Module 2: Agriculture Today
Section 1: The Economics of Agriculture
Lesson A: Supply Management
BC Chicken Marketing Board
BC Milk Marketing Board
BC Turkey Marketing Board
BC Broiler Hatching Egg Commission
BC Egg Marketing Board
Milking the System: Is Canada's Supply Management System an Impediment to Free Trade?
Lesson B: Agriculture and Trade
Agricultural subsidies and the World Trade Organization
Global Policy Forum: What are Agricultural Subsidies?
Lesson C: Agri-tourism
List of BC agritourism operations and what they offer
Citing Online Images (for agri-tourism assignment)
Lesson D: Farm Business Management
Ministry of Agriculture and Lands
Enterprise Budgets - Planning for Profit
Metro Vancouver Video: Modern Farming Challenges
Section 2: Changing Times, Changing Tastes
Lesson A: Agricultural Trends
Statistics Canada: What's In Your Grocery Cart?
The BC Agriculture Plan: Growing a Healthy Future for B.C. Families
The Sustainability Road Show Part 2
Glenn Valley Organic Co-op
Lesson B: Organic Farming
Certified Organic Associations of BC
Ministry of Agriculture & Lands
British Columbia Organic Industry Overview
Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada
Canadian Organic Growers Association
Grocery Store Wars
YouTube parody of Star Wars set to the theme of sustainable agriculture, especially organic farming
Lesson C: Buying Locally
Watch: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
Part 3: Buying locally & Marketing
Food Fight: Local vs. Global - What's On Your Plate and Where Did it Come From?
Food Routes: Where Does Your Food Come From?
CBC Land and Sea Episode: Turning A Green Leaf
100 Mile Diet - Local Resources
Determining Your 100 Mile Radius
Agriculture, Fish and Food in BC Map
Spud.ca is an online food delivery service that specializes in fresh and tasty food grown or produced close to home. To get started, type your postal code in the "just browsing?" section on the bottom left corner of the home page. Next click on the "go shopping" tab at the top of the page, to pick your items.
Statistics Canada: Agricultural Community Profiles:
A user-friendly and easily searchable database where you can find how far you'd have to go to get the product you want to eat - your community, region, province or across the country. This site will give you a good idea of what is being grown and raised in your area. Simply type in your location in the search feature, enter your community name and province and follow the links. You can browse through the tables to discover what's growing in your region.
Lesson D: Food Safety
BC Ministry of Agriculture and Lands: Food Safety and Quality
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points
Section 3: Working in Agriculture
Lesson A: Careers in Agriculture
Fields for Your Future: Careers in Agriculture
Growing Careers: Occupations in Agriculture and the Food Processing Industry
How to write a job posting
How to write a cover letter
Lesson B: Farm Safety
Farm and Ranch Safety and Health Association (FARSHA)