The BC-VBP+ is the Provincial Delivery Agent (PDA) for the national on-farm food safety program Verified Beef Production Plus program, which is owned by the Canadian Cattlemen's Association and managed through Beef Cattle Research Council. VBP+ in BC is managed through the BCCA Program Delivery Program Inc with representation from the 3 BC cattle associations:
The BC-VBP+ program is one of several programs offered through BCCA Program Delivery Inc. Direction and support of the BC-VBP+ program is provided by the BC Cattlemen's Association, BC Association of Cattle Feeders, the BC Breeder and Feeder Association and the BC Industry Development Fund.
Growing Forward 2 is a five-year federal-provincial-territorial policy framework for Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector. It is the basis for coordinated, cost-shared programs to help the sector become more competitive and innovative. BC-VBP+ has very appreciatively received funding through both Growing Forward 1 and 2 for many developmental and implementation phases and projects over the last 10 years that this national program has been in BC.
Producers may also find funding themselves through Growing Forward 2 (GF2) to assist them with innovation, competitiveness, and market development. GF2 programs are designed to help producers better position themselves to respond to future opportunities and to realize their full potential as a significant contributor to their industry and overall economy.
1. Tele-workshops or Webinars - Use your own telephone and/or computer to attend a workshop from the comfort of your home - simply dial in on a toll free number and if your using the computer option sign in to a weblink (given at registration). To attend:
2. On-line Training - Sit at the comfort of your own computer and learn at your own speed. To set up on-line training:
3. Regional Workshops - On-site workshops are arranged on-demand and are free for groups of 10 or more.
BC-VBP+ Program Coordinator
Toll Free (in BC): 1-866-398-2848 Ext 2