IAF - New Funding Opportunity - Perennial Crop Renewal Program

IAF is happy to share a new funding opportunity! The Perennial Crop Renewal Program (PCRP) supports producers to remove unproductive, diseased, or unmarketable cultivars and to adopt growing systems that are better suited to environmental conditions and market demands. The goal of the program is to increase the competitiveness and resiliency of the BC agri-food economy in domestic and global markets.

More details HERE

Indigenous Peoples Cultural Awareness Training Requirement - Registrants are in Compliance

UPDATEWe are pleased to announce that all Registrants with the April 30, 2023 deadline to complete Indigenous awareness training have now satisfied this requirement by the deadline.  Registrants have had nearly 2 1/2 years to complete this requirement with BCIA offering monthly online courses with an in-person workshop offering in Kamloops, April 20th.  This was a progressive step in requiring training by all Registrants so hats off to everyone.  Note that there will continue to be unique deadlines based on someone currently being: on leave, in the Articling Program,

IAF - New Funding Opportunity: Food Processing Growth Fund

Investment Agriculture Foundation (IAF) is excited to share that the Food Processing Growth Fund (FPG) is open for applications! FPG supports projects in BC’s diverse value-added food processing sector to scale up operations to increase productivity, business opportunities and competitiveness.

IAF - New Funding Opportunity - Farm Animal Disease Program

IAF is excited to share that the Farm Animal Disease Program (FAD) is open for applications! FAD provides funding to the BC livestock and poultry industry to invest in planning, preparedness, prevention, and mitigation for federal or provincial regulated diseases or significant emerging farmed animal diseases.

The program provides up to $250,000 for planning projects,and up to $500,000 for preparedness and prevention and mitigation projects.

2022-2023 BCIA AGM Report now available

The BCIA Annual General Meeting (AGM) Report is now available to view online. This report will be reviewed at the AGM on Saturday, April 22nd, 2023 at 9:00am (PDT). This is a hybrid meeting with Zoom online access for those that have pre registered online by Friday evening - a separate Zoom link is emailed closer to the event so watch for the email notification.

Victoria & Islands Branch: Don Rugg, PAg, Branch Recognition Award Recipient

The Victoria & Islands Branch would like to recognize a member of their Branch, Don Rugg, PAg.  Don was the recipient of the Branch Recognition Award at the Victoria & Islands Branch AGM in October 2022.  The branch President Jenn Wilson, PAg presented Don with his recognition award in January 2023 at a separate event.

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