One potato, two potato … Potato harvest with AGRI 321 students and Dr. Javad Hadian

Our AGRI 321 students recently harvested potatoes and had the opportunity to observe different plant organs and learned how potatoes develop tubers on underground stems. To prepare for harvest, they learned about top-kill practices. Top-kill has to be done two weeks before harvest to help the potatoes set the skins to ensure storage quality and … Read more

Welcome to our new Faculty of Science faculty!

The Faculty of Science would like to welcome our new full time hires! Although some of their faces are familiar, they bring with them many years of expertise! Department of Agriculture Technology Dr. Lauren Erland Director Berry Horticulture Research Lauren joins us as Director, Berry Horticulture Research. Lauren’s research has brought her to many parts … Read more

Agriculture welcomes 4-H Food for Thought Group

The Agriculture Technology Department was thrilled to host the 4-H Food for Thought group last month. Thirty-five delegates from ages 14-15 years of age, rotated through different activities at our facility. They toured the pollinator garden, propagation area, learned about body condition scoring of goats and about the halal meat market. Special thanks to Dr. … Read more

In the news … Stewart Fuoco, UFV Agriculture Student Association President assists with launch of community garden in Chilliwack

Chilliwack Bowls of Hope opens community garden with communal and private plots: Garden important for food sovereignty and for people to have access to grow own food, says Cindy Waters Article written by JENNA HAUCK, Chilliwack Progress May. 27, 2022 A new community garden project in Chilliwack will help feed hungry families and give folks … Read more

Dr. Renee Prasad in the Vancouver Sun! Is it safe to eat food grown after BC fields flooded?

Is it safe to eat food grown after B.C. fields flooded? Soil tests show “the integrity of the agricultural food supply production for (Sumas Prairie) remains strong.” Article written by Glenda Luymes Published date: May 29, 2022 Renee Prasad spends hours on her hands and knees in the dirt, looking at bugs. As floodwater saturated … Read more

Faculty of Science welcomes the Department of Agriculture Technology to Science!

We are excited to welcome the Department of Agriculture Technology to the Faculty of Science as of May 1, 2022. Even though physically, Agriculture is located at our Chilliwack campus, we have no doubt that a close bond will be formed within the Faculty of Science where new and continuing collaborations will blossom! The Department … Read more

Dr. Lenore Newman featured in first episode of UFV Get to Know podcast with Mitch Huttema

Dr. Lenore Newman, Associate Professor in the School of Land Use and Environmental Change and Director of the Food and Agriculture Institute at UFV was interviewed in the inaugural episode of the UFV Get to Know podcast hosted by Mitch Huttema, video and communications specialist at UFV.  Dr. Newman talked about her career journey, the … Read more

Dr. Michael Dossett, BC Berry Cultivar Development Feb 21/17 @ 6 pm B101

Please join the Agriculture Centre of Excellence in welcoming Dr. Michael Dossett, BC Berry Cultivar Development “Breeding for the Future: The case for conserving, collecting, and evaluating wild crop relatives” Date: February 21, 2017 Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm Location: Abbotsford Campus, Room B101 Around the globe, plant breeders are in a race to stay … Read more

Biology cozies up with some fuzzy friends

Brent Bailey from UFV’s Department of Agriculture recently took some Biology ‘peeps’ on a barn and greenhouse tour of our state-of-the-art agriculture facility in Chilliwack. Fabiola Rojas, Shawna Dyck, Allan Arndt and Justin Lee even happened to make a few new friends. The Centre features a 783 m2 barn including livestock, milking, poultry and swine … Read more

Four-$2,000 WestGen Education Awards Available! Deadline Oct 31st!

Every year, WestGen awards 4 worthy Western Canadian Agriculture or Veterinary students a $2,000 Education Award. WestGen’s Education Awards are available to post-secondary students from Western Canada who are pursuing studies in agriculture or veterinary medicine. Applicants must be a WestGen member or son/daughter of a WestGen member. They offer four $2,000 awards each fall. … Read more