AGRICULTURE & INDUSTRY RESOURCES

This list of resources will have information for small and large scale equine operations.

British Columbia Agricultural Council  (BCAC) is a non-profit,that provides leadership in advocacy, proactive communication, and facilitates the delivery of programs and services that benefit BC agriculture. Representing over 14,000 BC farmers and ranchers our mission is to continually improve the social, economic and environmental sustainability of BC farmers and ranchers.

Farm and Ranch Safety and Health Association has Regional Safety Consultants throughout the province to provide ongoing safety courses, safety materials and helpful advice to create a safer work environment for BC Agricultural Industry.

Smart Farm BC  BC Ministry of Agriculture has developed a comprehensive online farm business management resource. Find out how to develop a business management plan and turn your passion for farming into a successful new farm operation. Everything you need to know to sustain your successful agricultural business and keep it running smoothly.

FarmWest is a comprehensive website for farmers and ranchers.  Hay production, buying and selling , manure management, weather advisory, growing, and planting tips are just some of the topics that this site offers valuable information on.

Farm Industry Review Board BCFIRB is an independent administrative tribunal responsible for:general supervision of agricultural commodity boards; being a signatory to formal federal-provincial cooperation agreements in regulated marketing; hearing appeals of agricultural commodity board decisions;hearing appeals of Minister of Agriculture decisions to refuse, suspend, revoke or not renew agricultural produce grading licenses; hearing appeals related to BCSPCA animal custody decisions;hearing farm practices complaints from persons disturbed by odour, noise, dust or other disturbances arising from agriculture or certain aquaculture operations; and,conducting farm practices studies.

BC Farm Animal Care Council (BCFACC) is an organization of farmers and ranchers working with together to address everyday challenges and to continue to provide a high level of care to their animals. Through communication and sharing of knowledge and best practice, the BCFACC will foster greater understanding for the responsible way in which BC’s animals are cared for.

Agricultural Labour Pool The Agricultural Labour Pool is a recruitment and job seeking assistance service for both employers and those seeking employment. Assisting  employers with their recruitment needs and helping people secure a career in agriculture.