Agriculture Canada - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada provides information, research and technology, and policies and programs to achieve security of the food system, health of the environment and innovation for growth.
BC Agriculture Council - Founded in 1997, the BCAC Agriculture Council (BCAC) provides leadership in representing, promoting, and advocating the collective interests of all agricultural producers in the Province of BC.
BC Cattlemen's Association - The BC Cattlemen's Association is a non-profit organization that is proud to represent and work on behalf of beef cattle producers in British Columbia.
BC Fairs - Fairs and exhibitions have a significant impact on the economy of British Columbia. They are gathering places for the public, both young and old and offer the public a place to meet, compete and volunteer their services.
BC Farm and Ranch Safety and Health Association (FARSHA) - FARSHA is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the number of injuries and accidents on BC's farms and ranches.
BC Farm Women's Network - BC Farm Women's Network helps to educate the public and promote awareness of agriculture and it's future.
BC Forage Council - The BC Forage Council was established in 1988 to support the forage industry in the province and to provide a unified voice to speak for forage crop producers. The Council is guided by a 14-member board of directors composed of six producers along with representatives from Agriculture Canada; BC Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Fisheries; the University of BC; the Canadian Seed Trade Association; and the Crop Protection Institute of Canada.
BC Fruit Growers Association - The BC Fruit Growers' Association provides products and services to fruit growers, people involved in the tree fruit industry, and the public.
BC Hydro - Learn more about the Power Smart Product Incentive Program.
BC Milk Marketing Board - The BC Milk Marketing Board regulates milk production in the province of British Columbia.
BC Milk Producers Association - The purpose of the BC Milk Producers Association is to provide leadership to advance the legitimate business interest of British Columbia dairy farmers and promote a vibrant, sustainable industry which supplies high quality dairy products to the consumer.
BC Ministry of Agriculture - Infobasket - Your portal to Agri-Food information on the internet. Our specialists have linked you to information sources from around the world, including governments, universities and research institutes.
BC Sheep Federation - If you are involved in the sheep and wool industry in BC, learn more about our Federation. Find local sheep organizations in your area, check out membership in the BC Sheep Federation, keep up on news that affects the sheep industry and connect with sheep-related events in your region, all through our web site.
BSE Info - The goal of this website is to provide scientific information about BSE, also known as "Mad Cow Disease", and the systems in place to ensure the safety of Canadian beef.
Biological Control of Weeds in BC - The biological control of weeds typically involves the local establishment of host-specific organisms from other parts of the world to give continuing control of weeds. Weeds reduce floral diversity and the capacity of land to support wildlife, livestock, trees, and recreational activities. The biological control of weeds has a long history as an economically sound and environmentally friendly method of controlling widespread introduced weeds on uncultivated land.
Canadian Association of Farm Advisors - The Canadian Association of Farm Advisors is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to assisting farm businesses by increasing the skills and knowledge of farm advisors. Go to www.cafanet.com to find out more or call 1-877-474-2871.
Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers - The Co-operative grades and markets approximately 3 million pounds of raw wool each year. In addition to handling wool, CCWG operates Stockman Supply outlets across the country. The Co-operative also publishes The Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Magazine which is designed to assist the wool producer with information and a mail order catalogue for sheep supplies.
Canadian Dairy Commission - The Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) is a Crown corporation created in 1966 through the Canadian Dairy Commission Act.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency delivers all federal inspection services related to food; animal health; and plant protection.
Canadian Cattlemen's Association - CCA is the only national association representing the interests of Canada's 90,000 beef producers.
CanFax - For over 30 years, CanFax has provided expert analysis of markets and trends in the ever changing North American beef industry. In this new millennium, cattlemen, feedlot managers, and agri-business professionals will continue to rely on up-to-the-minute information as an essential tool for maximizing profit in today's beef sector. Whether your operation needs to plan for three hours or three years into the future, CanFax delivers timely, accurate information for 21st Century cattle industry professionals.
Dairy Farmers of Canada - Dairy Farmers of Canada is the national organization representing Canadian producers on 17,000 dairy farms. From promotions and contests to trade and policy questions, and of course nutrition information and statistics, this site aims to be an informative source on the Canadian dairy industry.
Farm and Ranch Safety and Health Association - Committed to creating a safer work environment for BC's agricultural industry, the FARSHA has strategically located Regional Safety Coordinators throughout the province to provide ongoing safety courses, safety materials and helpful advice.
Farm Structures and Fencing - Government of B.C. Farm Structures and Fencing publications.
Farm Sustainability Calculator - The Illinois Farm Sustainability Calculator (IFSC) is an open-source spreadsheet-based computer program designed to evaluate the sustainability of any farm--real or envisioned--in the state of Illinois. Users input data from their farm including soil information, the production area of each crop, nutrients added to the fields, tillage methods, the number and type of animals raised, livestock dietary requirements, energy sources used, building energy use, product hauling distances etc. The model takes these inputs, combines them with data concerning crop productivity, carbon sequestration and emissions, energy use for different types of tillage and buildings, alternative energy production, and many other subjects. From these parameters, IFSC produces final balance sheets for animal feed production vs. consumption, energy production vs. consumption, carbon sequestration vs. carbon emission, and nitrate runoff. It also calculates crop yields and indicates how many people the farm can feed. In other words, IFSC allows its user to discover whether or not their current farm design is sustainable and test it against any number of hypothetical farm designs until a sustainable design is reached. IFSC is free and open-source so that any farmer, researcher, or other citizen can download it, use it, and make changes to it free of charge.
Herbicide Selector - Alberta Agriculture - This selector will help you find herbicides to control specific weeds in cropping and non-cropping situations. You can begin the selection by choosing a crop, if you know the crop and leaf stage, and then selecting for the weeds you want to control. Click on the results link to display all the products and registered mixes that can be applied to control or suppress weeds for that situation.
Informed Farmers - Informed Farmers is a new free website that is compiling the best of agricultural information from around the globe into a single quality information resource for busy farmers. This site provides farming information that will give you access to a vast amount of information on farming topics from around the globe, gathered together in one place, digested and ranked by quality and value for your personal information. Our company comprises agricultural consultants with over 35 years of farming and agricultural consulting experience to call on to "separate the wheat from the chaff " in the information revolution and provide you with quality information about all your farming questions.
Invasive Plant Council of BC - The Invasive Plant Council of BC's goal is to build cooperation and coordination to protect British Columbia's environment and minimize negative social and economic impacts caused by the introduction, establishment and spread of invasive alien plants.
Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC - The Investment Agriculture Foundation strategically invests federal and provincial funds in support of innovative projects to broadly benefit the agri-food industry in British Columbia. Funding is available to help the industry seize new opportunities and deal with emerging issues.
Islands Agri-Food Initiative - The Islands Agri-Food Initiative, part of the Agri-Food Futures Fund, is a joint federal-provincial funding program administered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of B.C. The $1.675 million fund was established in 2003 to help encourage the development of a viable and sustainable agri-food sector for Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and Powell River.
Okanagan Kootenay Cherry Growers' Association - The OKCGA was formed in 1998 by a small group of cherry growers seeking to pool financial resources to increase research and development of cherry production in the region. Through a voluntary contribution of a penny per pound from each grower, significant gains have been made - not just in research, but in other areas, such as work to get minor use pesticide registrations approved, orchard and employment issues, and forums for growers. Since inception, over $250,000 in grower levy contributions has enabled us do many more times that value in research. The OKCGA executive also contribute many hours on other matters, such as chemical registration, labor issues, taxation, and public relations for the cherry industry, field days and forums, and communications.
Orchard & Vine Magazine - Informative Articles on fruit growing, government news, agriculture issues and programs, viticulture and wine making techniques. Serving the fruit and wine industry since 1959.
Outstanding Young Farmers Program - this program recognizes the outstanding achievements of young farmers across the Canada. The BC & Yukon Region chooses our representative during the annual competition held during AgriFair. Our representative then goes onto the National Event to compete against the other 6 Regional Representatives where two are chosen as Canada's Outstanding Young Farmers.
Peace River Forage Association of BC - Objectives of the Peace River Forage Association of BC: to promote, encourage, develop and protect the forage industry; to maximize information transfer and to increase forage knowledge; to develop forage opportunities & appropriate methodologies to apply knowledge effectively to encourage maximum profit for members; and to represent forage producers of the Peace River region in issues important to them.
Plant Hardiness Zones in Canada - The Plant Hardiness Zones map outlines the different zones in Canada where various types of trees, shrubs and flowers will most likely survive. It is based on the average climatic conditions of each area.
Rare Breeds Canada - Conserving Heritage Livestock - Rare Breeds Canada is a federally registered charitable organization formed in 1987 dedicated to conserving, evaluating and studying heritage, rare and minor breeds of Canadian farm animals. We believe this can be best achieved by maintaining viable breeding groups and preserving the genetics of these rare and endangered breeds.
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Seeds of Diversity - Canada's Heritage Seed Program. Seeds of Diversity is Canada's premier Seed Exchange for the passionate gardener. This is the source for information about heritage seeds, seed saving, plant diversity, garden history and your own garden heritage. Discover the incredible diversity of heritage plants! Our members collect and share over 1900 varieties of fruits and vegetables. We are a network of gardeners from coast to coast who can help you to make your garden grow better than ever.
Small Farm Canada - With the launch of Small Farm Canada, farmers from coast to coast have access to a high-quality and informative bi-monthly magazine that recognizes small farming as a legitimate and worthy endeavour. Each issue will be packed with the latest research on animal and plant health, trends in direct marketing, how-to plans for shelters and feeders, as well as financial advice, profiles and much (much!) more.
Soil Conservation Council of Canada - The Soil Conservation Council of Canada is the face and voice of soil conservation in Canada. It is are a national, non-governmental, independent organization, formed in 1987, to provide a non-partisan public forum to speak and act at the national level for soil conservation.
Sustainable Poultry Farming - The Sustainable Poultry Farming Group conducts proactive studies designed to evaluate many environmental aspects of poultry farming: manure application rates for various agricultural crops; litter treatments to enhance poultry production practice and the environment; particulate reduction techniques to reduce barn emissions; environmental impact from poultry farming operations.
Variety Testing Sites:
Viljandi Variety Testing Centre (located in Estonia) http://pmk.agri.ee/viljandi/engindex.php
Weeds BC - Weeds BC can help you identify your weeds, learn how to manage them and find out what can happen if you don't. This site profiles 80 weeds that are currently present in the province or pose a threat to its economy and environment.