CAFA Meeting: Canadian Dairy Farms and USMCA — What’s The Beef?" with Dave Taylor

January 15, 2019

Event Organizer: Canadian Association of Farm Advisors (CAFA) - Dave Taylor, a 3rd generation dairy farmer will provide a historical and current perspective on dairy farming in B.C. His focus will be to outline the discouragement that dairy farmers and the dairy industry have faced with recent trade deals including the decisions surrounding USMCA. He will also discuss why it is important that Canadians are aware of the impacts even if they are not directly impacted by these trade deals.

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BC Dairy Industry Conference

November 28-30, 2018

Event Organizer: BC Dairy Association & BC Milk Marketing Board - The conference provides BC’s dairy industry with a unique opportunity to gather together under one roof to network, socialize and learn from industry experts.

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BC Landscape & Nursery Association AGM

December 6, 2018

Event Organizer: BC Landscape & Nursery Association - Join the BCLNA Board of Directors and staff to participate in developing key strategies to move the Association forward. There is no cost to attend the AGM however registration is still required.

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Great Boards and Meetings Workshop

November 15, 2018

Event Organizer: Farm Credit Canada - 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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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: Sheep Health for Small Scale Operations

October 10, 2018

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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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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BC Salmon Farmers' Tour

September 11, 2018

Event Organizer: BC Salmon Farmers' Association - Your opportunity to see a working farm and chat with the staff about the operations as well as enjoy a scenic boat ride from Campbell River through the Discovery Passage. You might spot some wildlife too! The tour lasts about 3.5 hours and lunch is included.

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BC Grain AGM & Crop Tour

August 15, 2018

Event Organizer: BC Grain Producers Association - Members are invited to the Annual General Meeting (location TBA) followed by a crop tour at the South Peace research farm.

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BCYF Chilliwack Agriculture Tour & BBQ Lunch

July 28, 2018

Event Organizer: BC Young Farmers - Join fellow young farmers to tour three local Chilliwack farms and businesses. Qualitree Propagators, Prairie Coast Equipment and Toop Farms. The event is free, but please register here for catering purposes.

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BC Young Farmers Okanagan Tour

June 2, 2018

Event Organizer: BC Young Farmers - You're invited to join BC Young Farmers on their 2018 Okanagan Farm Tour featuring two farms in West Kelowna. Join in for a half day of orchard, farm stand, vineyard, and winery tours at no cost. Please be sure to register at here.

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2018 BC Cattlemen's Association AGM & Convention

May 31 - June 2, 2018

Event Organizer: BC Cattlemen's Association - The 90th BCCA AGM will be hosted by the Skeena Regional Cattlemen's Association. The theme is "Ranching in the Age of Technology". Welcome Wine and Cheese Event takes place Thurday evening. The Annual General Meeting is all day Friday and Saturday guests can enjoy the Education Events that are planned, winding up with the banquet and dance that evening. The Trade Show will be open from Thursday, May 31st from 5:00 - 9:00 pm, Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and Saturday from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm.

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BC Greenhouse Veggie Days

May 5, 2018

Event Organizer: BC Greenhouse Growers' Association - Celebrating the annual springtime arrival of locally grown greenhouse veggies from BC’s 42 Greenhouse Growers located throughout the Lower Mainland. Free greenhouse public tours for BC Greenhouse Veggie Days will be held on Saturday, May 5 from 10am – 2pm! These will be held at Westcoast Vegetables (3975 46A St, Delta), Sunnyside Produce (1133 176 St, Surrey) and Gravis Farms (4653 Bell Rd, Abbotsford).

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Emergency Management Workshops

February 27-April 25, 2018 - Province-wide

Event Organizer: BC Cattlemen's Association & AgSafe - BC Cattlemen's Association has partnered with AgSafe to create an Emergency Management Workshop series that will be travelling the province beginning this February. The workshops are free of cost and will be hosted in 12 B.C. communities.

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Earning Public Trust – An Interactive Working Session

April 26-27, 2018

Event Organizer: Canadian Agri-Marketing Association (CAMA) - The full day working session in Winnipeg will feature representatives from some of North America’s leading agri-businesses, ag representatives and food brands. The additional half-day strategic planning session will use the previous day’s best practices to help attendees apply them in the development of a Public Trust Strategic Plan.

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Cover Crop Field Day

April 19, 2018

Event Organizer: Agassiz Research and Development Centre - See the latest in fall-seeded cover crop varieties, learn about relay cropping techniques for improved production during hot, dry summers. Talk to researchers about cover crop performance under cold winter conditions.

Contact Gary Telford for more information. Call 604-796-6101 or email

Webinar: Maintaining the Safety of Fresh Produce by Monitoring the Quality of Irrigation Water

April 18, 2018

Event Organizer: BC Ministry of Agriculture -This interactive webinar will provide an introduction to best practices and sampling techniques to maintain the safety of fresh produce and monitor the microbial quality of agriculture surface water. The event begins at 3 PM on Wednesday, April 18.

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April 12, 2018 - Abbotsford, BC

Held at the Quality Hotel & Conference Centre in Abbotsford, BC. If you're a member of the BC Agriculture Council, plan to attend this meeting to vote on important topics.


Webinar: Land Based Aquaculture Opportunities for New Entrants

March 21, 2018

Event Organizer: BC Ministry of Agriculture - This webinar will provide an overview of design, permitting and financial considerations for small scale land-based fish farms. It begins at 3 pm on March 21, 2018. Presented by Myron Roth, Ph.D., P.Ag, Industry Specialist - Aquaculture & Seafood, BC Ministry of Agriculture.

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March 15, 2018

Event Organizer: BC Pork's 2018 annual general meeting takes place on March 15, 2018.

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Canadian Agricultural Safety Week

March 11-17, 2018 - Across Canada

Event Organizer: Canadian Agricultural Safety Association & Canadian Federation of Agriculture - Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) is a public awareness campaign focusing on the importance of farm safety. CASW takes place every year during the third week of March. In 2018, CASW takes place March 11 to 17.

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BC Honey Producers' Semi-Annual AGM & Education Day

March 9-10, 2018 - Kamloops, BC

Event Organizer: BC Honey Producers' Association - One day of business and one day of education. The upcoming AGM and Education day will take place in Kamloops at Hotel Five Forty. Registration and additional information is now available online.

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Bridging the Gap Workshop

March 6, 2018 - Abbotsford, BC

Event Organizer: Farm Management Canada - The Bridging the Gap Workshop welcomes farm families to work with renowned farm family coach Elaine Froese and farm management consultant Cedric MacLeod to address some of the elephants in the room that are preventing or hindering transition planning on the farm. The workshop will take place 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the Sandman Hotel & Suites, Abbotsford (Simon Ave). Cost is $150 plus tax and includes hot breakfast, lunch, breaks, workshop materials and Do the Tough Things Right by Elaine Froese.

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19th Annual BC Farmers' Markets Conference

March 2-4, 2018 - Victoria, BC

Event Organizer: BC Association of Farmers' Markets - BCAFM's annual conference brings together farmers' market organizers, growers, small scale food processors, artisans, and agricultural and community leaders to network, acquire new industry contacts, gain new skills, and come away inspired to strengthen BC's local food sector.

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BC Poultry Conference

February 28 - March 2, 2018 - Vancouver, BC

Hosted by: BC Broiler Hatching Egg Producers' Association, BC Chicken Growers' Association, BC Egg Marketing Board & BC Turkey Association - The annual conference provides industry themed sessions to give attendees the opportunity to share, learn and network in a highly engaging setting. The event aims to benefit from increased exposure and attendance growth by hosting each commodity’s AGM along with a unique trade show, education sessions, and an industry gala.

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BC Potato & Vegetable Growers' AGM

February 28, 2018 - Delta, BC

Event Organizer: BC Potato & Vegetable Grower's Association - The 2018 annual general meeting takes place in Delta on February 28, 2018.

For more information, email or call 1-888-940-2024.

How to Host a Farm Tour Workshop

January 27, 2018 - Abbotsford, BC

Held during the Pacific Agriculture Show and free of charge. Two workshop times available: 9AM-12 PM or 1PM-4:30PM. Only limited spots available, so registration is required! Expert speaker, Clinton Monchuk from Farm & Food Care will lead the workshop covering topics such as: focusing on shared values, conversation etiquette, tour dos & don’ts, as well as Q&A techniques and more. To register and/or for more information, contact us .


Speak Up! Training

January 25 and 26, 2018 - Abbotsford, BC

For farmers and people who work in agriculture, it’s sometimes hard to find the words when tough questions or inaccurate claims are raised. The Speak Up! Training workshop teaches participants how to tell their stories in an easy-to-understand and compelling manner. Two workshop dates available: January 25 and 26 at the Sandman Hotel from 9am-12:30pm (lunch provided).

BC Agri-Food Industry Gala 2018

January 24, 2018 - 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 2017 gala here. Feel free to like, tag or share!