2021 Co-op Week Webinars

BCCA Co-op Week

Join us for these (free) Co-op webinars in October During Co-op Week!

 

Pulse Check Part I: Consultation with Small & Start-Up Agriculture & Food Cooperatives

Monday, October 18, 3:00 – 4:30 (PST)

The BC Cooperative Association would like to reconnect with agriculture and food co-ops (large and small) after Kwantlen Polytech University conducted snapshot research in 2019. BCCA is hosting these consultations to hear how we can best support agriculture and food co-ops now and in the future, especially considering COVID, wildfires, and climate chaos. These conversations will also help to inform more in-depth sessions at the first-ever BC agriculture co-op conference in February. This conversation is tailored for small and start-up agriculture & food coops in BC.

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2021 Co-op Week Webinar 2: Data in Agriculture with Bill Oemichen and Marc-André Pigeon

Wednesday, October 20, 2:30 – 3:45 (PST)

The Canadian Agricultural sector is rapidly changing due to the advancement of digital “smart” technologies and cloud computing. While big data and smart farming provide revolutionary value to farmers, it also creates a set of potential problems and challenges. This session will provide an overview of major benefits, as well as concerns identified by farmers and researchers related to data privacy, security, and sharing; competition; market power; trust; public policy; and the transformation of agricultural work. This session aims to raise awareness about this critical subject leading up to a symposium in February. There will be ample time for discussion following the presentations.

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2021 Co-op Week Webinar 3: Pulse Check Part II: Consultation with Large & Established Agriculture & Food Cooperatives

Thursday, October 21, 3:00 – 4:30 (PST)

The BC Cooperative Association would like to reconnect with agriculture and food co-ops (large and small) after Kwantlen Polytech University conducted snapshot research in 2019. BCCA is hosting these consultations to hear how we can best support agriculture and food co-ops now and in the future, especially considering COVID, wildfires, and climate chaos. These conversations will also help to inform more in-depth sessions at the first-ever BC agriculture co-op conference in February. This conversation is tailored for large and established agriculture & food coops in BC.

Register