PAST EVENTS – BCAC
PAST EVENTS

BC Grape Growers' Association AGM

August 10, 2021

BC Grapegrowers' Association and BC Wine Grape Council will be hosting a joint AGM Webinar on soil health on August 10. More details to come.

AgSafe In The Know, A Mental Health Awareness Course

May and June

AgSafe is 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.

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BC Young Farmers Growing Your Team

Thursday, June 10th at 10:00 - 11:30am

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.

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BC Cattlemens Association Annual General Meeting

June 9, 2021

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.

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We Heart Local World Milk Day Cook-Along

June 1, 2021

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!

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Canadian Association of Farm Advisors Educational Series

May 20, 2021

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.

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Wildfire Preparedness Workshop

April 20 & April 27, 2021

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.

Register here

BC Wine Grape Council Monthly R&D Series

April 15, 2021

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.

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BCAC & ARDCorp Annual General Meetings

April 8, 2021 - Abbotsford, BC

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

April 7, 2021

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.

Service Canada info session on the Integrity service Inspection Process

April 6, 2021

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.

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Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan Webinar

March 24, 2021

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.

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Semi-Annual Business Meeting and Spring Education Days

March 20 & 21, 2021

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.

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COGA Webinar: Making Good Decisions in Uncertain Times

March 11, 2021

COGA offered a series of webinars including making good decisions in uncertain times on Thursday, March 11th, 2021 via zoom.

More info.

COGA Webinar: Emerging Pest Issues

March 4, 2021

COGA offered a series of webinars including emerging pest issues: managing the risk on March 4th, 2021 via zoom.

More info.

BC Fruit Growers' Association Annual Virtual Convention

February 25, 2021

Event Organizer: BC Fruit Growers' Association (BCFGA). BCFGA's 132nd annual conference was held virtually on February 25, 2021.

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Canadian Federation of Agriculture Virtual AGM

February 24-26, 2021

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.

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Canada's Agriculture Day 2021

February 23, 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.

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BC Farmers' Markets Virtual Conference

February 1-19, 2021

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.

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Taking your Relationship with Your Vendor to the Next Level Webinar

February 18, 2021

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.

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When to Apply Manure: An Overview of the BC ARM Tool

February 10, 2021

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.

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Pacific Agriculture Show 2021

January 28-30, 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.

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BC Agri-Food Industry Virtual Gala 2021

January 28, 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.

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Dam Safety Webinars

January 14, 2021

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.

Register here.

Regulated Marketing Opportunities in Agriculture

January 14, 2021

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.

Register here.

COGA Sessions: Managing the Media 101

December 17, 2020

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.

More information.

BC Blueberry AGM and Virtual Field Day

December 9-10, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Blueberry Council. The annual BC Blueberry AGM and Field Day will be held virtually on December 9-10. During these two days BC Blueberry Council will be hosting presentations from researchers and industry professionals on the best in blueberry technology, fruit quality, and market opportunities.

Farm Complaints 101: What you need to know about the B.C. Farm Industry Review and the Farm Practices Protection (Right to Farm) Act

December 2, 2020

This webinar will provide an overview of the Farm Protection Practices Act, what it means for you and your farm, and the protections it provides, specifically in relation to nuisances such as odour, noise, dust, or other disturbances. The webinar will also cover the role of B.C. Farm Industry Review Board (BCFIRB) in both formal and informal dispute resolution.

More info.

BC Young Farmers Farm Fest

December 2, 2020

Join BC Young Farmers for the last of three virtual events to celebrate this year's annual Farm Fest! These three events will include speakers, farm tours, and breakout sessions centred around the topic of resilience.

Register here.

BC Landscape and Nursery Association AGM

November 27, 2020

Event Organizer: BCLNA. BCLNA’s 67th Annual General Meeting takes place November 27, 4:30 pm. All BCLNA members are entitled to attend the AGM and must register in advance.

More info.

Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference

November 24-25, 2020

Join this year's virtual Advancing Women in Agriculture conference in November to learn from other women in agriculture about communications, financial management, health and balance of life strategies, career planning and goal setting.

More info.

BC Dairy Virtual AGM

November 25, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Dairy Association. The 2020 AGM for the BC Dairy Association will be held virtually on November 25, 2020 at 1:00pm. The meeting will be followed by a one-hour 'Fall Industry Meeting' hosted by the BC Milk Marketing Board.

Register here.

BC Traceability Workshop: Are you eligible for government funding?

November 19, 2020

Whether your supply chain includes animals, plants, or food products, traceability allows you to track an item or group of items from one point in the supply chain to another. Join Jennifer McIntyre, PwC, to learn more about funding programs for BC agribusiness on November 19, 2020 at 12:00pm.

Register here.

Serious Animal Disease Emergencies Awareness Webinar

November 10, 2020

The Animal Health Emergency Management (AHEM) project is running The Serious Animal Disease Emergencies Awareness webinar on Tuesday November 10, 2020 at 1 p.m. MT. This webinar is free and will be conducted through Zoom.

Register here.

Livestock Industry Role in Emergency Operations Centre Webinar

November 3, 2020

The Animal Health Emergency Management (AHEM) project will host a webinar to introduce association staff, board members and producers to the Incident Command System (ICS) on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 1:00 PM MT. This webinar provides an overview of the system, and the Incident Command, with whom industry leadership would interact with in the event of a serious animal disease.

Register here.

BC Honey Producers' Association 2020 AGM

October 30, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Honey Producers' Association (BCHPA). Join BCHPA for their 2020 Annual General Meeting held virtually on Friday, October 30 at 9:00 AM. Everyone is invited to attend, but only members in good standing can vote on motions and elections.

Register here.

Innovation in Agriculture Webinar

October 22, 2020

Join Mike Manion of Agrisco Supplies Corp on October 22 at 12:00pm for a conversation about exciting new innovations being developed for agriculture.

Register here.

BCLNA Nursery Tour 2020

September 16 & 17, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Landscape and Nursery Association (BCLNA). Join BCLNA on their Choose Your Own Adventure Tour featuring some of BC's leading ornamental plant producers. Industry professionals including landscapers and retail garden center operators are invited to visit each of the participating Tour sites during this two-day period.

More info.

BC Young Farmers Soil Health Webinar

August 13, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Young Farmers. Join BC Young Farmers for a webinar on soil health, together with UBC's Faculty of Land and Food Systems. Dr. Sean Smukler will discuss approaches for improving nutrient management in organic mixed vegetable production.

Register here.

BC Land Matching Program: Farm Land Leasing 101

July 30, 2020

This webinar, with presenter Darcy Smith, Program Manager with Young Agrarians, will provide an overview of the support available to farmers and farmland holders through the BC Land Matching Program. It will provide a foundation in land leasing, legal considerations, and how to build and maintain stable land agreements that are mutually beneficial.

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Metro Vancouver Open-Air Burning Engagement Sessions

July 8 & 16, 2020

Join Metro Vancouver to learn about and provide feedback on a potential regulation to manage emissions from open-air burning of vegetative debris in the area. Learn more and provide your feedback at two upcoming webinars in July or the online questionnaire.

Register here.

BC Young Farmers Webinar - Rodent Control

June 11, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Young Farmers (BCYF). Join BCYF as they learn about how to most effectively control rodents as part of an integrated pest management (IPM) approach.

Register here.

Industry Guidelines in Practice: Your COVID-19 Safety Plan

June 4, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Food and Beverage (BCFB). Join BCFB on June 4th to learn how to apply industry guidelines for COVID-19 to build or upgrade your COVID-19 Safety Plan. Protect your people and keep your doors open. In this session with Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC CEO Lisa McGuire, get insight into rethinking your workspace and safe operations as you prepare to reopen or revisit your essential business plans to ensure safe operations.

Register here.

BC Cattlemen's Association AGM [Cancelled]

May 28-30, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Cattlemen's Association. This year's AGM and convention will take place in Fort St. John. Visit their website for more information and registration details.

More information here.

BC Greenhouse Veggie Days [Cancelled]

May 5-9, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Greenhouse Growers' Association. Select BC greenhouses will be opening their doors on May 9 to offer tours to see the 'behind the scenes' working of a greenhouse.

More information here.

Mental Health in Agriculture Webinar

May 8, 2020

The webinar will provide participants with a base understanding of mental health and mental illness as well as practical strategies they can implement in their daily lives in terms of supporting others and their own mental well-being in a condensed yet hands on format.

More information here.

BC Poultry Symposium [Postponed]

May 6, 2020

The 6th annual BC Poultry Symposium will be held on Wednesday May 6, 2020 at the Quality Hotel & Conference Center in Abbotsford, B.C. Producers, allied trades, service persons, nutritionists, poultry scientists, veterinarians and other industry professionals are invited and encouraged to attend this meeting

More information, along with instructions for registration can be found at here.

AgriService BC Webinar: Rethinking Good Agricultural Practices in the time of COVID-19

April 29, 2020

In light of COVID-19, consumers are particularly concerned about the handling and safe production of fresh food. This webinar will highlight the importance of traceability for small-medium growers, what to expect in a recall, and practical examples of how to incorporate good agricultural practices into your day-to-day farm production.

More Information here.

Denim & Diamonds Event [Postponed]

April 25, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Agriculture in the Classroom - Join BCAITC for their Denim & Diamonds fundraiser on Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 6:00pm to 9:30pm at the Thomas Haney Centre in Maple Ridge. The fundraising event will feature a gourmet dinner prepared by Red Seal Chefs and culinary students from Take a Bite of BC, exciting prize draws, Fabulous live auctions, and a fun evening discovering why “agriculture is for everyone”!

More Information here.

AgriService BC Webinar: Pivoting your Farm Production & Marketing Plan During COVID-19

April 23, 2020

This webinar will provide growers with a framework to identify risks and make plans for production and marketing. It will cover how these changes can be used to help mitigate risk. Content will include using cost of production analysis to understand impacts of crop choices and opportunities for accessing alternate marketing outlets. This webinar is most applicable to small- and medium-sized farm operators.

More Information here.

BC Greenhouse Growers' AGM [Postponed]

April 17, 2020

BC Greenhouse Growers' Association will be hosting its annual AGM on April 17. More details will be available soon.

BCAC & ARDCorp Annual General Meetings

April 16, 2020

The 2019 BCAC Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held virtually on April 16, 2020 via teleconference. The 2019 AGM will be held jointly with AgSafe BC and Investment Agriculture Foundation (IAF).

Contact us for more details.

AgTech Talks - How To Effectively Sell On Amazon

April 16, 2020

Learn about the 3 essential components of Amazon product listings that convert shoppers into buyers online. Danny Carlson walks through what he's learned through producing for than 1300 listings for his clients of the Kenji ROI agency.

More Information here.

AgTech Talks - Should I Buy Digital Advertising?

April 15, 2020

Join AgTech Talks as they examine all the different types of advertising including Facebook, Instagram, Google Search, Google Display, Google Shopping, Linkedin and Bing. This webinar will cover different types of advertising that best suit different business goals and objectives the strengths and weaknesses of the different types.

More Information here.

AgTech Talks - Take a tour of BCLocalRoot.ca - Online Market

April 15, 2020

If you are looking for a place to get your BC food or beverage product online, join AgTech Talks to learn about BCLocalRoot, a new Online Market specifically for BC products. Andrea Gray-Grant will take you through a tour of BCLocalRoot.ca so you can decide if it might be something that works for your business.

More Information here.

BC Grapegrowers' & BC Wine Grape Council AGM [Postponed]

April 9, 2020

BC Grapegrowers' Association will be hosting its annual AGM with the BC Wine Grape Council on April 9 in Penticton, in combination with its Grower Day. More details will be available soon.

More Information here.

Canadian Association of Farm Advisors: Investing In & Leasing BC Farmland [Cancelled]

April 8, 2020

Connect with other producers over lunch and learn more about farmland investing and leasing through Manulife.

Find more information and register here.

Get AgSafe with BC Young Farmers

April 2, 2020

Event Organizer:BC Young Farmers (BCYF) - BCYF invites you to join them virtually to learn about AgSafe. AgSafe strives to create a safe and healthy work environment in BC agriculture through outreach and education, training and consultation in all regions of the province. AgSafe services are free of charge to all agricultural employers in BC.

Register for the webinar here.

AgriStability Program - Webinar

April 2, 2020

The BC Ministry of Agriculture’s AgriStability program provides Canadian agricultural producers with an ongoing whole-farm risk management tool that provides protection against large declines that threaten the viability of their farm and are beyond their capacity to manage. This webinar will provide detailed overview of the program parameters and processes, recent changes and eligibility criteria.

Register for the webinar here.

BC Pork Producers' AGM [Postponed]

April 1, 2020

Event Organizer:BC Pork Producers' Association - Annual General Meeting to take place April 1, 2020 at the Quality Hotel in Abbotsford.

BC Raspberry AGM [Postponed]

March 31, 2020

Event Organizer: Raspberry Industry Development Council - Annual General Meeting to take place March 31, 2020.

Contact Lisa for more information

BCHPA Semi Annual Meeting [Postponed]

March 27-28, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Honey Producers' Association (BCHPA): Join the BC Honey Producers' Association for their semi-annual meeting taking place in Kamloops on March 27 and 28. The event includes the Business Meeting (March 27) and Spring Education Day (March 28).

More information here.

Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference - West [Cancelled]

March 23-24, 2020

AWC is created for every woman who is passionate about agriculture and food, whether you are a university or college student studying agriculture, producer, rancher, entrepreneur, representative of a grower association or corporate agribusiness. This event takes place at Hyatt Regency in Calgary, AB.

Register here.

COGA Session - Emerging Issues - Media Training [Postponed]

March 19, 2020

The Centre for Organizational Governance in Agriculture (COGA) will present a professional development session for directors, officers, management, and others of BC Agricultural Boards, Commissions and Associations. Taking place in Abbotsford, this workshop will focus on media training.

More information here

BC Strawberry Growers' Association AGM [Postponed]

March 19, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Strawberry Growers' Association - Annual General Meeting to take place March 19, 2020 at 1:00PM.

Contact Lisa for more information

Petals and Plates Farm Dinner [Cancelled]

March 14, 2020

Petals and Plates is a series of flower-focused farm dinners that highlight Canadian flower growers and their importance in our agricultural landscape. By combining local food, beer and wine, local floral designers and chefs, these dinners are an exciting, must-attend celebration of the diverse bounty that our local communities have to offer. This event includes a four course meal, music, tours, a flower crown bar, and take home flowers. Tickets are $100 each.

Tickets Available Here

BC Farmers’ Markets Conference

March 6-8, 2020

The annual BC Farmers’ Markets Conference will take place March 6-8, 2020 in Harrison Hot Springs. It is designed for farmers’ market organizers, growers, small-scale food processors, artisans, and agricultural and community leaders to network, acquire new contacts, gain new skills, and come away inspired to strengthen BC’s local food sector.

More information here

2020 BC Poultry Conference

March 4-6, 2020

Event Organizer: 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.

More information here

BC Cherry Association AGM

March 3, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Cherry Association- The BC Cherry Association’s annual AGM will take place on March 3, 2020 in Kelowna. The event will will consist of a short business meeting starting at 8:30 AM followed by a day of interesting presenters speaking on a variety of topics, and a reception following the main event.

More information here

BC Organic Conference 2020

February 28 - March 1, 2020

Event Organizer: Certified Organic Association of BC - Join COABC for their 2020 Conference at the Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport in Richmond. The conference provides educational and networking opportunities for new and established farmers, as well as for the general public.

More information here

Canadian Federation of Agriculture AGM

February 25-27, 2020

Event Organizer: Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA). The CFA AGM will take place from February 25-27, 2020 at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa.

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BC Tree Fruit Horticultural Symposium

February 25, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Fruit Growers' Association (BCFGA). The 2020 Tree Fruit Horticulture Symposium will be on Wednesday, February 25 in Kelowna.

All upcoming BCFGA events

BC Traceability Workshop - Agriculture, Food & Seafood

February 20, 2020

Join the Canadian Association of Farm Advisors for lunch in Abbotsford on February 20, 2020, for the BC Traceability Funding Programs Workshop to learn more about programs funded under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.

More information here.

AgriService BC Webinar - Record Keeping for Your Farm Business

February 19, 2020

Thinking about improving your record keeping system? Curious about the range of integrated production and financial tracking options available? Join Andrea Gunner, P.Ag. as she reviews a variety of computer-based record keeping systems that integrate production records with financial record keeping.

More information here.

BC Fruit Growers' Association Annual Convention

February 11-12, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Fruit Growers' Association (BCFGA). BCFGA's Annual Convention will be held at the Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna on February 11 and 12, 2020.

More information here

Canada's Agriculture Day

February 11, 2020

Canada’s Agriculture Day in Ottawa, hosted by Agriculture More Than Ever, brings together people involved in Canadian agriculture, food and agribusiness. Spend the day with agvocates, industry leaders and youth from across Canada to discuss and share ideas about the future of food.

More information here

BC Farm & Ranch Wildfire Preparedness Workshops - Comox Valley

February 10, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative. Attend an agriculture and wildfire risk reduction workshop aimed at agricultural producers, wildfire response and emergency personnel, and local governments. Producers will gain knowledge on preparing for wildfires. The workshop is free, with lunch and refreshments provided.

Register here

Islands Agriculture Show 2020

February 7-8, 2020

The Islands Agriculture Show is the only agricultural trade show serving the farm and food community on Vancouver Island, the Coast and Gulf Islands. The Islands Agriculture Show provides a venue for farmers, rural landowners, farm organizations, equipment dealers, service providers and the general public to learn, connect and engage.

More information here

Pacific Agriculture Show 2020

January 30 - February 1, 2020

Event Organizer: JGS Events - The Pacific Agriculture Show will showcase the latest and most innovative equipment and technology for the agriculture industry. Join thousands of farmers and agri-food producers in comparing and investigating what over 300 exhibitors have to make your operation more efficient.

More information here

BC Agri-Food Industry Gala 2020

January 29, 2020 - 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 2019 gala here.

VBP+ Workshop Abbotsford

January 29, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Cattlemen's Association (BCCA). Join BCCA for the first Fraser Valley VBP+ Workshop of 2020. On Jan. 29, VBP+ will be at the Ministry of Agriculture office in Abbotsford for a workshop starting at 9am and running until 11:30am. Limited spaces are available. Contact Bree at 1-877-688-2333 or email to reserve your place.

Email to Register

COGA Session - Governance: How the West Was Won!

January 23, 2020

The Centre for Organizational Governance in Agriculture (COGA) will present a professional development session for directors, officers, management, and others of BC Agricultural Boards, Commissions and Associations.Taking place in Abbotsford, this workshop will focus on addressing conflicts of interest, governance in regulated markets and more.

Register here

BC Farm & Ranch Wildfire Preparedness Workshops - Tarrys

January 22, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative. Attend an agriculture and wildfire risk reduction workshop aimed at agricultural producers, wildfire response and emergency personnel, and local governments. Producers will gain knowledge on preparing for wildfires. The workshop is free, with lunch and refreshments provided.

Register here

BC Farm & Ranch Wildfire Preparedness Workshops - Merritt

January 18, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative. Attend an agriculture and wildfire risk reduction workshop aimed at agricultural producers, wildfire response and emergency personnel, and local governments. Producers will gain knowledge on preparing for wildfires. The workshop is free, with lunch and refreshments provided.

Register here

BC Farm & Ranch Wildfire Preparedness Workshops - Salmon Arm

January 16, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative. Attend an agriculture and wildfire risk reduction workshop aimed at agricultural producers, wildfire response and emergency personnel, and local governments. Producers will gain knowledge on preparing for wildfires. The workshop is free, with lunch and refreshments provided.

Register here

BC Farm & Ranch Wildfire Preparedness Workshops - Keremeos

January 14, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative. Attend an agriculture and wildfire risk reduction workshop aimed at agricultural producers, wildfire response and emergency personnel, and local governments. Producers will gain knowledge on preparing for wildfires. The workshop is free, with lunch and refreshments provided.

Register here

SAWP Employer Session - Osoyoos

January 9, 2020

Event Organizer: Western Agriculture Labour Initiative (WALI). WALI will be hosting a SAWP information session for employers at the Watermark Beach Resort Hotel in Osoyoos. The event runs from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The workshop is free and breakfast will be provided.

Email to Register

SAWP Employer Session - Kelowna

January 8, 2020

Event Organizer: Western Agriculture Labour Initiative (WALI). WALI will be hosting a SAWP information session for employers at the Ramada Hotel in Kelowna. The event runs from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The workshop is free and breakfast will be provided. Email to Register

BC Blueberry AGM and Virtual Field Day

December 9-10, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Blueberry Council. The annual BC Blueberry AGM and Field Day will be held virtually on December 9-10. During these two days BC Blueberry Council will be hosting presentations from researchers and industry professionals on the best in blueberry technology, fruit quality, and market opportunities.

Farm Complaints 101: What you need to know about the B.C. Farm Industry Review and the Farm Practices Protection (Right to Farm) Act

December 2, 2020

This webinar will provide an overview of the Farm Protection Practices Act, what it means for you and your farm, and the protections it provides, specifically in relation to nuisances such as odour, noise, dust, or other disturbances. The webinar will also cover the role of B.C. Farm Industry Review Board (BCFIRB) in both formal and informal dispute resolution.

More info.

BC Young Farmers Farm Fest

December 2, 2020

Join BC Young Farmers for the last of three virtual events to celebrate this year's annual Farm Fest! These three events will include speakers, farm tours, and breakout sessions centred around the topic of resilience.

Register here.

BC Landscape and Nursery Association AGM

November 27, 2020

Event Organizer: BCLNA. BCLNA’s 67th Annual General Meeting takes place November 27, 4:30 pm. All BCLNA members are entitled to attend the AGM and must register in advance.

More info.

Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference

November 24-25, 2020

Join this year's virtual Advancing Women in Agriculture conference in November to learn from other women in agriculture about communications, financial management, health and balance of life strategies, career planning and goal setting.

More info.

BC Dairy Virtual AGM

November 25, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Dairy Association. The 2020 AGM for the BC Dairy Association will be held virtually on November 25, 2020 at 1:00pm. The meeting will be followed by a one-hour 'Fall Industry Meeting' hosted by the BC Milk Marketing Board.

Register here.

BC Traceability Workshop: Are you eligible for government funding?

November 19, 2020

Whether your supply chain includes animals, plants, or food products, traceability allows you to track an item or group of items from one point in the supply chain to another. Join Jennifer McIntyre, PwC, to learn more about funding programs for BC agribusiness on November 19, 2020 at 12:00pm.

Register here.

Serious Animal Disease Emergencies Awareness Webinar

November 10, 2020

The Animal Health Emergency Management (AHEM) project is running The Serious Animal Disease Emergencies Awareness webinar on Tuesday November 10, 2020 at 1 p.m. MT. This webinar is free and will be conducted through Zoom.

Register here.

Livestock Industry Role in Emergency Operations Centre Webinar

November 3, 2020

The Animal Health Emergency Management (AHEM) project will host a webinar to introduce association staff, board members and producers to the Incident Command System (ICS) on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 1:00 PM MT. This webinar provides an overview of the system, and the Incident Command, with whom industry leadership would interact with in the event of a serious animal disease.

Register here.

BC Honey Producers' Association 2020 AGM

October 30, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Honey Producers' Association (BCHPA). Join BCHPA for their 2020 Annual General Meeting held virtually on Friday, October 30 at 9:00 AM. Everyone is invited to attend, but only members in good standing can vote on motions and elections.

Register here.

Innovation in Agriculture Webinar

October 22, 2020

Join Mike Manion of Agrisco Supplies Corp on October 22 at 12:00pm for a conversation about exciting new innovations being developed for agriculture.

Register here.

BCLNA Nursery Tour 2020

September 16 & 17, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Landscape and Nursery Association (BCLNA). Join BCLNA on their Choose Your Own Adventure Tour featuring some of BC's leading ornamental plant producers. Industry professionals including landscapers and retail garden center operators are invited to visit each of the participating Tour sites during this two-day period.

More info.

BC Young Farmers Soil Health Webinar

August 13, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Young Farmers. Join BC Young Farmers for a webinar on soil health, together with UBC's Faculty of Land and Food Systems. Dr. Sean Smukler will discuss approaches for improving nutrient management in organic mixed vegetable production.

Register here.

BC Land Matching Program: Farm Land Leasing 101

July 30, 2020

This webinar, with presenter Darcy Smith, Program Manager with Young Agrarians, will provide an overview of the support available to farmers and farmland holders through the BC Land Matching Program. It will provide a foundation in land leasing, legal considerations, and how to build and maintain stable land agreements that are mutually beneficial.

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Metro Vancouver Open-Air Burning Engagement Sessions

July 8 & 16, 2020

Join Metro Vancouver to learn about and provide feedback on a potential regulation to manage emissions from open-air burning of vegetative debris in the area. Learn more and provide your feedback at two upcoming webinars in July or the online questionnaire.

Register here.

BC Young Farmers Webinar - Rodent Control

June 11, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Young Farmers (BCYF). Join BCYF as they learn about how to most effectively control rodents as part of an integrated pest management (IPM) approach.

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Industry Guidelines in Practice: Your COVID-19 Safety Plan

June 4, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Food and Beverage (BCFB). Join BCFB on June 4th to learn how to apply industry guidelines for COVID-19 to build or upgrade your COVID-19 Safety Plan. Protect your people and keep your doors open. In this session with Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC CEO Lisa McGuire, get insight into rethinking your workspace and safe operations as you prepare to reopen or revisit your essential business plans to ensure safe operations.

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BC Cattlemen's Association AGM [Cancelled]

May 28-30, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Cattlemen's Association. This year's AGM and convention will take place in Fort St. John. Visit their website for more information and registration details.

More information here.

BC Greenhouse Veggie Days [Cancelled]

May 5-9, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Greenhouse Growers' Association. Select BC greenhouses will be opening their doors on May 9 to offer tours to see the 'behind the scenes' working of a greenhouse.

More information here.

Mental Health in Agriculture Webinar

May 8, 2020

The webinar will provide participants with a base understanding of mental health and mental illness as well as practical strategies they can implement in their daily lives in terms of supporting others and their own mental well-being in a condensed yet hands on format.

More information here.

BC Poultry Symposium [Postponed]

May 6, 2020

The 6th annual BC Poultry Symposium will be held on Wednesday May 6, 2020 at the Quality Hotel & Conference Center in Abbotsford, B.C. Producers, allied trades, service persons, nutritionists, poultry scientists, veterinarians and other industry professionals are invited and encouraged to attend this meeting

More information, along with instructions for registration can be found at here.

AgriService BC Webinar: Rethinking Good Agricultural Practices in the time of COVID-19

April 29, 2020

In light of COVID-19, consumers are particularly concerned about the handling and safe production of fresh food. This webinar will highlight the importance of traceability for small-medium growers, what to expect in a recall, and practical examples of how to incorporate good agricultural practices into your day-to-day farm production.

More Information here.

Denim & Diamonds Event [Postponed]

April 25, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Agriculture in the Classroom - Join BCAITC for their Denim & Diamonds fundraiser on Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 6:00pm to 9:30pm at the Thomas Haney Centre in Maple Ridge. The fundraising event will feature a gourmet dinner prepared by Red Seal Chefs and culinary students from Take a Bite of BC, exciting prize draws, Fabulous live auctions, and a fun evening discovering why “agriculture is for everyone”!

More Information here.

AgriService BC Webinar: Pivoting your Farm Production & Marketing Plan During COVID-19

April 23, 2020

This webinar will provide growers with a framework to identify risks and make plans for production and marketing. It will cover how these changes can be used to help mitigate risk. Content will include using cost of production analysis to understand impacts of crop choices and opportunities for accessing alternate marketing outlets. This webinar is most applicable to small- and medium-sized farm operators.

More Information here.

BC Greenhouse Growers' AGM [Postponed]

April 17, 2020

BC Greenhouse Growers' Association will be hosting its annual AGM on April 17. More details will be available soon.

BCAC & ARDCorp Annual General Meetings

April 16, 2020

The 2019 BCAC Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held virtually on April 16, 2020 via teleconference. The 2019 AGM will be held jointly with AgSafe BC and Investment Agriculture Foundation (IAF).

Contact us for more details.

AgTech Talks - How To Effectively Sell On Amazon

April 16, 2020

Learn about the 3 essential components of Amazon product listings that convert shoppers into buyers online. Danny Carlson walks through what he's learned through producing for than 1300 listings for his clients of the Kenji ROI agency.

More Information here.

AgTech Talks - Should I Buy Digital Advertising?

April 15, 2020

Join AgTech Talks as they examine all the different types of advertising including Facebook, Instagram, Google Search, Google Display, Google Shopping, Linkedin and Bing. This webinar will cover different types of advertising that best suit different business goals and objectives the strengths and weaknesses of the different types.

More Information here.

AgTech Talks - Take a tour of BCLocalRoot.ca - Online Market

April 15, 2020

If you are looking for a place to get your BC food or beverage product online, join AgTech Talks to learn about BCLocalRoot, a new Online Market specifically for BC products. Andrea Gray-Grant will take you through a tour of BCLocalRoot.ca so you can decide if it might be something that works for your business.

More Information here.

BC Grapegrowers' & BC Wine Grape Council AGM [Postponed]

April 9, 2020

BC Grapegrowers' Association will be hosting its annual AGM with the BC Wine Grape Council on April 9 in Penticton, in combination with its Grower Day. More details will be available soon.

More Information here.

Canadian Association of Farm Advisors: Investing In & Leasing BC Farmland [Cancelled]

April 8, 2020

Connect with other producers over lunch and learn more about farmland investing and leasing through Manulife.

Find more information and register here.

Get AgSafe with BC Young Farmers

April 2, 2020

Event Organizer:BC Young Farmers (BCYF) - BCYF invites you to join them virtually to learn about AgSafe. AgSafe strives to create a safe and healthy work environment in BC agriculture through outreach and education, training and consultation in all regions of the province. AgSafe services are free of charge to all agricultural employers in BC.

Register for the webinar here.

AgriStability Program - Webinar

April 2, 2020

The BC Ministry of Agriculture’s AgriStability program provides Canadian agricultural producers with an ongoing whole-farm risk management tool that provides protection against large declines that threaten the viability of their farm and are beyond their capacity to manage. This webinar will provide detailed overview of the program parameters and processes, recent changes and eligibility criteria.

Register for the webinar here.

BC Pork Producers' AGM [Postponed]

April 1, 2020

Event Organizer:BC Pork Producers' Association - Annual General Meeting to take place April 1, 2020 at the Quality Hotel in Abbotsford.

BC Raspberry AGM [Postponed]

March 31, 2020

Event Organizer: Raspberry Industry Development Council - Annual General Meeting to take place March 31, 2020.

Contact Lisa for more information

BCHPA Semi Annual Meeting [Postponed]

March 27-28, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Honey Producers' Association (BCHPA): Join the BC Honey Producers' Association for their semi-annual meeting taking place in Kamloops on March 27 and 28. The event includes the Business Meeting (March 27) and Spring Education Day (March 28).

More information here.

Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference - West [Cancelled]

March 23-24, 2020

AWC is created for every woman who is passionate about agriculture and food, whether you are a university or college student studying agriculture, producer, rancher, entrepreneur, representative of a grower association or corporate agribusiness. This event takes place at Hyatt Regency in Calgary, AB.

Register here.

COGA Session - Emerging Issues - Media Training [Postponed]

March 19, 2020

The Centre for Organizational Governance in Agriculture (COGA) will present a professional development session for directors, officers, management, and others of BC Agricultural Boards, Commissions and Associations. Taking place in Abbotsford, this workshop will focus on media training.

More information here

BC Strawberry Growers' Association AGM [Postponed]

March 19, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Strawberry Growers' Association - Annual General Meeting to take place March 19, 2020 at 1:00PM.

Contact Lisa for more information

Petals and Plates Farm Dinner [Cancelled]

March 14, 2020

Petals and Plates is a series of flower-focused farm dinners that highlight Canadian flower growers and their importance in our agricultural landscape. By combining local food, beer and wine, local floral designers and chefs, these dinners are an exciting, must-attend celebration of the diverse bounty that our local communities have to offer. This event includes a four course meal, music, tours, a flower crown bar, and take home flowers. Tickets are $100 each.

Tickets Available Here

BC Farmers’ Markets Conference

March 6-8, 2020

The annual BC Farmers’ Markets Conference will take place March 6-8, 2020 in Harrison Hot Springs. It is designed for farmers’ market organizers, growers, small-scale food processors, artisans, and agricultural and community leaders to network, acquire new contacts, gain new skills, and come away inspired to strengthen BC’s local food sector.

More information here

2020 BC Poultry Conference

March 4-6, 2020

Event Organizer: 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.

More information here

BC Cherry Association AGM

March 3, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Cherry Association- The BC Cherry Association’s annual AGM will take place on March 3, 2020 in Kelowna. The event will will consist of a short business meeting starting at 8:30 AM followed by a day of interesting presenters speaking on a variety of topics, and a reception following the main event.

More information here

BC Organic Conference 2020

February 28 - March 1, 2020

Event Organizer: Certified Organic Association of BC - Join COABC for their 2020 Conference at the Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport in Richmond. The conference provides educational and networking opportunities for new and established farmers, as well as for the general public.

More information here

Canadian Federation of Agriculture AGM

February 25-27, 2020

Event Organizer: Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA). The CFA AGM will take place from February 25-27, 2020 at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa.

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BC Tree Fruit Horticultural Symposium

February 25, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Fruit Growers' Association (BCFGA). The 2020 Tree Fruit Horticulture Symposium will be on Wednesday, February 25 in Kelowna.

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BC Traceability Workshop - Agriculture, Food & Seafood

February 20, 2020

Join the Canadian Association of Farm Advisors for lunch in Abbotsford on February 20, 2020, for the BC Traceability Funding Programs Workshop to learn more about programs funded under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.

More information here.

AgriService BC Webinar - Record Keeping for Your Farm Business

February 19, 2020

Thinking about improving your record keeping system? Curious about the range of integrated production and financial tracking options available? Join Andrea Gunner, P.Ag. as she reviews a variety of computer-based record keeping systems that integrate production records with financial record keeping.

More information here.

BC Fruit Growers' Association Annual Convention

February 11-12, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Fruit Growers' Association (BCFGA). BCFGA's Annual Convention will be held at the Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna on February 11 and 12, 2020.

More information here

Canada's Agriculture Day

February 11, 2020

Canada’s Agriculture Day in Ottawa, hosted by Agriculture More Than Ever, brings together people involved in Canadian agriculture, food and agribusiness. Spend the day with agvocates, industry leaders and youth from across Canada to discuss and share ideas about the future of food.

More information here

BC Farm & Ranch Wildfire Preparedness Workshops - Comox Valley

February 10, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative. Attend an agriculture and wildfire risk reduction workshop aimed at agricultural producers, wildfire response and emergency personnel, and local governments. Producers will gain knowledge on preparing for wildfires. The workshop is free, with lunch and refreshments provided.

Register here

Islands Agriculture Show 2020

February 7-8, 2020

The Islands Agriculture Show is the only agricultural trade show serving the farm and food community on Vancouver Island, the Coast and Gulf Islands. The Islands Agriculture Show provides a venue for farmers, rural landowners, farm organizations, equipment dealers, service providers and the general public to learn, connect and engage.

More information here

Pacific Agriculture Show 2020

January 30 - February 1, 2020

Event Organizer: JGS Events - The Pacific Agriculture Show will showcase the latest and most innovative equipment and technology for the agriculture industry. Join thousands of farmers and agri-food producers in comparing and investigating what over 300 exhibitors have to make your operation more efficient.

More information here

BC Agri-Food Industry Gala 2020

January 29, 2020 - 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 2019 gala here.

VBP+ Workshop Abbotsford

January 29, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Cattlemen's Association (BCCA). Join BCCA for the first Fraser Valley VBP+ Workshop of 2020. On Jan. 29, VBP+ will be at the Ministry of Agriculture office in Abbotsford for a workshop starting at 9am and running until 11:30am. Limited spaces are available. Contact Bree at 1-877-688-2333 or email to reserve your place.

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COGA Session - Governance: How the West Was Won!

January 23, 2020

The Centre for Organizational Governance in Agriculture (COGA) will present a professional development session for directors, officers, management, and others of BC Agricultural Boards, Commissions and Associations.Taking place in Abbotsford, this workshop will focus on addressing conflicts of interest, governance in regulated markets and more.

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BC Farm & Ranch Wildfire Preparedness Workshops - Tarrys

January 22, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative. Attend an agriculture and wildfire risk reduction workshop aimed at agricultural producers, wildfire response and emergency personnel, and local governments. Producers will gain knowledge on preparing for wildfires. The workshop is free, with lunch and refreshments provided.

Register here

BC Farm & Ranch Wildfire Preparedness Workshops - Merritt

January 18, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative. Attend an agriculture and wildfire risk reduction workshop aimed at agricultural producers, wildfire response and emergency personnel, and local governments. Producers will gain knowledge on preparing for wildfires. The workshop is free, with lunch and refreshments provided.

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BC Farm & Ranch Wildfire Preparedness Workshops - Salmon Arm

January 16, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative. Attend an agriculture and wildfire risk reduction workshop aimed at agricultural producers, wildfire response and emergency personnel, and local governments. Producers will gain knowledge on preparing for wildfires. The workshop is free, with lunch and refreshments provided.

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BC Farm & Ranch Wildfire Preparedness Workshops - Keremeos

January 14, 2020

Event Organizer: BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative. Attend an agriculture and wildfire risk reduction workshop aimed at agricultural producers, wildfire response and emergency personnel, and local governments. Producers will gain knowledge on preparing for wildfires. The workshop is free, with lunch and refreshments provided.

Register here

SAWP Employer Session - Osoyoos

January 9, 2020

Event Organizer: Western Agriculture Labour Initiative (WALI). WALI will be hosting a SAWP information session for employers at the Watermark Beach Resort Hotel in Osoyoos. The event runs from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The workshop is free and breakfast will be provided.

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SAWP Employer Session - Kelowna

January 8, 2020

Event Organizer: Western Agriculture Labour Initiative (WALI). WALI will be hosting a SAWP information session for employers at the Ramada Hotel in Kelowna. The event runs from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The workshop is free and breakfast will be provided. Email to Register