New Agriculture Course Offers Exciting Opportunities for Businesses
Individuals interested in a part or full-time career owning a small farm business shouldn’t miss the North Island College "Small Farm Opportunities" course.
Participants will be introduced to the wide variety of small farm businesses in the Comox Valley, including direct-market and organic fruit and vegetable growers, specialty livestock producers, agri-tourism, and value-added farm processors.
This course will also provide content about key requirements (land, water, improvements, etc), pitfalls, and potential of each. Participants will even learn how to get started on a business plan for their own small farm business.
The instructor, Gary Rolston, P. Ag., is the former Regional Agrologist with the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, and runs a successful Farm Management and Business Planning consulting company.
AGRI-1105 Small Farm Opportunities
Saturday, October 20, 2007
9 am – noon (classroom)
1 – 4 pm (fieldtrip)
*Please Note: Bring a bagged lunch, wear suitable attire for the weather and for a trip to a farm.
To register for the class or any other class offered at North Island College, or to receive more information please contact;
North Island College
2300 Ryan Road
Courtenay BC V9N 8N6
Regina’s Agribition Show Opportunities
Comox Valley Economic Development will attend the Canadian Western Agribition in Regina, Canada’s premiere agricultural show and marketplace, November 19 – 24, 2007. The participation in the show is part of a larger Comox Valley agri-investment attraction strategy designed to increase awareness and investment in the agriculture and food & beverage processing sector of the Valley’s economy.
140,000 producers and agriculture related business people attend the show over the six day period. If your company is interested in partnering with Comox Valley Economic Development at the show, contact Lara Greasley, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.