Pasture Assessment Training Workshops

August 8 – 10, 2023 – Vernon, B.C.

Agenda Overview

Field Day – Pasture Assessment Training for Field Staff & Agrologists
Tuesday – August 8th – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday – August 9th – 8a.m. to 10a.m

Cost: $30/person ($50/2 people) to cover food and refreshments. Pay online or e-transfer to

Over a day and a half, this training session is for Professional Agrologists and field staff who are interested in exploring pasture assessment protocols and monitoring tools in BC.

Topics Covered:

  • Plant ID (including weeds)
  • Intro to Soil Characteristics
  • Rangeland Health
  • BC Grazing Management Guide – Native & Tame Assessments
  • Other Pasture Scorecards Available
  • Grazing Response Index
  • Purpose of Assessment and Monitoring Tools & Determining Appropriate Use

The field days will occur in the Vernon area (ranch location to be confirmed). Written materials for review will be provided prior to the event, with physical copies provided the day of. Directions and details to be provided to all paid registrants at least one week in advance.

Field Day – Pasture Assessment & Monitoring for Ranchers & Farmers
Wednesday – August 9th – 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A field day for ranchers and farmers interested in learning about how to do pasture assessments and use monitoring tools to make informed, on-farm grazing management decisions.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Plant (& Weed) ID
  • Learn how to use the BC Pasture Assessment Protocol
  • Demonstration of practical, on-farm tools to use to help make decisions – such as soil characteristics, photo points, new apps and more!

1-on-1 Mentor Site Visit (Limited Availability; Geographic Restrictions)
Thursday – August 10th

Producer participants can sign up to have a mentor visit their operation (at no cost) to discuss grazing systems and support with pasture assessments. While our mentors are in the area for the event, they are keen to visit with producers at their operations to learn more about their goals and needs.

When you register for the event, a few additional details will be required to help our producers prepare for the visit as best as possible. There are only a few spots available, and they will be filled first-come, first-serve. You have the option to select a mentor if you’ve worked with them before, but we’ll be juggling supply and demand!

If not all spots are confirmed before our event, there may be an option to sign up the day before.