PAST EVENTS

PAST EVENTS

Dam Safety Management Workshop - Fort St. John

October 1, 2019

Event Organizer: Ministries of Agriculture and Forest, Land and Natural Resources - A free workshop for dam owners will take place in Fort St. John at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre on Tuesday, October 1. Topics include regulations, inspections, operation, maintenance, surveillance and more. Resource materials and lunch will be provided

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2019 Canadian Farm Writers' Conference

September 26 - 28, 2019

Event Organizer: BC Farm Writers' Association - The 2019 Canadian Farm Writers' Federation 2019 National Conference is taking place in New Westminister this year. Join writers from across Canada as they focus on Bridging the Rural-Urban Divide through tours and professional development.

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2019 CanWest Horticulture Expo

September 25 - 26, 2019

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 2019 at Tradex in Abbotsford.

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Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation: Webinar for Agriculture Stakeholders

September 25, 2019

Event Organizer: The Ministry of Environment is hosting a webinar to review the new Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation which comes into force September 15, 2019.

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National Agriculture Leaders' Debate

September 24, 2019

Event Organizer: Canadian Federation of Agriculture - The CFA will be hosting the Canadian Agriculture Leaders' Debate on September 24th. Watch Marie-Claude Bibeau (Liberal), Luc Berthold (Conservative), Alistair MacGregor for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford (NDP), and Kate Storey (Green) lay out their visions for the future of Canadian agriculture

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BC Young Farmers Tour - Prince George

September 21, 2019

Event Organizer: BC Young Farmers - Join the BCYF for their first ever tour in Prince George with stops at Kawano Farms and Bar K Ranch. This is a great opportunity for farmers between 19 and 40 to learn about agriculture in Prince George and discuss issues facing young Farmers.

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Dam Safety Management Workshop - Smithers

September 19, 2019

Event Organizer: Ministries of Agriculture and Forest, Land and Natural Resources - A free workshop for dam owners will take place in Smithers at the Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge on Thursday, September 19. Topics include regulations, inspections, operation, maintenance, surveillance and more. Resource materials and lunch will be provided

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Dam Safety Management Workshop - Vanderhoof

September 17, 2019

Event Organizer: Ministries of Agriculture and Forest, Land and Natural Resources - A free workshop for dam owners will take place at the Vanderhoof Community Event Centre on Tuesday, September 17. Topics include regulations, inspections, operation, maintenance, surveillance and more. Resource materials and lunch will be provided

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BC Potato Variety Field Day

August 22, 2019

Event Organizer: BC Potato and Vegetable Growers' Association - Join BCPVGA for their annual field day and check out new varieties of potatoes grown in BC.

AgriService BC Webinar - Organic Certification Regulation in BC

August 21, 2019

Event Organizer: BC Ministry of Agriculture - This presentation will provide an update on the recent Organic Certification Regulation and what it means for producers, processors, and retailers in B.C.

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Cranberry Field Day

August 20, 2019

Event Organizer: BC Cranberry Association - The Cranberry Field Day, taking place at the BC Cranberry Research Farm, will provide cranberry growers and other industry stakeholders the opportunity to meet with each other in an informal setting.

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BC Grain Producers Association AGM and Crop Tour

July 25, 2019

Event Organizer: BC Grain Producers Association - Join the BC Grain Producers Association for their annual AGM and Crop Tour. AGM will take place between 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM at the FSJ Campus of the Northern Lights College. The Crop Tour will be between 4:30 PM and 8:30 PM at the Northern Peace Research Farm.

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CFA Summer Board Meeting & FPT Roundtable

July 15-17, 2019

Farm leaders from across the country will gather in Québec to discuss agricultural priorities and strategies to attain them. There will also be a Federal-Provincial-Territorial roundtable, bringing together the Ministers of Agriculture from each province to discuss issues in agriculture.

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19th Biennial Enology & Viticulture Conference

July 15-16, 2019

Event Organizer: BC Wine Grape Council - This year's theme is Sustainable Winegrowing. Conference website coming February 2019.

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BC Berry Field Day

July 11, 2019

Event Organizer: Join BC berry growers at the BC Berries Field day on July 11 between 12 and 2. Event will include a tour of the raspberry breeding plot and sampling of raspberries and blueberries.

Summer Resources Fair for Migrant Workers

July 7, 2019

MOSAIC, Kamloops Immigrant Services, and the General Consulate of Mexico in Vancouver are hosting the Summer Resource Fair for Migrant Workers in Kamloops on July 7, 2019. Workshops will be available on topics including the Employment Standards Act, Workplace Safety, and Housing, Bullying & Harassment. Resource booths, games, prizes, lunch, and a soccer tournament will be open to all Temporary Foreign Workers in nearby areas. More info

International Blueberry Organization Summit 2019

June 24-26, 2019

Event Organizer: BC Blueberry Council - Join BCBC in beautiful Richmond, B.C. for the 2019 IBO Summit. Exhibitor booth spaces are available.

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AgriService BC Webinar: The Impact of Rising Interest Rates on Agriculture

June 19, 2019

The BC Ministry of Agriculture presents its next webinar on June 19, 2019 at 2pm. This webinar will focus on the impact on farming in an environment of increased interest rates and will be led by Tristan Skolrud, Assistant Professor of Agriculture and Resource Economics at the University of Saskatchewan. More Information

BC Blueberry AGM

June 18, 2019

Event Organizer: BC Blueberry Council - Annual General Meeting to take place June 18, 2019.

Pesticide Applicators Course

June 3-8, 2019

Learn the laws and bylaws that regulate the use of pesticides and prepare to write the Provincial Pesticide Applicator's Certification Exam for Agriculture. This course will be offered at UFV's Chilliwack campus June 3-8, 2019.

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BC Cattlemen's Coffee Shop Talks - Financial Management Webinar

June 4, 2019

Event Organizer: BC Cattlemen's Association - BC Cattlemen's would like to welcome all commodities to join in on these webinars. This next webinar will be discussing financial management on June 4, 2019 at 9am PST. Please share this within your organizations or with those you feel would be interested in any of the webinar topics.

More information or sign up by calling the BCCA office at 1-877-688-2333.

FoodProWest 2019

June 3, 2019

FoodProWest is the key industry buyers tradeshow and industry exhibition for all BC food, beverage, and natural health products processors. Join the BC Food Processors Association and connect with buyers, retailers, customers and key industry players on June 3, 2019 at the Parq Hotel Vancouver.

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BC Young Farmers Spring Farm Tour

May 31, 2019

Event Organizer: BC Young Farmers - Join like-minded young farmers as they tour Berezan Shrimp Company and Central Park Farms in Langley, BC on May 31st. Social to follow at Fraser Valley Cidery.

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BC Cattlemen's Coffee Shop Talks - Mentorship Webinar

May 28, 2019

Event Organizer: BC Cattlemen's Association - BC Cattlemen's would like to welcome all commodities to join in on these webinars. This next webinar will be discussing mentorship on May 28, 2019 at 8pm PST. Please share this within your organizations or with those you feel would be interested in any of the webinar topics.

More information or sign up by calling the BCCA office at 1-877-688-2333.

BC Cattlemen's Association AGM & Convention 2019

May 23-25, 2019

Event Organizer: BC Cattlemen's Association - This year's AGM and convention will take place in Williams Lake. The theme is "Ranching Strong: Managing for profitability in the cow/calf operation".

AgriService BC Webinar: Emerging Sectors in BC Aquaculture Aquaponics

May 22, 2019

The BC Ministry of Agriculture presents its next webinar on May 22, 2019 at 2pm. This webinar will cover Emerging Sectors in BC Aquaculture Aquaponics and will feature Myron Roth, the BC Ministry of Agriculture Team Lead for Aquaculture and Marine Fisheries. More Information

BC Berry Field Day 2019

May 16, 2019

Join BC berry growers at the 2019 BC Berry Field Day on May 16, 12:00-3:00 at Driediger Farms in Langley. Topics will include current best practices and prospective future methods for controlling Spotted Wing Drosophila in berry fields. Email to Register

BC Greenhouse Growers' Association AGM

April 17, 2019 - Abbotsford, BC

Event Organizer:BC Greenhouse Growers' Association - Annual General Meeting will take place at Hazelmere Golf Centre.

Contact Krista for more information.

BCAC & ARDCorp Annual General Meetings

April 11, 2019 - 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.

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BC Grapegrowers' Association AGM

April 4, 2019

Event Organizer:BC Grapegrowers' Association & BC Wine Grape Council - Join the BC Wine Grape Council and the BC Grapegrowers' Association for a Combined AGM and Grower Day. The day will include project updates and key note speakers. Early-bird Enology & Viticulture Conference Registration will begin.

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BC Cattlemen's Coffee Shop Talks - Employee Retention Webinar

April 4, 2019

BC Cattlemen's would like to welcome all commodities to join in on these webinars. This fourth webinar will be discussing employee retention on April 4, 2019 at 11 am PST. Please share this within your organizations or with those you feel would be interested in any of the webinar topics.

More information or sign up by calling the BCCA office at 1-877-688-2333.

BC Strawberry Growers' Association AGM

March 28, 2019

Event Organizer: BC Strawberry Growers' Association - Annual General Meeting to take place March 28, 2019.

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BC Raspberry AGM

March 26, 2019

Event Organizer: Raspberry Industry Development Council - Annual General Meeting to take place March 26, 2019.

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BC Honey Producers' Semi-Annual Business Meeting & Education Day

March 22-23, 2019

Event Organizer: BC Honey Producers' Association - This year's event will be held at the Coast Kamloops Hotel & Convention Centre.

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Ignite - FCC Young Farmer Summit

March 21, 2019

Event Organizer: Farm Credit Canada (FCC) - Register for this free event today - if you're under 40 and involved in agriculture, agribusiness or agri-food, Ignite is the place for you. Space is limited. Reception to follow.

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Transition Planning Workshop for Farm Families

March 20, 2019

Event Organizer: Farm Management Canada - Is your farm in a state of transition? Are you looking to start the succession conversation? 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 the elephants in the room that are preventing or hindering succession planning back on the farm. Registration includes hot breakfasts, lunches, snacks and a copy of Do the Tough Things Right by Elaine Froese.

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AgriServiceBC Webinar: How to Get a Licence to Produce Liquor on ALR Land

March 13, 2019

Event Organizer: BC Ministry of Agriculture - Although two thirds of British Columbia alcohol is produced on agriculture land, farmers find the alcohol licensing system to be an intimidating barrier to entry. As the Provincial Liquor Manufacturing Inspector, Randy will provide a map to navigate all levels of the licensing process.

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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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Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference

March 11-12, 2019

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 the Hyatt Regency Calgary.

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BC Producer Workshop

March 6, 2019 - Abbotsford, BC

Do you want to feel more confident when engaging in conversations with consumers? Do you want tips and tools to strengthen trust with the non-farming public? Then register for this free producer workshop.. Register here

2019 BC Poultry Conference

February 27 - March 1, 2019

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.

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AgriServiceBC Webinar: The Cherry Industry: A Made in B.C. Success Story

February 27, 2019

Event Organizer: BC Ministry of Agriculture - Production, harvest and handling practices to optimize fruit quality. Presenter: Peter Toivonen, Ph.D. Research Scientist, Postharvest Physiology, AAFC, Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre, Summerland, B.C. Peter is an expert in the post-harvest physiology of fresh-picked fruits and vegetables, has a lengthy list of publications and has a strong international profile in the field of postharvest research and science of fruits and vegetables.

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"Grow Your Food Business" Workshop Series

Take a closer look at the basics on business planning, market access, financial planning, labelling & packaging, distribution and digital strategy in this one-day workshop. Ready for a deeper dive into business planning for a food processing business? There workshops are taking place in 6 communities across the province from January 22-March 7, 2019.

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COABC 2019 Conference

February 22 - 24, 2019

Event Organizer: Certified Organic Associations of BC - COABC members from all over the province attend this annual conference, which focuses on sharing technical information, resources, and time to celebrate the organic community.

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BC Cherry AGM

February 21, 2019

Event Organizer: BC Cherry Association - The annual general meeting will take place in Kelowna.

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BC Cattlemen's Coffee Shop Talks - Succession Planning Webinar

February 20, 2019

BC Cattlemen's would like to welcome all commodities to join in on these webinars. The second webinar will be discussing succession planning on February 20th, 2019 at 7pm PST. Please share this within your organizations or with those you feel would be interested in any of the webinar topics.

More information or sign up by calling the BCCA office at 1-877-688-2333.

BC Tree Fruit Horticultural Symposium

February 20, 2019

Event Organizer: BC Fruit Growers' Association - The 2019 Tree Fruit Horticulture Symposium will be on Wednesday, February 20 in Kelowna at Trinity Baptist Church.

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BC Fruit Growers' Association 130th Annual Convention

February 12 - 13, 2019

Event Organizer: BC Fruit Growers' Association - The 130th Annual Convention and AGM will take place at the Penticton Lakeside Resort.

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AgriServiceBC Webinar: What to Do When Your Birds Get Sick

February 13, 2019

Event Organizer: BC Ministry of Agriculture - An overview of recommended procedures for small flock poultry owners in the face of a disease event, including recognizing disease, self-quarantine and lab submission. Presenters: Dr. Victoria Bowes, Veterinary Avian Pathologist, B.C. Ministry of Agriculture, and Dr. Tony Redford, Veterinary Avian Pathologist, B.C. Ministry of Agriculture.

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Islands Agriculture Show

February 1 - 2, 2019

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.

This year’s Islands Agriculture Show covers a range of topics including soil compaction, wire worm control, land matching, small scale food processing, industrial hemp, financing and more. Register for the Agriculture Show conference sessions.

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BC Cattlemen's Coffee Shop Talks Webinar Series - Mental Health

January 31, 2019

BC Cattlemen's would like to welcome all commodities to join in on these webinars, with the first webinar discussing mental health on January 31, 2019 at 7pm PST. The second webinar will be discussing succession planning on February 20th, 2019 at 7pm PST. Please share this within your organizations or with those you feel would be interested in any of the webinar topics.

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Top 10 Farm Financial Mistakes and How to Avoid Them with Rossworn Henderson LLP:

January 26th, 2019

Using interactive audience participation and professional farm accounting expertise, we will discuss some common pitfalls, strategies to stay on track, and existing resources available to help you and your agriculture business thrive.

The next workshop takes place Saturday, January 26th in Quesnel at the Quesnel & District Seniors’ Centre. If you want to RSVP for the event, please email Marisa.Nightingale@gov.bc.ca

Pacific Agriculture Show

January 24-26, 2019

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.

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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. Tickets can be purchased here. See photos from the 2018 gala here. Feel free to like, tag or share!

COGA Session: Strategic Planning and Goal Setting

January 17, 2019

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

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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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2018 EVENTS

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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