Upcoming events

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - 08:30

Risk Management Workshop
for Tree Fruit and Grape Growers

Brought to you by Farm Management Canada and the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Farm life can be unpredictable, even on the best days - weather, pests, market conditions, relationships, and more recently, COVID-19 can affect
not only day-to-day farm management but the future of the operation altogether.

In recent years, producers in B.C. have seen the devastating effects that certain risks can have on a farm. But, with risk, also comes opportunity for those who are positioned to take calculated risks. This is why it's important to plan for risk.

Farm Management Canada and the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture and Food invites 
Tree Fruit and Grape Growers in the province of British Columbia to attend one of two Roots to Success Risk Management workshops taking place at the end of November to increase their ability to assess and address risks using a comprehensive approach to managing risk on the farm.

The workshop will allow you to:
o  Gain knowledge, tools and resources to make better business decisions
o  Share best practices and lessons learned with other producers
o  Begin to create a comprehensive risk management plan tailored to your farm

We are offering 2 workshops:   

 o Osoyoos on November 28th 2022 ; and 
o    Kelowna on November 30th 2022 

 Facilitators: The workshops will be facilitated by Mathieu Lipari from Farm Management Canada in Ottawa and Jim Forbes who is the AgriShield advisor in BC. 

By participating in this workshop, you will gain free access to AgriShield®, an online risk management platform for a period of one year.

  Register through the link here Roots to Success Workshop - Register Here
    Limited number of participants for each workshop.

These workshops are designed for BC Tree Fruit and Grape Growers only. For this reason, your registration will be reviewed. If your registration is
accepted, you will receive a follow-up email containing instructions about the event. Other workshops that are better suited to other producers and
professions will be advertised in the future.

Thanks to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Agri-Risk Initiatives Program and to the BC Ministry of Agriculture and Food, this workshop is free to growers.

For more information:  see the attached announcement or visit Agrishield.  

  • Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 09:30

Wine Growers British Columbia (WGBC) is pleased to invite our BC grapegrowers, viticulturists, and winemakers to attend the 16th annual Winemakers and Viticulturists’ Forum which will take place virtually on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 9:30 AM.
This year, Moderator Rhys Pender, MW, will facilitate a lively and engaging discussion on the 2022 vintage, with interactive polls (and live results) as well as an anonymous Q&A discussion board. Participating in this forum allows you access to a sounding board of your peers to discuss the challenges and victories of this most recent growing season.
Winemakers & Viticulturists’ Forum – Virtual Event
Thursday, December 1, 2022
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Ahead of the event, make sure to take the Vintage Survey! The results of the survey allow WGBC to offer a well-facilitated discussion at the Forum for you to participate in and learn from. The aggregate data collected maybe used for future government support and results also contribute to the publication of the BC Wine Grape Vintage Report for 2022 – a tool used to educate and assist media, trade, and other stakeholders in the promotion of BC wine.

BC Vintage 2022 Survey
in support of the annual BC Grape Wine Vintage Report
Deadline to complete the survey is November 25 at midnight but we will except event registrations right up to the day of. 

Contact BCGA

Post Office Box 1138,
Penticton, BC, V2A 6J9
EMAIL: contact form
PHONE: 1 877 762 4652