EVENT: Farmland Connections Conference, Kamloops, BC – March 20-22

Posted by Kristen Nammour on March 10, 2015

Farmland Connections Conf - Kamloops

ARE YOU READY TO FULFILL YOUR DREAM OF BECOMING A FARMER?

Learn from local organizations how to connect your farm to schools and restaurants, how the city of Kamloops supports young farmers, and the local groups that work to support your business. We’re also hosting workshops on land linking and business planning for new farmers.

LocationThe Plaza Hotel, 405 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC

FRIDAY, MARCH 20: Join us for a a whole day devoted to linking people, land and opportunities. In the morning we’ll share opportunities for farmers with organizations like Farm to School BCFarm 2 ChefsCommunity FuturesVenture KamloopsUrban Agriculture in Kamloops and more.

Rebecca Kneen will be giving the keynote address and is joining us to share her story of building Crannog Ales, Canada’s first certified organic on-farm microbrewery, her relationship to the land and people, and how all this ties in to a national food policy for Canada.

After lunch, attend our landlinking workshop by Young Agrarians to bring together people with farmland and those looking for land. This will be a great opportunity to network, talk farm business & organizational models, leases & licenses, and succession planning.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY MARCH 21-22: Need more? Learn how to start and run a farm business in a Farm Business Bootcamp workshop by Beyond the Market, with Jillian Merrick. Space is VERY limited for this workshop. Register now to secure your seat!

For more information and to REGISTER, please visit
www.kamloopsfarmlandconnections.com

This event is made possible by the Kamloops Food Policy Council (KFPC). Visit the KFPC website  to learn more!

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