Tag Archives: Brianna van de Wijngaard

New Sustainable Ranching Certificate Program

Posted by Kristen Nammour on November 20, 2015

Applied Sustainable Ranching Certificate Promo Poster

An exciting new post-secondary certification program is launching in BC at the Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Williams Lake campus this coming January, and there couldn’t be a better time or place. The TRU Applied Sustainable Ranching (ASUR) program is the first of its kind in British Columbia, and located in the oldest ranching region in Canada – the Cariboo Chilcotin – where over 20% of the province’s cattle herd still resides. The Alkali Lake Ranch, for example, is the oldest in Canada, and still operates today. But times have changed, and the ranching industry – like so many others within agriculture today – is adapting to … Continue reading New Sustainable Ranching Certificate Program

Business Mentorship Network – Brianna van de Wijngaard

Posted by Kristen Nammour on February 16, 2015

Puddle Produce Lot Williams Lake BC

Name? Brianna van de Wijngaard Where do you farm? Williams Lake, BC What do you farm? Approx. 25 different vegetable crops on multiple urban plots. What type of business structure is your farm? Sole proprietorship. What is your land tenure? Lease-based; It’s all independent: I draft and sign a MOU with each landowner. Currently, they are renewed annually and compensated with weekly produce deliveries. How did you seriously get into farming? I did a few farm-stays after university, in 2011. After reading the SPIN farming guides, I decided I could do it on my own. Why did you apply for the … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Brianna van de Wijngaard