BC YOUNG FARMERS – BCAC

About BC Young Farmers

BC Young Farmers (BCYF) is a working committee within BCAC that believes in moving agriculture into the future. BCYF has a strong following of young farmers with small and large operations alike. BCYF assists young farmers in B.C. aged 19-40 with information, education and support to ensure farming remains a success in our province. Through their events and workshops, their networks have an opportunity to expand their knowledge and exchange ideas that can positively influence farming in B.C.



BCYF Events

Farm Fest Session 2 - Farm Finance FAQs

Wednesday, February 9th, 6:00-7:00pm PST

Join Connor Watson and Cole Hofman from TD Agriculture Services for answers to the common questions they hear from young farmers - such as how a bank assesses your debt serviceability, and managing cash flow in a seasonal business.


REGISTER HERE >>

Farm Fest Session 3 - Getting the Most out of an Environmental Farm Plan

Thursday, February 10th, 6:00-7:00pm PST

Andrew Bennett (MSc, PAg, CID) will present on the benefits of the BC Environmental Farm Plan program to farms in all sectors. This free, confidential, one-on-one consultation and risk assessment with an independent planning advisor opens access to a wide range of funding opportunities to improve your farm and reduce environmental risks.


REGISTER HERE >>


BCYF Updates and Useful Links
BCYF Updates

BC Young Farmers is proud of the reach of our adapted 2021 New Entrant Skill Development Program, which supports young farmers in gaining access to the skills they need to reach their farming potential. Watch for the announcement of our next season late 2021. This program is funded through the governments of Canada and British Columbia as part of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a $3 billion federal-provincial-territorial initiative to strengthen the agriculture, agrifood and agri-based product sector.

To be the first to know when the program relaunches, join our mailing list.


 


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Tips of feeding cattle in the coldPRFA WEBINAR: Feeding During the Freeze, Feb 3rd @ 7pm
Catherine Lang will discuss Winter Feed Management: managing the feed pile with grain & straw in the ration, managing poor quality feeds, safely using “problem” feeds, and understanding a feed test.
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CFA is putting on a Webinar on January 25 be sure to register5G Connectivity for Agriculture – What does this mean for Canadian Farmers?

Be sure to SAVE THE DATE & Register for CFA/TELUS webinar on January 25th at 3:00pm – 4:00pm EST

The webinar registration link is: bit.ly/3neHllG

What’s the Panel About?

Agriculture is in the midst of a digital revolution. As farmers, ranchers, and agri-food businesses transition to digitized practices and management systems, the sector faces a range of opportunities to leverage new and innovative technologies to enhance the sustainability and productivity of Canada’s agri-food industry.

As the next big innovation enabler, it’s estimated that 5G will add as much as $40 billion to Canada’s GDP within five years, and another $500 billion in value could be added to the global gross domestic product if connectivity is successfully implemented in the agriculture industry.

But reliable connectivity remains a hurdle in making this a reality in Canada. Nearly all urban Canadian households have reliable broadband internet, but only 37% of households do in rural areas where farmers tend to live and work to produce food, not to mention connectivity in the field.

As Canada prepares for the vast changes that are coming with 5G, Canadians living outside large urban centers will continue to be shortchanged without a fundamental shift in policy. The government is currently consulting on how it will roll out 5G connectivity across Canada - this provides our sector an opportunity to help shape public policy to bridge the digital divides that exist today.

As we look ahead to a future with 5G, we can unlock the possibilities of data driven agriculture in which farmers, agronomists, and scientists will have more information than ever to drive new, more precise methods of farming. We can also expect semi-autonomous to fully-autonomous farming capabilities and farm operations vehicles, a multitude of sensor devices, augmented reality, and real-time decision making on-farm, based on data from those devices – 5G can support all of that to help farmers produce more sustainably while increasing public trust.

Register for our discussion on 5G Connectivity and what it means for Canadian Farmers to learn more, and hear about how you can help ensure our farmers get connected and have access to the best technology possible, all powered by a 5G network.

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BCYF Committee

Rudi Meier - Chair


Rebecca Senicar - Vice Chair


Samuel Glasgow


Russell Rietsema


Erin Harris




Scott Fadden - Ex Officio


Sarah Mortenson - Ex Officio


Jag Sahi - Ex Officio



BCYF Sponsors

Please click our Platinum Gold and Silver level sponsors to view their sites and support their businesses. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, or renewing your sponsorship, see our current Sponsorship Package.


Champion Sponsors

 
BC YOUNG FARMERS

TD's agriculture specialists understand the factors that affect farming in Canada and are committed to building a long-term relationship with you. They can provide banking solutions to help you expand your operations, improve your cash flow, and finance equipment, quota or livestock.

FCC

FCC is the only lender 100% invested in Canadian agriculture and food. FCC builds strong relationships and shares knowledge and expertise with thousands of customers across the country.


Scotiabank

Scotiabank has been providing financial services to Canadian farms and agri-businesses for more than 185 years. Their Agricultural Specialists come from agriculture and farming backgrounds to better understand & serve your business.

West Coast Robotics

West Coast Robotics is BC's leader in robotic milking & feeding equipment. Experienced and knowledgeable sales and service staff are available to provide 24/7 technical support and service.



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BCYF assists young farmers in BC with information, education and support to ensure farming remains a success in our province! Through our events & workshops, our members have an opportunity to expand their knowledge and exchange ideas that can positively influence farming in BC.

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For more information about BC Young Farmers or to learn how to get involved, please email us or use the contact form provided below.

     

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    Mailing Address: BC Young Farmers c/o BC Agriculture Council, Unit #1 – 2650 Progressive Way, Abbotsford, BC V2T 6H9