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Connecting Farmers to Land in Kamloops

March 12, 2015 - 12:04 PM


KAMLOOPS - The Kamloops Food Policy Council is excited to announce our upcoming Kamloops Farmland Connections Conference. This weekend event is an opportunity for anyone interested in growing food for profit to learn about the burgeoning agrarian movement in B.C. and beyond, connect with supportive organizations and people, and get inspired!

The Farmland Connections Conference is on March 20 to 22 at the Plaza Hotel in downtown Kamloops. Our Friday program starts with a panel of representatives from organizations working to support new growers with plenty of time for mixing and networking. Next up will be our keynote speaker Rebecca Kneen of Crannog Ales, sharing the story of Canada’s first Certified Organic farmhouse microbrewery and the wider food movement in Canada. The afternoon event is a Land Linking Workshop put on by the Young Agrarians.

The Saturday and Sunday program is a limited space Farm Business Boot Camp with Beyond the Market from Prince George, which will focus on the fundamentals of how to start and run a successful farm business.

The cost for the full weekend is $120.

Saturday/Sunday Farm Business Bootcamp only (including lunch and snacks both days): $100

Friday All Day (lunch Included): $50

"The Farmland Connections Conference seeks to address some of the biggest issues that local food producers face by helping them connect with individuals and organizations who can give them the information and support they need! We want and need new farmers and market gardeners to develop the economy, increase local food production, and work towards a more sustainable future" Adrienne Houlberg, Young Agrarian.

About the Food Policy Council
The Kamloops Food Policy Council (KFPC) is a not-for-profit umbrella organization which has been promoting food action initiatives in the Kamloops region for the last twenty years. It has been instrumental in the establishment of a number of ongoing programs including Gardengate, FoodShare, The Gleaning Abundance Program, Community Kitchens, and Community Gardens.

Please visit the Kamloops Food Policy Council website to learn more about the council. 

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