East Kootenay residents who are interested in agriculture have an opportunity to learn and get more involved.
BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative is working to develop an agriculture education plan.
The initiative is bringing a workshop to Cranbrook for agriculture workers interested in helping to develop the plan
Regional Manager Harmony Bjarnason says the workshop is for anyone with a stake in agriculture.
“Certainly if any producers who are seeing impacts from climate change on their farms at the moment,” Bjarnason says. “Or who’ve been engaged in thinking of what the future of farming might look like, and have some ideas and adaptation solutions. Those are the people who are going to be writing this plan for us.”
The workshop’s theme is centered around warmer and drier summers, and how to prevent wildfires and deal with an increased spring flood risk.
The workshop is happening in Cranbrook January 28 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at St. Eugene Resort.
Pre-registration is required, sign in opens 8:30 AM at the resort.
– Harmony Bjarnason, Regional Manager for BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative