Upcoming Agriculture Events You Can Attend From Your Couch
There is no shortage of online events and learning opportunities to take advantage of this season. We’ve put together a list of events not to miss.
Conferences & Events
BC Agriculture Council: Pacific Agriculture Show
January 28, 2021
Join the BC Agriculture Council and Pacific Agriculture Show for a virtual BC Agri-Food Industry Gala. Registration is free for participants and will include access to the Industry Gala, exhibit hall and Ag Innovation Forum.
BC Farmers’ Market Virtual Conference
February 1 - 19, 2021
The BC Farmers’ Market Conference has moved online for 2021. There are many events and workshops throughout the month of February. Some highlights include regional roundtables, promoting Farmers’ Markets in a pandemic and marketing CSA.
FarmFolk CityFolk: Virtual Seedy Saturday Conference
February 19 - 21, 2021
FarmFolk CityFolk presents the first ever online Seedy Saturday Conference! This virtual event will facilitate networking within the BC seed community, learn about seed saving and organize seed swaps.
Regeneration Canada: Living Soils Symposium 2021
February 22 - 26, 2021
Join Regeneration Canada for their fourth annual Living Soils Symposium. This event focuses on the “connection between regenerating soil and restoring water cycles, given the key role of water on climate and resilience.” Attend virtual panels, networking opportunities and workshops.
Certified Organic Associations of BC Conference
February 27 - 28, 2021
The BC Certified Organic Conference is back in 2021 for two days of online events, workshops, guest speakers and webinars.
The organization will be releasing a podcast for attendees to listen to before the conference to allow listeners to learn at their own pace. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask podcast guests questions on the weekend of the conference!
Webinars & Roundtables
BC Beef Producers Weekly Webinars
January 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2021
The BC Beef Producers are hosting online webinars each Wednesday evening in January.
Find recordings of past webinars and registration here (bottom of page).
AgriService BC Webinars
Explore many pre-recorded learning opportunities from the Government of BC in the coming weeks, including:
● Small Farm Business Acceleration Pilot Program
● BC Land Matching Program: Farmland Leasing 101
● Farm Classification
Central Kootenay Food Policy Council: Pandemic & Food Systems Roundtable
First Thursday of every month, 2:30-4 p.m. MST.
Next meeting is February 4, 2021
The Food Policy Council hosts roundtable events for those involved in food processing, nonprofits and agriculture to convene and connect regarding food systems during the pandemic.
Last but not least, keep an eye out for upcoming KBFA events. In March, we’ve got upcoming in-person and online events. We’ll be hosting a tree pruning field day on March 2 in Creston and March 3 in Salmo.
On March 2, we’ve got a Producer Panel on Pasture Rejuvenation online, so you can tune in remotely!