OCT 25-16, 2019: ROSSLAND, BC – Columbia Basin Mixer

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 15, 2019

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Photo credit: Thomas Nowaczynski, Photographing farmers at Linden Lane Farms

Columbia Basin Mixer

October 25th – 26th 2019, Red Mountain Resort, Rossland BC

The Columbia Basin Mixer is coming together! This fall, join us at Red Mountain Resort, and the new Nowhere Special Hostel for two days of workshops and gathering. This year’s mixer will be integrated with the Basin Food Summit’s Agriculture Forum on Friday October 25th, and continue on Saturday October 26th with more in-depth programming for new and young farmers. In the spirit of YA mixers, this will be an opportunity to engage and network, share ideas and access the knowledge and experience you need to build your farm and business for success! Let’s dive in deep together and create future resilience within the Columbia Basin foodshed.

We would love to know what workshops you would like to attend at the Mixer. Please fill out this SURVEY

The 2019 Columbia Basin Mixer is coordinated by Damon Chouinard, who has been growing food in the Slocan Valley for the past decade. As a farmer and founding member of Kootenay Food (WKPC), Damon brings a passion for event production, education, and food security to his role with Young Agrarians.

The 2019 Columbia Basin Mixer is part of a three-day Basin Food Summit put on by the Columbia Basin Trust to cultivate opportunities for producers, processors and food buyers, while creating space and programming for growth, networking, collaboration, and the celebration of local foods. The summit brings together three separate events for three distinct days of programming.  

Thursday, October 24 – The Basin Food & Buyers Expo will be returning for year two and is expanding! The Expo will exhibit opportunities for food producers and processors from the Basin to grow market opportunities and meet new buyers (grocery, restaurant, distribution and food service) from across Western Canada.

Friday, October 25 – The Agriculture Forum will gather the region’s food growers, makers and support services to network, workshop and brainstorm around developing a thriving food and agriculture economy. This conference will explore new technologies and regenerative practices with targeted program streams and experts for food businesses, community, and established and emerging farms.

Friday & Saturday, October 25-26 – The Young Agrarians Mixer will be part of the Agriculture Forum. Join us for two days of farming workshops geared towards new and young farmers looking to develop skills, build knowledge, and network with farming peers.

Registration is required, tickets available soon.  Stay tuned for more information.  

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The Columbia Basin Mixer is funded by the Columbia Basin Trust. Thank you CBT!

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