Events

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 (bcfc@bcforagecouncil.com; 250-564-4115 ext. 2233) – we love collaborating with other associations to make things happen.

Upcoming Events

Online Grazing Club

Time: Wednesdays from 6 – 8pm PT

Dates: January 11th – February 15th

Join us for six free informative sessions on Advanced Grazing Systems!

The goal of the online Grazing Club is to provide additional resources to producers who want to enhance their grazing systems. The club will complement the national AGS online program, as we focus on the BC context, have hands-on activities, answer questions, & build a network of support. Access resources to develop your own grazing management plan and use it to apply for OFCAF cost-share funding.

Click the link below to register and be sure to follow up on Facebook for any updates!


BCFC Annual General Meeting

Join BCFC at our Annual General Meeting on Friday, Dec 9 from 1p.m. – 4:30p.m. where members discuss business matters, ask all their questions and learn about current and future programs and projects. Everyone is welcome to attend this FREE event.

The AGM will be hosted at the TRU Williams Lake Campus (register here to attend in person), and will have a virtual option available (register here to attend virtually).


Grazing Workshop – Williams Lake

Following our AGM, we are hosting our Grazing Management Workshop on Dec 10 and 11, from 10a.m. – 4:30p.m., at the Ramada Convention Centre in Williams Lake.

The workshop features speakers with real Cariboo experience, joining us to dig into advanced grazing principles, including topics such as forage supply analysis and carrying capacity of the land, animal nutrition and fencing systems. Plus, an opportunity to get one-on-one support towards developing a Grazing Management Plan with one of our Grazing Mentors (details below)!

At the workshop, we will provide information on new grazing programming from Canadian Forage and Grassland Association that we’re delivering provincially — including how to access cost-share funding to help you implement your Grazing Management Plan through the On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF). 

Workshop registration fees covers lunch, snacks and beverages over the two days: $20 for a single ticket, or $35 for two people (same operation).


Sign up for One-on-One with a Grazing Mentor!

Are you interested in the opportunity to sign up for one-on-one time with a Grazing Mentor to discuss your project idea(s) & work on finalizing an application for funding?!

You must sign up in advance to secure a spot, and connect with your mentor before the workshop (detailed above) to provide baseline information.

Important: a grazing plan costs $1,750 to complete, and the OFCAF will reimburse $1,500 — and you’ll leave the session with your application for a Grazing Plan submitted!

Spots for the afternoon Application Workshop are limited. To join the waiting list for this aspect of the workshop, you can register below.