The purpose of the BC Forage Council is to promote growth and development of a viable forage industry for domestic and export markets. It was established to provide a unified voice for forage crop producers, representing all sectors of the industry.

More specifically, the society has the following purpose:

  • Economic growth and development of the industry.
  • Member involvement in planning and coordinating industry development.
  • Establishment of a forum for exchange of information.
  • Efficient and effective coordination at the local, provincial and national levels.
  • Optimum use of equipment, supplies and services for efficient production, marketing and utilization of forage products.
  • Reduce soil erosion and water pollution by the use of forages.

In order to meet these purposes, the BC Forage Council will pursue activities including the following:

  • Recommending and supporting policies and programs that will enhance the forage industry.
  • Encouraging effective means of communication to inform the forage industry of activities, research results, producer innovations, managment and technology.
  • Promoting good management and efficient employment of factors of production and utilizations (e.g. seed, fertilizer, machinery, structures, inoculants).
  • Identify research and technology-transfer needs.
  • Identify specific needs for genetic improvement of forage crops.
  • Identify current management levels and trends in the forage industry.
  • Encouraging the formation of local chapters of the Council.
  • Supporting the Canadian Forage and Grassland Association and other associations with similar objectives.
  • Recognizing individuals who have made outstanding contributions to forage industry development.
  • Conducting forage conferences and forage competitions.