Indigenous Peoples Cultural Awareness Training Requirement: Final Deadline, April 30, 2023

Every BCIA Registrant must have completed their training or received an exemption for Indigenous awareness training by the absolute last date of April 30, 2023 (an extension has been allowed from Jan 15th). How to Declare: go to PD Reports and click on 'Contributions, Service and Declarations entry' then select under 'Type' --> Indigenous Training declaration (at the bottom) in the drop-down listing > save.

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. Congrats to Don for his dedication to the Branch and BCIA!


Victoria & Islands Branch: BCIA Booth at the Island Agricultural Show - Update

BCIA Booth at the Vancouver Island Agriculture Show
By: Jenn Wilson, PAg

The Victoria and Islands Branch participated for a second time in the Island Agriculture Show (the Show).

Our registrants asked us to support this community event at our Annual General Meeting last October. The Show was held on February 3 and 4, 2023 at Duncan's Cowichan Exhibition Centre. Our neighbours this year were 4H Canada, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Evergro and the Young Agrarians. 

Acclaimed Registrant Board Member Electoral District 3 - Warren Mills PAg


BCIA is pleased to report that Warren Mills PAg has returned by acclamation as a Registrant Board Member from Electoral District 3, comprised of the Vancouver and the Victoria and the Islands Branches. Warren has made significant contributions to the Board in his first term which will end, and his new term begin at the 2023 BCIA AGM set for April 22 in Kamloops as part of the annual Conference.



Due to the termination of auditing services by KPMG just before the previous AGM of BCIA, we were unable to have a recommendation for a new auditing firm prior to that meeting. At its meeting on March 24th,2023 the Board of BCIA passed the following motion:

“ Be it Resolved that the Board of BCIA recommend to the Registrants of BCIA that the firm of Padgett Business Services be appointed as the auditors of BCIA for the 2022 fiscal year.”

Canadian Organic Growers, Agrology Training Program Survey

Canadian Organic Growers envisions a regenerative and resilient organic food and farming system across Canada. Are your clients interested in cover crops? Would you like more training in cover crops to meet your clients' needs? Canadian Organic Growers is hoping to develop a training program for agrologists to help them serve this market (for organic and nonorganic producers alike). Our first step is to document the need for this service, and how it is best delivered.

Call for Resolutions - BCIA AGM

A Call for Resolutions to be considered at the BCIA AGM on April 22, 2023 is officially announced.  For more information on Resolutions, review Bylaws 32 – 36.  The submission deadline is 45 days prior to the AGM.  UPDATE:  no resolutions were received by the deadline.

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