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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. Location: The 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 BC, Farm 2 Chefs, Community Futures, Venture Kamloops, Urban Agriculture in … Continue reading EVENT: Farmland Connections Conference, Kamloops, BC – March 20-22

Beyond the Market’s New Farm Initiative

Posted by newjillenium on March 29, 2013 1 Comment

A Prince George potato farmer for over 70 years, John Ryser once won the potato section of the BC Provincial Seed Fair for thirteen years in a row.

When you think of farming in BC, what comes to mind? Maybe you have visions of apples and wine in the Okanagan, blueberries and poultry in the Fraser Valley, or even artisanal cheese and market gardens on Vancouver Island. More often than not, the north and central interior of the province is not part of the public vision. This southern-centered vision of agriculture is drastically different from that of British Columbia’s pioneering age, when droves of settlers came north to towns like Prince George, Vanderhoof, Smithers and McBride to take advantage of vast farmland in fertile river valleys in order … Continue reading Beyond the Market’s New Farm Initiative