These educational workshops welcome Food Safety and Education Specialist Elsie Friesen from the BC Ministry of Agriculture to provided information to farmers about on-farm food safety and the voluntary CanadaGAP food safety certification program for fresh fruits and vegetables.
The introductory 1/2 day workshop will provide farmers with an overview of important food handling and produce washing information to consider on the farm with an introduction to CanadaGAP.
Two- day CanadaGAP workshop participants will learn:
How to prepare and implement a Good Agricultural Practices program for fruit and vegetable handling, washing and packing, that aligns with the CanadaGAP voluntary food safety certification program;
What to expect from an on-farm audit to become GAP certified;
How to start the CanadaGAP record keeping documentation;
How to apply for funding opportunities through the Canadian Agricultural partnership (CAP) programs to support on-farm food safety (OFFS) practices.
Location: Selkirk College, Grand Forks
Wednesday, April 24: 1:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Thursday & Friday, April 25 & 26: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (lunch included)
Free event. Registration coming soon. More info here.
If your project requires $5,000 or less, you can apply for a Environment Small Grant. There are multiple intake dates throughout the year. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2019 at 2 P.M. PT / 3 P.M. MT.
The deadline to apply for Child Care Capital Grants is July 31, 2019. Learn more about the program and how to apply at this information session. Visit the page for details.
Doors open at 9:00 / Meeting commences at 9:30
Heritage Inn, Cranbrook
EKISC is hosting their Annual General Meeting and Speaker Forum to learn about what they and their partners have been doing to understand and use “Research for the Future”. Join speakers from varied backgrounds to answer questions like: Is weed management sustainable and is eradication an achievable goal? What changes are we seeing in invasive species management? What are the alternatives to herbicides?
Stay tuned to ekisc.com for an agenda.
Interested in joining the Board? Contact our Chair, Randy at: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information and Register here!
Trail Enhancement Grants closes May 14, 2019 at 2 p.m. PT. Learn more about the program here.
Funding Essentials for Non-Profits | College of the Rockies
May 14, 2019 | Cranbrook Campus
Join instructor Michelle Rievaj to cover the fundamentals of grant funding including opportunities, tools, resources, writing strategies, evaluation and reporting. It will also touch on other sources of funding that will help to create financial stability for your non-profit organization
Cost: $10 + gst | Register here
Governance for Non-Profits | College of the Rockies
May 22, 2019 | Golden Campus
Are you seeking a better understanding of a board’s role within a non-profit organization? Join instructor Alan Chell, to map out the functions of governance, how a board of directors facilitates those functions and understand director responsibilities. Once you have registered for the course you will have the opportunity to submit specific questions you would like to discuss during the workshop.
Cost: $10 + gst | Register here