Climate Adaptation Research in BC Agriculture, 2019

Climate Adaptation Research in BC Agriculture, 2019

Kelowna, BC
2nd December 2019

The 4th annual provincial workshop hosted by the BC Agricultural Climate Adaptation Research Network will be held in Kelowna, BC at the Four Points Conference Centre on December 2 – 3, 2019.


December 2, 2019

Participate in an afternoon of sessions focusing on research for adapting to climate change in the Okanagan’s wine grape and tree fruit sectors. 

Hear from researchers and producers about practices being tested, demonstrated and applied for adapting to changes including hotter and drier summers, increasing pest pressure and increasingly variable growing conditions.

Afternoon sessions will be followed by a refreshment break and presentations by our featured speakers.


- Dr. Lee Kalcsits, tree fruit physiology specialist, Washington State University

- Dr. Ann Thrupp, wine grape sustainability consultant and former manager at Fetzer, Bonterra Vineyards and the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance


December 3, 2019

Join working sessions to advance collaborative research and extension strategies for agricultural adaptation in BC:

- Develop and advance province-wide collaborative research projects
- Discuss the applications of data-sharing infrastructure developed by ACARN
- Share strategies to improve agriculture extension
- Participate in networking opportunities  

Call for abstracts & session topics

Submissions are now being accepted for workshop presentations and student research posters for the first day of the workshop, December 2nd:

  • Applied research and innovative practices for agricultural adaptation in BC’s tree fruit and wine grape sectors
  • Student posters presenting research results on climate change adaptation in the BC agriculture sector

The abstract submission form will be open until October 10.

Have a research project, challenge or topic you’d like to discuss during the collaborative working sessions?

Submit your suggestions for collaborative working sessions to shape the day 2 agenda (December 3rd). The form will be open until October 10.

Registration opening soon.

We look forward to your participation in this year’s provincial workshop!

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