Learn about agriculture

Saturday in Agassiz filled with events focused on farming

It’s a big day for agriculture in Agassiz on Saturday.

The Slow Food Cycle Tour takes place all day, featuring some of the area’s wonderful food and farming businesses.

It’s also the annual open house at the Ag-Canada Research Station, where the public is invited to walk through the buildings, take in exhibits, and speak with scientists about what is happening in agricultural research.

And finally, the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre is holding its annual open house as well.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the public is invited to tour exhibits and speak with students and scientists.

It’s a chance to learn about issues they are addressing, including:

• Can clinical disease be predicted by an animal’s behaviour?

• Do cows prefer to be indoors or outdoors?

• Could consumption of skim or whole milk protect people against intestinal (GI) disease?

• Can a cow’s activity be used to predict its reproductive performance?

• How can producers help reduce the rate of loss of the world

The UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre is at 6974 Lougheed Hwy., right beside the research centre. Both are part of the Slow Food Cycle Tour.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Community Camera: September 24, 2020

Submit your photos to news@ahobserver.com.

Chilliwack’s Gary Robbins maps out epic trail across eight mountains

Robbins spent nearly 40 hours covering 110 miles and over 10,000 metres of elevation gain

PHOTOS: From corn kernels comes an Agassiz king

Nathan Hertgers is the 2020 Corn King

Missing Chilliwack man not seen for eight days

Bruce James Madill last known location was on Paula Crescent on Sept. 16

Rivers could rise rapidly as heavy rains hit Lower Mainland

Larger rivers to reach peak levels on Thursday or into Friday, according to high streamflow advisory

BC Liberal Leader talks drug addiction in the Lower Mainland

Drug addiction and public safety a top priority says Andrew Wilkinson

Pandemic derails CP Holiday Train

Canadian Pacific will work to get donations to food banks while also producing an online music concert

Vanderhoof’s Brian Frenkel takes on top job in tough times

We can get through this, new local government leader says

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Mounties cleared by watchdog in fatal shooting of man with schizophrenia in Maple Ridge

Kyaw Din was killed by the RCMP during a mental health incident in August 2019

Local councils important, Horgan says as municipal conference ends

B.C. NDP leader says ‘speed dating’ vital, online or in person

Penticton woman sentenced to one year in prison for manslaughter of teen boyfriend

Kiera Bourque, 24, was sentenced for manslaughter in the 2017 death of Penticton’s Devon Blackmore

Most Read