BCYF FARM FEST 2023
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Are you a young farmer seeking to grow your network and sharpen up your industry knowledge? BC Young Farmers invites you to join us for a day packed with experiences tailored specifically for you.
Date: November 16, 2023
Time: 8:45 a.m. (Doors open @ 8:00 a.m.)
Location: Student Union Building, 33844 King Rd, Abbotsford, BC V2S 7M8.
Eligibility: Young farmers aged 19-40 (inclusive) actively involved in the agriculture industry. Includes current farmers and farm workers, and those in the start-up phase. If this sounds like you, proceed below to secure your ticket purchase!
Thank you to our title sponsor, the governments of Canada and British Columbia through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership!
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- 8:00 a.m. - Doors Open
- 8:45 a.m. - Welcome & Introductions
- 9:00 a.m. - A Conversation with Premier Eby and Minister Alexis
- 10:00 a.m. - Networking Break & Showcase Open
- 10:30 a.m. - Panel: Running a Farm Business - What to be Thinking About
- 11:35 a.m. - Panel: Workforce Development for Farmers - The Issues and Where to Find Resources
- 1:00 - 4:40 p.m. - Guided Farm Tours: Shadow Produce & Rainbow Greenhouses
- 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Reception
- Hon. David Eby, Premier of British Columbia
- Hon. Pam Alexis, Minister of Agriculture & Food
- Kim Grout - CEO, Provincial Agricultural Land Commission
- Mark Raymond - Executive Director, Extension & Support Services Branch, BC Ministry of Agriculture & Food
- TJ Schur - CEO, Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC
- Andrew Unruh - Relationship Manager, Farm Credit Canada
- Sherry Watty - Professional Financial Advisor, The Co-operators
- Sukhdeep Brar - Tree Fruit Grower, Brarstar Orchards, Summerland, B.C.
- Veronica Moreno - Program Manager, Western Agriculture Labour Initiative
- Bunvir Nijjer - Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant, BC Fruit Growers' Association
- Corne Quik - Flower Grower, Quik's Farm, Chilliwack, B.C.
- Jennifer Wright - Executive Director, Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council