The BCFC coordinates annual Field Days and Workshops to help producers keep up to date with the latest develops in the industry and connect with others in the industry. Interested in coordinating an event near you? Contact our manager (firstname.lastname@example.org; 250-564-4115 loc233)- we love collaborating with other associations to make things happen.
Sustainable & Profitable Ranching with Steve Kenyon (Kootenay and Boundary Farm Advisors)
When: January 9th and 10th, 2019
Where: Cranbrook and Greenwood, BC, respectively
What: Steve Kenyon is well respected in the agriculture community for his business management and innovative ideas and is also a regular contributor to Canadian Cattlemen Magazine. Steve runs a custom grazing business in Alberta under the name of Greener Pastures Ranching, where they run just over 1200 head of livestock on 3000 acres of leased land. Steve uses a combination of intensive cell grazing, dormant season grazing, swath grazing, crop residue grazing and bale grazing to pasture cattle year round. Steve’s presentation will cover soil building, water management, grazing plans, bale grazing and economic viability. For more information this FREE event, visit https://www.kbfa.ca/events.
Top 10 Farm Financial Mistakes & How to Avoid Them
When: January 26th 2019 (9a.m.-3p.m.)
Where: Quesnel & District Seniors’ Centre, Quesnel, BC
What: The goals of this workshop are to 1) share experience and overview about what solid farm financial management looks like, 2) using interactive audience participation and professional farm accounting expertise, they will discuss some common pitfalls, strategies to stay on track, and existing resources available to help you and your agriculture business thrive, 3) leave participants with a better understanding of their individual farm finances and/or next step for improvement (each participant leaves with top 3 action items for implementation!) and 4) raise awareness of the BC Ministry of Agriculture Business Risk Management Programs peer support and importance of maintaining regional industry associations.
RSVP to Marisa.Nightingale@gov.bc.ca by January 16th.
Young Agrarians: Williams Lake Mixer
When: February 9th to 10th, 2019
Where: Thompson Rivers University, Williams Lake Campus
What: The first YA event in the Cariboo, this year’s Williams Lake Mixer will include two full days of workshops and sessions that will sharpen your farm and business skills, and build connections with other new farmers. There will be two streams of content that will kick start new farmers, and that will deepen the knowledge and success of those with a few seasons in their pocket. There will be a potluck Saturday night, and share your stories at the Farmers Slideshow! Cost is a sliding scale $50-100. Please pay what you can, but no body will be turned away due to lack of funds—volunteer work trades are available. More information, including schedule outline, at: http://youngagrarians.org/williamslakemixer2019/
Grazing Management Webinar (Beef Cattle Research Council)
When: February 12th, 2019
What: During this webinar you will hear from grazing experts on different grazing management techniques that can help your pastures to become more productive and profitable. Speakers TBA. To learn more, and to register, visit: http://www.beefresearch.ca/resources/webinars.cfm
Cover Crops (Beef Cattle Research Council)
When: March 26th, 2019
What: Join Jillian Bainard, PhD, Research Scientist at Agriculture Agri-Food Canada in Swift Current, SK, to discuss cover crops. Cover crops can have many benefits including improving soil health and prolonging the grazing season. To learn more, and to register, visit: http://www.beefresearch.ca/resources/webinars.cfm
November 14-15th – CFGA is hosting its 9th Annual Conference, “Foundation Forage: Built From the Ground Up,” in Calgary, Alberta.
November 27-28th – Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association is thrilled to be holding our first-ever Regenerative Agriculture Conference in Brandon, using the theme “Adapting to Today’s Food and Farm World“.
August 25th – BCFC 2018 Field Day – at Roddie Creek Ranch, Quesnel, BC
August 26th – BCFC Annual General Meeting – Quesnel, BC