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Upcoming KBFA Events
COVID - 19 and in-person field days
KBFA is following Health Canada and Worksafe BC recommendations for COVID-19.
If non-essential travel restrictions are brought back, the field days will be postponed.
All activities are hosted outside in a spacious setting.
STAY HOME if you don't feel well.
Workshop: Seed Production as a Diversification Tool for BC Farms
Tools, Resources and Field Demonstration
Argenta: Thursday, October 22 , 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Winlaw: Friday, October 23, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Grand Forks: Saturday, October 24, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Topics covered include:
- Seed production resources & equipment
Business resources, marketing and the BC Eco-seed Co-op
Seed cleaning best practices
Demonstration on how to clean seed
Clean your seed! Producers are invited to bring their veggie seeds to clean. Grain and cover crop seeds can also be cleaned but please contact us in advance to ensure that we have the right equipment for your volume of seed (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Note: please dress for the weather and bring your own snack and refreshments
Argenta (Oct. 22, 1pm- 3pm)
Vince McIntyre's Farm: Turn right off Hwy 31 onto Duncan Lake Rd (following Argenta/Jonhson's landing sign), cross a big bridge and keep going strait (following the Jumbo/Monica Meadows sign), keep going for about 5 min and next opening on the left you will see a farm house, barn & machinery.
Workshop's focus: cleaning a large quantity of grain and buckwheat seed.
Winlaw (Oct.23, 1pm - 3pm)
Hummingbird Farm, 4380 Slocan River Road
Workshop's focus: presentation by David Catzel about available seed growing resources, the BC Seeds Program and hands-on flower seed cleaning.
Grand Forks (Oct. 24, 10am - 12pm)
Turn West Farm, 5070 Almond Gardens Road
Workshop's focus: presentation by David Catzel about available seed growing resources, the BC Seeds Program and hands-on seed cleaning.
Learn about Grand Forks' seed bank and community seed saving group.
The BC Seeds Program is a project of FarmFolk CityFolk and a regional partner for the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security.
Range Field Day: Targeted Grazing & Distribution Tools
Cranbrook: Tuesday, October 27, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
About: Join rangeland ecologist Amanda Miller, rangeland practitioner Tim Ross and local rancher Jordy Thibeault to discuss the preliminary results of a targeted grazing pilot program which is being evaluated in its ability to address fine fuel loads and wildfire risk. Disucssions will focus on what targeted grazing is, how it can be utilized, and distribution tools that managers can use to achieve specific management goals, such as portable watering and fencing systems.
The pilot is a project of BC Cattlemen’s Association, the Ministry of Agriculture, FLNRORD and local tenure holders. Field day is coordinated by KBFA. Read more about the pilot here.
Locations & Agenda:
12:00 pm: Gold Creek Road (near Phillips reservoir)
· Pilot project introduction and findings
· TG as a tool to address fuel loading
· Distribution discussion (fencing and water for TG pilot)
1:00 pm: Jordy’s Ranch, Jordy's Ranch, 1550, 46 Ave S
· Review of tools in field – electric fencing
· Discussion on watering
· Community engagement/support