February 1, 2018 - Wildfire Preparedness and Mitigation Field Day Workshop
Many agricultural operations on Vancouver Island exist within high risk wildfire interface zones. Producers are invited to participate in this hands-on wildfire preparedness and mitigation field day. The half day session will take place at a local Cowichan farm and will utilize the site as an example for participants to understand for their own farm and property.
A wildfire expert, along with other speakers such as emergency management staff, animal handlers and/or producers who have been exposed to wildfire, will cover topics such as: Building and site layouts, livestock areas, water sources, feed, egress points, nearby road access; Likely wildfire behaviour at site, means of fire spread; Steps for preparedness and risk reduction before an emergency; and Options to reduce damage and increase safety during a wildfire emergency.
This workshop is made possible by support from:
Highlights from 2016 - Developing Water Storage on your Farm
Farm Tour Highlights
The 2016 Farm Tour was an insightful day filled with information about
Cowichan Agriculture and farming technologies that have the ability to
develop sustainable water storage solutions for future farming endeavors.
To learn more about the tour visit a photo tour here.
Developing Water Storage on your Farm
On Vancouver Island, farmers have installed water storage on their farms to deal with irregular water availability that is prominent through out the year. This video will introduce you to resources that are available to those looking to see if water storage is a good option for your operation.