Taking Stock for Flood Recovery

Live! April 20th 1:00pm – 2:00pm EDT

Recovering from the effects of a natural disaster can feel overwhelming and do not happen overnight. It can take years before your business is “back to normal”, or more correctly, back to a new normal.

The essential elements of any recovery journey are:

  • Knowing where you are
  • Knowing where you want to be
  • Putting a plan in place to help you get there

In this webinar, Jim will walk you through a new resource available for producers: Taking Stock for Flood Recovery. This workbook is designed to assist you to assess “where you are” and figure out how to get where you want to be through a self-assessment of your farm management systems, skills and practices.

You will learn how planning provides the framework for effective decision-making and how to set and prioritize goals for the future and identify resources that can help meet these goals.

Presented by: Jim Forbes, P.Ag. British Columbia Institute of Agrologists

Jim is a Professional Agrologist with over 35 years of experience in agricultural production and management. Since retiring from the Ministry of Agriculture in January of 2020 he has been working as a private agricultural consultant and Planning Advisor for the BC Environmental Farm Plan Program at BC IAF (Investment Agriculture Foundation). He is also a trainer for Farm Management Canada’s “Roots to Success” Farm Risk Management workshops.

Over the years working with the Ministry of Agriculture, Jim was called upon to assist with numerous emergency events affecting agriculture: from the almost annual forest fires to pipeline oil spills, mass livestock mortalities, dangerous goods spills, debris flows, an illegal drug lab, and multiple floods. Having seen the effects of these emergency events on producers, and after the record-breaking wildfire season of 2017, Jim developed the first iteration of Taking Stock Wildfire Recovery Workbook to highlight the use of good farm business management practices to help with recovery. Jim hopes that you will find the Taking Stock Flood Recovery Workbook helpful in your road to recovery from the floods.

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