The four-part Education Series is a joint endeavor with the BC Agricultural Climate Adaptation Research Network (ACARN) and the BC Ministry of Agriculture, and is hosted in collaboration with six education institutions across the province –UBC Vancouver & Okanagan; UNBC Prince George & Terrace; KPU Richmond; TRU Kamloops; NLC Fort St. John; UFV Abbotsford.
Module 4: Extension for Climate-Smart Agriculture (March 21st– 6:30-8:30 pm)
Dr. Kent Mullinix, Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Extension is a time-proven mechanism widely used to link industry and university-based researchers and guide research activities so that they effectively address industry challenges, and facilitate calculated, strategic programming to advance the agriculture sector. Dr. Mullinix will discuss the important role of extension linked to research, in regard to climate change mitigation and adaptation by the agriculture sector in BC. The discussion will include an examination of the reciprocal relationships between knowledge creation, knowledge dissemination, knowledge integration, and sector advancement. Various methods for effective extensive programming will be presented. Mullinix will also share examples of organizations that are currently providing extension services in the province and highlight current gaps and opportunities for professionals in this field. His presentation will be followed by a regional panel discussion with extension specialists and farmers who will share their experience with extension programming.
Registration is free and will be open until February 13th. There is an option to attend either all or only some of the modules. Space will be limited at each location so make sure to register as early as possible to secure your seat at this event. Follow this link to learn more about the event or click here to register today.