021 Dam Safety Webinars will be conducted as a three-part series on three consecutive Saturdays in January. Join Interior Dams and the University of British Columbia on January 16, 23 and 30 to help owners navigate dam safety.
BC Agri-Food Industry Virtual Gala 2021
On Thursday, January 28, 2021 BCAC hosted a virtual BC Agri-Food Industry Gala that included awards and a silent auction fundraiser for BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation. The Gala was held on Thursday this year, following the first day of the virtual Pacific Agriculture Show.
Regulated Marketing Opportunities in Agriculture
Interested in growing regulated products? This webinar will provide an overview of the basics: what regulated marketing is, what regulated products are grown in BC, some of the pros and cons of growing regulated products, and entry opportunities.
COGA Sessions: Managing the Media 101
This session is designed to help people respond effectively to media inquiries and communicate compelling, consistent messages. The goal of the session is to help people project confidence, sincerity, and credibility during interviews so that they can best represent the organization and maximize the chances for positive media coverage.