Farmer2Farmer Registration Now OPEN!!!

Registration is now open for one of the most anticipated regional farming events of the year – – Farmer2Farmer!  This
year’s F2F Conference, themed From the Ground Up: building on our history. our experience and our soils, is packed with innovative and dynamic workshop that build on the richness of our farming community, and provide the connection and skills for moving forward stronger.

CRFAIR and the Good Food Network have recently embarked on the GoodFood2025 initiative with clear food security, food literary and local food economy targets.  25% of our food to be grown and produced locally by 2025 is one of these targets.  Farmer2Farmer is one of the many steps towards achieving this goal, not only in the Capital Region, but throughout Vancouver Island and farther. . . . in fact, it’s a step towards taking that goal even further.

Farmer2Farmer Registration Opens Jan 30, 2017

Farmer2Farmer 2017 offers two fantastic days of learning, networking and experiencing!  It’s no surprise F2F is the most talked about and anticipated farming conference of the year.  Registration opens January 30, 2017 and we can’t wait for you to join us.  Make sure to get your tickets early!!

There is a lot new this year (check out the preliminary program here) . . .  including a pre-conference Farm Bus Tour, Mar 1. 2017, taking you on a rural ramble to see and learn about innovative things farms are doing with composting, irrigation and greenhouses.

Soil Fertility Workshop, Feb 11, 2017 – Cowichan

Providing farmers with information about best practices for managing soils under high rainfall conditions. The workshop will combine presentations about strategies for different types of agriculture, and visit a number of farms to look at specific issues, depending on soil types. Lunch provided by the Somenos Women’s Institute.

FEATURED SPEAKERS: DeLisa Lewis, Research Associate at UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems, Bob Maxwell, retired BC Ministry
of Environment, Lands and Parks soils scientist, and Wayne Haddow, former Regional Agrologist for the Cowichan Valley.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11 2017

COWICHAN AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY HALL 5855 Clements St., Duncan, BC

8:30AM-4:30PM COST: $75 + GST

To register, contact Larissa at Cowichan Green Community, 360 Duncan Avenue, Duncan, BC: 250-748-8506 or larissa@cowichangreencommunity.org

www.cowichanfarmers.org