Peace Region Agricultural Drone Field School
It doesn’t matter if you’re just flying for fun or for a commercial operation, you need a drone pilot licence to legally fly a drone in Canada. Blackbird will offer subsidized online drone pilot training to agricultural producers in the BC Peace in 2020 through grant funding from BC Hydro’s Peace Agricultural Compensation Fund. These short, at-your-own-pace courses will prepare you to confidently take the Transport Canada drone pilot online exam for basic operations and become safe, knowledgeable drone pilots. Later on in the season (and pending the outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic), we will put that knowledge into practice during several field days to explore specific applications, including disease scouting, wildlife damage, drainage issues, etc. Go to blackbird.ca/wings for more information and to register.
BC Director Vacancy
As of the 2020 AGM there is a vacancy for a BC Director. Please contact Talon at 1 877 630 2198 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in filling this vacancy.
Calvin Yoder New Contact Info
Calvin Yoder is no longer with AB Agriculture & Forestry and now works jointly for SARDA Ag Research and Peace Region Forage Seed Association.
His new contact info is:
Phone: 1 780 864 7663
Summer Tour 2020 Cancelled
Due to COVID-19 the 2020 Annual Summer Tour has been cancelled. If you want to discuss current work the PRFSA is conducting please reach out to Talon (1 877 630 2198) or Calvin (1 780 864 7663).
Canadian FS Conference
Presentations & Posters now available!
The majority of the conference posters and presentations are now availble to view in PDF form.
Pest Monitoring Resources
The BC Pest Monitoring Project and the Prairie Pest Monitoring Network are two resources to consider using during the growing season.