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Regional Farmland Conservation and Access Program

1 November 2012 - 12:00am -- admin

The first section of this paper defines the nature and purpose of Farmland Conservation and Access Programs. The middle two sections describe the current situation in the CRD with respect to farmland conservation, and identify why the region needs a Farmland Conservation and Access Program. The two final sections of the paper look at how such a program could be funded and recommends ‘Next Steps’ for the CRD to move towards the establishment of a Farmland Conservation and Access Program.

Growing New Farmers

1 October 2012 - 12:00am -- admin

The Growing New Farmers program is an initiative supported by Vancity that is working to get behind new growers, linking them to resources, micro loans, land, and other growers to kick start successful farm businesses.

Farmer 2 Farmer

1 October 2012 - 12:00am -- admin

While we work to advocate for the return of extension services, farmers are getting together to share their success and knowledge within the farm community. Farmer2Farmer is a network, and mentor pool and the Farmer2Farmer conference brings people together on the subject.

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