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Managing for Soil Health & Resiliency Workshop

Date & Time: Wed Feb 1 2017 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Tower Lake Community Hall, BC

The day will feature 2 keynote speakers. Dr. Yousef Papadopoulos, AAFC, Nova Scotia will share his extensive research on forage breeding strategies, the potential for new genetics in grazing systems and maximizing production of birdsfoot trefoil in beef & sheep operations. Kelly Sidoryk, a rancher and certified educator with Holistic Management International will speak on "Dirt and Dollars" and share some perspectives from a whole farm decision making / planning approach.

There will also be 4 interactive stations that workshop participants will rotate through led by George Geldart & Julie Robinson, Bill McGill & Ron Buchanan, Matthias Loeseken & Rod Strasky & a producer panel led by Sandra Burton.

Click here for a more detailed agenda. Or call 250.789.6885 for more information.

Cost will be $40 per person, $60 per farm unit for members, $50 for non members. Space may be limited. Pre-registration is strongly advised.

Forage Mentorship Program

Are you interested in working with local producers to discuss your ranch or farm operations? If so, starting January 13, 2017, the Peace River Forage Association is offering a series of short courses. The group or pre-registered people will choose topics such as: ranch management, profit and loss, low stress livestock handling, feed formulation, pasture improvement, water systems and/ or marketing.

For more information or to sign up call 250.262.7576
or email us through
Click here for the latest information over the next couple of months.

Alberta Ranchers Winter Grazing Cattle Videos

In partnership with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Chinook Applied Research Association and west Central Forage Association, this series of 47 videos shares the personal perspectives and practices of ranchers across Alberta. It shows how they have implemented management practices to reduce risk in winter grazing systems. Many thanks to Scott Townsend for his skills and hard work putting it all together. Funding for this project was provided through the Growing Forward 2 program.

Click here to check out these 47 new videos.

BC Videos on Teaching Livestock to Graze Weeds

Click here to check out 4 videos from our activities on this project linked to our Facebook page or try googling this topic on YouTube.

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