Fraser Valley and Vancouver Branches present
The Budding of a New Agricultural Industry in BC
This exciting and informative event takes the form of a one-day conference that will examine all aspects of cannabis as an agricultural crop, as well as the regulatory and business management frameworks that guide the industry in BC. A full slate of experts will provide insight into cannabis agronomics, pest management, plant breeding, biosecurity, waste management and carbon footprint, marketing and opportunities for future innovations in the industry.
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Lunch is included.
Location: Kwantlen University auditorium, Langley Campus, 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley. Pay parking is available in Lots 1 & 2 on Glover Road, nearest the auditorium.
Cost: $25 for BCIA members, $30 for non-members, and $15 for students.
Please register no later than Friday, November 9. Members may log in to register and pay online. Non-,members and students, please complete the Registration form.
PROGRAM Schedule Download and share the program
8:45-9:30: Sign-in, refreshments and networking
9:30-9:40: Welcome and Introductions: Linda Wilson, President, Fraser Valley Branch, BCIA
9:40-10:10: Cannabis Production in the Agricultural Land Reserve: Regulations and Policies
Speaker: Jackie Cushing, Senior Policy Advisor, BC Ministry of Agriculture
10:15-10:50: Cannabis legalization: A local government perspective of challenges and opportunities.
Speaker: David Blain, City of Chilliwack
10:55-11:30: a) Overview of the Cannabis Industry in Canada, USA and British Columbia; b) Retrofitting greenhouses from vegetable/flower production to Cannabis production.
Speaker: Peter Doig, Upland Consulting
11:30 – 12:45: Lunch and networking
12:45 – 1:30: Cannabis Varieties: Hybridization, Propagation and Genetics.
Speaker: Dr. Zamir Punja, Simon Fraser University
1:35 – 2:10: Cannabis Production and Pest Management.
Speaker: Mario Lanthier, CropHealth Advising and Research
2:15 – 3:00: PANEL DISCUSSION:
Topics: Cannabis Marketing and Market Outlook, Research, Future Innovations in the Industry, Future challenges for the industry; open discussion on all topics of the day.
Join us for this exciting and educational event.