AgriService BC Webinars

AgriService BC webinars help you keep up to date on current issues, overcome challenges, and achieve your business and production goals. Connect and get answers directly from topic experts as well as other audience members on topics ranging from farming practices to agribusiness, succession planning, risk management and marketing.

Attend from your desk or mobile device. If you are unable to attend a live session, access video recordings of past webinars from the list of Webinars on Demand.

Upcoming Live Webinars

AgriService BC webinars are broadcast live on Wednesdays at 3 PM Pacific Standard Time (P.S.T.). Register for upcoming webinars today and mark your calendar. The line-up of new webinars is updated regularly, so check back often to see what's new!

Introduction and Overview of Cooperatives in Agriculture

Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Time: 2 PM P.S.T.

Presenter: Brett Fairbairn, Incoming President of Thompson River University

Description: An introduction to the formation of various types of agriculture cooperatives, including the history of cooperatives in North America, cooperative principles, different types of cooperatives, governance and strategy, and how to form an agriculture cooperative.

Target Audience: B.C Farmers, food processors, government officials, academics.


So you’re thinking of getting sheep or goats…

Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Time: 2 PM P.S.T.

Presenter: Dr. Glenna McGregor, Diagnostic Pathologist, British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture

Description: Sheep and goat health for small scale operations.

Target Audience: Small scale B.C. farmers, food processors, and government officials.


Webinars on Demand

Latest Recorded Webinar:

Maintaining the Safety of Fresh produce by Monitoring the Quality of Irrigation Water

  • Recorded: April 18, 2018
  • Time: 3 PM P.S.T.
  • Presenters: 
    • Justin Falardeau, PhD Researcher, UBC Land and Food Systems
    • Dr. Siyun Wang, Research Supervisor, UBC Land and Food Systems
    • Elsie Friesen, Food Safety and Education Specialist, Ministry of Agriculture
  • Description: An introduction to best practices and sampling techniques to maintain the safety of fresh produce and monitor the microbial quality of agriculture surface water.

Land Based Aquaculture Opportunities for New Entrants

  • Recorded: March 21, 2018
  • Presenter: Myron Roth, Ph.D., P.Ag., Industry Specialist – Aquaculture & Seafood, B.C. Ministry of Agriculture
  • Overview: This webinar provides an overview of design, permitting and financial considerations for small scale land-based fish farms

New and Emerging Pests - Army Worm & Western Corn Rootworm

  • Recorded: February 21, 2018
  • Presenter: Tracy Hueppelsheuser, Entomologist, B.C. Ministry of Agriculture
  • Overview: Learn about two new pests to B.C. and what can be done to monitor and control them.

Groundwater Licensing - What You Need to Know

  • Recorded: January 17, 2018.
  • Overview: Join FrontCounter BC to learn about Water Sustainability Act, how to apply for your agricultural groundwater licence, and important deadlines.