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Abbotsford’s Agriculture Bus Tour

Each year, the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce organizes an Agriculture Bus Tour—open to anyone interested in learning more about our region’s top industry. It’s a full-day field trip and an opportunity to discover new and innovative agri-businesses in Abbotsford and network with other community members. The Agriculture Bus Tour Begins Following …

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Minister of Agriculture Norm Letnick, Fraser Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart, 4-H British Columbia Manager Kevin Rothwell, and members and leaders of the Nicola Valley 4-H Club.

4-H BC: New Deal with the Province

The province of B.C. has signed a new ten-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) with 4-H BC to help engage young British Columbians with careers in Agriculture.  Minister of Agriculture Norm Letnick and Fraser Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart presented the provincial organization with a cheque for $87,000, at the Nicola Ranch …

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Small Lot Poultry Additions

Small Lot Poultry Additions

Small lot egg farms, those with 100 to 399 laying hens, have seen an immediate increase recently in available licences in BC, rising from 25 to 50. At first glance, this may not seem like a lot of farms, but in speaking to Al Sakalauskas, executive director of the BC …

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Needlepoint Science: Bovine Acupuncture

Dr. Steph Rhebergen is a large animal veterinarian with Abbotsford Veterinary Clinic and practicing animal acupuncturist. She has treated small and large animals, and taken additional, acupuncture specific courses to earn her CVA (Certified Veterinarian Acupuncturist). “The Chi Institute in Reddick [Florida] is where I did my training,” says Dr. …

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BCYF Farm Fest 2014

The Annual Farm Fest event was held by BC Young Farmer’s (BCYF) at UFV Chilliwack Campus on November 22nd this year. There was a great turnout from farmers across the Lower Mainland, with a few of them venturing out from the Interior/Okanagan to com and take part in this event. …

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