Ken Sapsford, Pesticide Specialist with the BC Ministry of Agriculture will be presenting on “Agriculture use of Herbicide – Best Management Practices” early in the New Year. Two evening presentations will be held; stay tuned for venue details finalised start times.
Evening of Monday January 8th in Vanderhoof, estimated start time 7pm
Evening of Tuesday January 9th in Prince George, estimated start time 7pm
Please see below for a brief biography from Ken:
Ken Sapsford P. Ag.
Received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan in 1979. He has spent most of his career in Saskatchewan in the areas of soil conservation, zero-till systems and managing a field research program for Weed Control at the University of Saskatchewan. All of this time Ken has been farming with his brother, co-managing a 3000 acre grain farm. In 2012 they sold the farm and Ken and his wife, Joy, purchased a small vineyard south of Penticton, BC. In 2015 Ken left his position at the University of Saskatchewan and began working as the Pesticide Specialist with the British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture in the spring of 2016.
In 2008 Ken was the recipient of the “Distinguished Agrologist” Award from the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologist and in 2014 was awarded the “Excellence in Weed Extension” Award from the Canadian Weed Science Society.
Please take note of the following provided by staff at FLNRO. There are two regulation amendments that were just approved by Government:
For more information related to water licensing and well registration click on the following links:
Enquiries have been received related to the Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) investigation in Alberta and Saskatchewan, for those that are seeking information CFIA has provided update information at: www.inspection.gc.ca/animals/terrestrial-animals/diseases/reportable/tuberculosis/investigation-se-alberta-and-sw-saskachewan/eng/1477438380160/1477438380659 and general information regarding Bovine TB at: www.inspection.gc.ca/animals/terrestrial-animals/diseases/reportable/tuberculosis/fact-sheet/eng/1330208938232/1330209051950 and www.inspection.gc.ca/animals/terrestrial-animals/diseases/reportable/tuberculosis/eng/1330205978967/1330206128556
The deadline for FBAS applications for the 2016-17 fiscal year will be on December 15, 2016. If you are working on an application please keep this mind.
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"A wet fall and a lack of snow cover has resulted in winterkill of more than 20,000 acres of alfalfa in the Nechako Valley." Tamara Leigh of 'Country Life in BC' wrote a great article about the winter loss of alfalfa crops in the Nechako Valley. Click here to read the article.
Northern Alliance Bull Sale, March 25th - 2017 - 1PM in
at the BC Livestock Co-op Yards. Join us at 11:30 AM for lunch.
Click here to go to the Northern Alliance website.
This event will be held on Saturday March 18, 2017 (8:30 – 4:30) at the Sandman Hotel in Quesnel. Please see the attached poster for registration details.
Upcoming information sessions for those agrifood business looking to export to China (February 22 event) or the US Pacific Northwest (March 6-7 event). Interested parties should view the attached posters for more detail.
BCCA is hosting a Water Licensing Seminar for people who haven't already or are confused on how to complete their water licensing, or have troubles on the computer. Here is a great opportunity to get it done.
On January 20, 2017 there will be 2 classes 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. There will be no cost and this is open to all members of the Ccattlemen's Association and to anyone not a member but is looking to license. The seminar will be held at the College of New Caladonia in Vanderhoof. Due to limited spacing registration is a must. To register contact Lyla Brophy 250-567-0403 or Liz Legebokoff 250-567-4787.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AND VIEW WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING TO THIS SEMINAR TO COMPLETE YOUR WATER LICENSE
Plan Ahead for the Farm Credit Canada Event - “Double Header: Trends and Trade Opportunities in Beef Markets PLUS Economic Advantages of Cow-Calf Nutrition” with speakers Anne Wasko and Jeremy Plesman.
Thursday February 9, 2017 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Vanderhoof Elks Lodge.
For more information and to register click here.
The NVRCA AGM will be held at Elks Hall in Vanderhoof. More information about our AGM to come in the new year.