IN PERSON or VIRTUAL!
The venue is limited to 24 people! Sign up early and indicate during registration if you want to attend in person.
Deadline to register for in person attendance is October 14th! If you attend in person, the location will be in Cranbrook.
Call for Nominations for the Green Shoot Award and Willow Tree Award
To add some fun and excitement to the AGM, and to promote passion within our Branch agrology community, we are seeking nominations for two awards:
The Green Shoot Award
In the world of agrology, a green shoot represents birth and rebirth, growth, vitality, resiliency and new beginnings. It is often associated with fresh grass sprouting after winter or after a fire or a tree that reproduces vegetatively. The Green Shoot award is intended for a Kootenay Boundary Registrant who is new to the BCIA Kootenay Boundary Branch (<2 years), has shown growth in their career, passion for their work and offers a fresh perspective in the field of agrology. The winner of this award may be a PAg/AAg, or TAg/ATAg who has been a Registrant of BCIA (Kootenay Boundary Branch) for two years or less.
The Willow Tree Award
The willow tree is one of the most versatile and useful trees on earth; its bark is medicinal, the branches offer protection from the elements, the wood can be used to build useful, sustainable items and it is a magnificent hyperaccumulator of metals from contaminated soil. In short, it is a versatile, effective and healing plant. The Willow Tree award is intended for a Kootenay Boundary Registrant who has made an impact or who has shown a passion for the protection, preservation and healing of the earth and its inhabitants. Food security, climate change, pollution, endangered species and the interface between human rights health and the environment are all examples where agrologists can make an impact. Nominate someone who you believe is deserving of the Willow Tree award. The winner of this award may be a PAg/AAg or TAg/ATAg and a Registrant of BCIA (Kootenay Boundary Branch).
If you know of a peer, co-worker or mentee/mentor that meets these two award requirements, we encourage you to nominate them for these awards and be recognized for their contribution to the profession. To nominate someone, please forward their name, a photo and a short description (1-2 paragraphs) of why you think they deserve recognition to Robyn Hooper at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for Nominations for Awards is October 1, 2022. Please note: nominations for awards will not be accepted from the "floor" during the AGM.
Articling Registrants Needing To Do Their Oral Presentation and Newly Elevated Registrants
All articling Registrants that need to complete their oral presentation at this year’s AGM, please forward your name, pic and short bio to Shawna LaRade at email@example.com by October 1, 2022. Please note: All those wishing to complete their oral presentation must pre-register with Shawna (and sign up when registering online).
All newly elevated Registrants (new PAgs and TAgs) will be recognized for their achievements. Those required to recite their Professional Oath, please provide your name and pic to Shawna LaRade at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 1, 2022.Please note: Those required to recite their oath must pre-register with Shawna (and sign up when registering online). **If you have already recited your Professional Oath at a previous meeting this is not required again at this Branch AGM.