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

UFV Researchers test drone scarecrows in Abbotsford’s blueberry fields

Vancouver Sun reports that researchers at the University of the Fraser Valley believe drones may finally silence the cannons that boom throughout the summer on blueberry farms.   Professor Tom Baumann and his team are reprogramming helicopter-like UAVs — properly known as unmanned aerial vehicles — to fly preset patterns over ripening blueberries in the … Read more

UFV opens Agriculture Centre of Excellence at Canada Education Park

Article taken from UFV Today – April 4, 2014 The University of the Fraser Valley officially opened its Agriculture Centre of Excellence on April 4, 2014, the university’s 40th anniversary. Premier Christy Clark and other dignitaries attended a special ceremony marking the opening (see provincial government news release here). UFV agriculture students will be learning in state-of-the-art facilities at the new … Read more

UFV’s new Agriculture Centre of Excellence – B.C.’s future is growing

Article posted on UFV Today, Dec 12, 2013 (News release from the Province of British Columbia) British Columbia’s newest centre of excellence is dedicated to agriculture, with construction progressing at the University of the Fraser Valley on a brand-new barn and greenhouses after an investment of $1 million by government. “We are planting the seeds … Read more