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Miss an event? Check out our archived events page with photos, summaries, resources and event handouts. 

Upcoming KBFA Events 

Beef Cattle Nutrition
Presentation
Creston, December 9 & Cranbrook, December 10

Creston: Monday, December 9, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Creston Hotel, 1418 Canyon Street

Cranbrook: Tuesday, December 10, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

     Kootenay Livestock Association Office, 1525 Cranbrook Street N

Beef producers are invited to join Dr. Mark Cameron of Nutrisource for a presentation and discussion on forage quality for cattle production. Topics include:

  • Beef cow nutrition

  • Understanding feed ingredients and forage quality

  • How to interpret feed analysis

  • Fetal Development and Nutritional Programming – How you impact your calves?

  • Participants are encouraged to bring their feed analysis reports for discussion. 

Presenter: Mark Cameron, PhD, Director of Nutrition at Nutrisource Inc.

Mark has over 25 years experience in the agriculture industry and has a practical approaching to assisting customers with nutritional & farm management expertise. He earned his Master’s in Dairy Science from the University of Illinois and his PhD in Animal Nutrition-Ruminant. 

Registration (Forage Presentation)

Year-Round Sustainable Grazing Systems 
Workshop
Cranbrook, January 8 & 9, 2020

Date: January 8 & 9, 2020

Location: Cranbrook Heritage Inn, 803 Cranbrook Street North

Cost: $200 per person or $300 per 'farm unit' (2 people from the same farm)

Join Steve Kenyon for a two-day intensive business management and grazing school that includes; economics, finances, human resources, grazing, cell design, rejuvenation, the grazing chart, dormant season grazing, swath grazing and bale grazing. The workshop delves deep into the production side of a ranching and the business of profitable ranching.

VIEW THE DRAFT AGENDA HERE

Registration (Year-Round Grazing)

Agri-tourism as a Diversification Tool for BC Farms
Presentation
Revelstoke, Invermere and Creston​

Dates:

Revelstoke, February 26

Invermere, February 27

Creston, February 28

 

Join professor and farmer Nicole Vaugeois for a presentation about agri-tourism as a diversification tool for BC farms.  The workshop will highlight data and statistics on agri-tourism potential in the Province and allow farmers to determine if agri-tourism is a good fit for their farms by exploring the benefits, costs, changes and investments that can be involved.

Presenter: Nicole Vaugeois is the Associate Vice-President of Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity at Vancouver Island University.  She was born in Alberta and spent most of her youth on a mixed family farm near Wildwood. Nicole and her team wrote the Guide for Farm Diversification through Agri-Tourism.

Registration coming soon