Blog Category: Events

MAR 4-24, 2021: SPEC Small Farm Sessions

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 26, 2021

SPEC Small Farm Session Poster 2021

The SPEC Small Farm Sessions are back for 2021 in a virtual format! 🐞🍃🌾 This March they are offering 3 interactive online sessions that they promise will not be your average zoom presentations! Register for 1 or all 3 – March 4, 8, and 24, from 10 am – 11:30 am for $5 – $10. These 1.5 hour sessions will give you a chance to ask experts specific questions, and receive advice on common challenges faced by farmers in Metro and the Fraser Valley. Session topics include sustainable soil management, integrated pest management and restoring degraded soils. You will also … Continue reading MAR 4-24, 2021: SPEC Small Farm Sessions

MARCH 3, 2021: Planning for Non-Family Farm Transition

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 26, 2021

Darcy Smith Land Matcher Metro Vancouver Fraser Valley

Join Darcy Smith for a webinar on Non-Family Farm Transition with the BC Ministry of Agriculture! Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Time: 11:00 am – 12:00pm Presenter: Darcy Smith, Young Agrarians Register: Register here Webinar Description: This webinar provides both current and entering farmers with a framework for understanding transition of farms and farmland outside the family, along with information and considerations about different possible pathways to non-family transition. In this webinar, Darcy will introduce concepts and tools to apply to alternative farm transition, from setting a vision to identifying models and assessing feasibility, as well as case stories that … Continue reading MARCH 3, 2021: Planning for Non-Family Farm Transition

MAR 15, 2021: Urban Farming Workshop Webinar (Victoria, BC)

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on February 24, 2021

Would you like to become an urban farmer and learn how to create your own agriculture business in the city? We’re excited to bring you this event where you will learn the basics of running your own farming business in an urban landscape! ABOUT THE EVENT Join us for a FREE virtual 3-hour workshop on urban farming March 15th at 5PM where you could learn about the basic skills needed to run a successful urban farm! During this time, we will discuss: Farm design Farm management Farm operations Farm Economics Revenue streams & selling product Some of the necessary skills to create … Continue reading MAR 15, 2021: Urban Farming Workshop Webinar (Victoria, BC)

MAR 3- 5: Organic Alberta Conference – Revitalizing the Web: Cultivating Crops and Community

Posted by Dana Penrice on February 17, 2021

Do you miss going to gatherings where you can meet new people who are into organic and ecological agriculture, catch up with old friends, and discuss the latest research or innovations that might apply to your farm? We miss that too. We’re moving online this year, but we aren’t sacrificing the personal connections that make our conferences so special. The work that farmers do in cultivating connections between people, food, and soil is more important than ever. We’re here to support your learning and to help create and strengthen new links in our farm communities. This is your chance to … Continue reading MAR 3- 5: Organic Alberta Conference – Revitalizing the Web: Cultivating Crops and Community

Mar 1: Connecting Land and Water: Stories from the Eastern Slope

Posted by Dana Penrice on February 17, 2021

Join Cows & Fish on Monday, March 1st at 7 pm for a screening of Connecting Land and Water: Stories from the Eastern Slopes, followed by an open discussion period with a panel of guests featured in the film.   This film features inspiring stories of the people Cows and Fish has worked with; the landowners, user groups, and partner organizations, that have undertaken riparian stewardship projects in Alberta’s Eastern Slopes. The intent of this video series is to showcase local champions involved in stewardship, highlighting the reasons why they implemented management changes, how Cows and Fish and other partners … Continue reading Mar 1: Connecting Land and Water: Stories from the Eastern Slope

Resources & Recap – Columbia Basin Mixer 2021

Posted by Alex on January 07, 2021

Thank you to everyone who has been participating in the Columbia Basin Mixer! We’ve had some incredible workshops so far and we can’t wait to share all the great learning with everyone. On this page, you’ll find the needs and opportunities that people wish to share, many farming resources to help you bring your farming to the next level, and a recap of all the workshops (including recordings where possible) from the Mixer. Enjoy the resources and recap for the Columbia Basin Mixer! Don’t forget to check out the full schedule for the Columbia Basin Mixer and to register for … Continue reading Resources & Recap – Columbia Basin Mixer 2021

JAN 12, 2021: Farm Transition Appreciation Day

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 05, 2021

farm transition appreciation day

The first-ever Farm Transition Appreciation Day (FTADay) is taking place online and on farms across Canada on January 12, 2021! What is Farm Transition Appreciation Day? FTADay celebrates all the steps in farm transition planning – from encouraging the first conversations to signing your wills. No matter where families are on the transition journey, all generations of farmers can take advantage of the free learning opportunities being offered by experts on farm transition planning and communication issues on Jan 12. These virtual webinars are organized by Farm Management Canada, sponsored by Farm Life Financials and with offerings from many in … Continue reading JAN 12, 2021: Farm Transition Appreciation Day

Dec 15: Online – Marketing and Merchandizing Strategies for Local Business Start-Ups

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 10, 2020

When: Tue, Dec 15, 2020 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM MST This webinar explores marketing strategies including image, display, curb appeal, merchandising techniques and other tools to attract customers to your business and secure sales. Eileen Kotowich and Karen Goad with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry will be presenters for this webinar. Register here:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8836227806381755662 Photo by Mack Male via Flickr

Dec 3: WEBINAR – New On-Farm Slaughter Regulations in Alberta

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 16, 2020 4 Comments

The new On-Farm Slaughter Operation License under the Meat Inspection Act and Meat Inspection Regulation offers exciting opportunities for farmers in Alberta. Learn about what this means for you and get your questions answered at this free webinar.  WHEN: December 3rd, 2020 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm WHERE: Online. Join us from the comfort of your couch, office, tractor, compost heap – wherever you find yourself able to tune in! RSVP:  Register for this FREE online webinar here https://bit.ly/3lvyclL. You’ll receive a link to join the session either by computer, mobile or phone. RECORDING: You can watch the On-Farm Slaughter Regulations Webinar recording here.  … Continue reading Dec 3: WEBINAR – New On-Farm Slaughter Regulations in Alberta

January 2021: ONLINE – Columbia Basin Mixer

Posted by Alex on November 05, 2020 2 Comments

Missed the Columbia Basin Mixer but want to check out the recordings and resources? You can find all that as well as the participants’ needs and opportunities list on the Columbia Basin Mixer Recap & Resources page! Join us online for farm workshops and networking at the Columbia Basin Mixer! This year’s mixer will be hosted virtually throughout the month of January. Although we are not able to gather in person, we’re excited to bring you a stellar line-up of speakers from across the Columbia Basin and beyond! Join us for discussions about Indigenous land stewardship, growing your farm, online … Continue reading January 2021: ONLINE – Columbia Basin Mixer