A disaster recovery workshop will be held this weekend on Feb. 3 and 4 at the Pioneer Complex in Williams Lake to help B.C. ranchers and farmers manage their way through the recovery phase, following last summer’s record wildfires.
The wildfires saw producers, their land and their cattle on the frontline of an unprecedented disaster.
The free workshop is open to all industry producers and will be hosted by David Pratt, one of the most sought-after speakers and experts on sustainable ranching in North America. Pratt will provide tools and tips on recovery. The workshop will have an interactive format so participants can work through issues and find practical solutions.
The workshop is being supported by the governments of Canada and British Columbia through Growing Forward 2 cost-shared programming, a five-year framework that co-ordinates federal, provincial and territorial agricultural policy and programs.
Producers can sign up for the free workshop through the Cariboo Cattlemen’s Association at: firstname.lastname@example.org
In September 2017, the governments of Canada and B.C. announced a $20 million agri-recovery program to help address the needs of the farmers and ranchers impacted by the summer’s devastating wildfires. For information on the agri-recovery program, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/agriculture-seafood/programs/insurance-and-income-protection-programs/bc-wildfires-agrirecovery-initiative
In December 2017, the B.C. government announced a new British Columbia AgriStability Enhancement Program. The program was developed to help producers who experienced unusual losses through events like the wildfires in 2017. For more information, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/agriculture-seafood/programs/insurance-and-income-protection-programs/bc-enhanced-agristability-program
Dave TownsendGovernment Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Agriculture
250 889-5945 (cell)
Media RelationsAgriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Follow us on Twitter: @AAFC_Canada
Like us on Facebook: CanadianAgriculture
1 866 345-7972