The Canadian Forage and Grassland Association (CFGA), in partnership with the British Columbia Forage Council (BCFC), held a very successful conference in beautiful Harrison Hot Springs, B.C. Nov. 28 to Dec. 1. Over 100 people joined the CFGA and BCFC for Forage Resilience in a Changing Landscape: Manage risk. Overcome challenges. Discover Opportunities. 
The conference began with two pre-conference workshops on Nov. 28. A grassland inventory workshop focused on grassland inventory, remote sensing and mapping with the goal of building consensus on collaborating effectively in mapping the Canadian grasslands. A knowledge translation and transfer (KTT) workshop offered extension professionals an opportunity to learn about important concepts and trends in agriculture extension in Canada. 
Other highlights were an evening welcome reception, which included the premiere of Paradigm Production’s MEAT: Land, People and Passion; a Regenerative Journey. Another special evening reception highlighted Living Labs in B.C. Other highlights included the presentation of the CFGA 2023 Leadership Award to forage expert Dr. Dan Undersander; a trade show of businesses and organizations that provide products or services to forage producers and grassland managers, or represent a conservation or land stewardship-based organization concerned with the continued loss of Canada’s grasslands and post-conference tours.
Themes for the 2023 conference sessions on Nov. 29 and 30 included policies and the global picture, industry-led sustainability programs and partnering for industry engagement, advances in science and what it means to industry, measuring impact and export and markets. Last week, the CFGA blog included a recap on Dr. Frank Mitloehner’s keynote address on facts and fictions around livestock’s contributions to climate change. Future blogs will provide recaps on the other presentations so be sure to watch for those. To see what that includes, check out the full agenda on the CFGA website. 
2023 conference recordings 
Access to the recordings of the 2023 conference proceedings will be available for purchase soon. If you would like to know when they become available email [email protected]

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