If you missed any of KBFA’s summer events, we have you covered. Once an event has passed, you can check out the resources, photos, and recordings from the event! We’ve compiled a list of the great summer events (so far!) to check out.
Recording: Q&A for Small-Scale Meat Producers – Rules & Regs
Are you interested in small-scale meat or poultry processing but don’t know where to start? During this informal Q & A session, Nova Woodbury from BC Meats answers questions from farmers, including discussion on new Farmgate/Farmgate Plus license and inspection requirements.
Watch recording here.
Recording: Market Gardening for Environmental and Economic Sustainability
Experienced market gardeners John Hofer and Brenda Paterson, in two-part market garden series, discuss how they successfully operated Wise Earth Farm, a 2-acre urban regenerative market garden in Kelowna, for eleven years. Watch Part 1 & Part 2 recordings here
Farming and Ranching in the Creston Valley: Ecological Challenges and Solutions
This field day brought producers and organizations together to discuss grazing management and strategies for cows, fish, and frogs to co-exist on agricultural land. Participants toured Goat River Farms (Kootenay Natural Meats) to see management practices that this farm has implemented.
Explore resources here
Range Revitalization at Peckham’s Range Unit
This field day shared the results of a project in the East Kootenay to restore rangeland for livestock grazing at the Peckham’s Range Unit near Fort Steele. At this field day, attendees heard from Hanna McIntyre with Ministry of Forests, Leanne Colombo with the Ministry of Agriculture, local rancher Tony Pighin and East Kootenay Invasive Species Society who shared the results of a recent revitalization project to manage weeds and restore productivity to the land.
More resources here
As always, make sure to keep an eye on any free events coming up by following our social media pages and checking out our events page.