Saturday March 7, 2020, University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford
Registration is now open! Please fill out the registration form HERE, and follow the instructions for e-transferring the registration fee in the confirmation email.
The cost is $25 for students and $70 for non-students. The price includes registration, lunch, refreshments, and PRSSS annual membership for 2020/2021. The 2020/2021 membership registration cycle is from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021.
Registration closes Monday March 2, 2020.
Student Poster Competition
The PRSSS in collaboration with the BCIA will host its annual Student Poster Competition with cash prizes. The competition is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Please ensure that your poster is no larger than 44.5″ wide x 44.5″ high.
Posters will be hung in the morning and available for viewing during the lunch break. If you are interested in participating, please indicate so when you register for the Workshop.
|8:00am – 9:00am||Registration and Morning Coffee|
|9:00am – 9:10am||Welcome and Introduction|
|9:10am – 10:00am||Keynote Speaker: Dr. Maja Krzic|
|10:00am – 10:30am||Speaker: BC Institute of Agrologists|
|10:30am – 11:00am||Refreshment Break|
|11:00am – 11:30am||Panel Introduction: Emerging Trends in Soil Science Education and Practice|
|11:30am – 12:30pm||Panel Question Period|
|12:30pm – 1:30pm||Lunch and Poster Competition|
|1:30pm – 3:30pm||Concurrent Workshops – Details Below|
|3:30pm – 4:00pm||PRSSS AGM, Awards and Closing Remarks|
|4:15pm – 6:30pm||Reception / Social Event|
- Lesley Dampier, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC
- Justin Straker, Integral Ecology Group
- Dieter Geesing, Provincial Soil Specialist
- Classroom Best Practices for Effective Agricultural Extension (Dr. Renee Prasad)
Description: In 2020, the university classroom may be unrecognizable to anyone who has not been an undergraduate for five or more years. Best practices that put the focus on learning rather than instructing are valuable tools that can also help to improve Agricultural Extension outcomes. This workshop is best suited for Agrologists who spend time presenting to and working with growers, especially in large group settings, e.g. Pacific Agriculture Show. Maximum 20 participants.
- Describing Soils in the Field (Kent Watson) and Soil Texturing Competition
At the brief afternoon PRSSS AGM new executives for the PRSSS committee will be elected. If you would like to become more involved, please get in touch directly at email@example.com.
We are especially looking to fill the following roles:
- Membership Coordinator
- Website and Social Media Coordinators (2)
- Newsletter Coordinator
PRSSS merchandise including our new custom soil-themed playing cards, stickers, t-shirts will available for purchase.