Agriculture in the Thompson Nicola Regional District
Thur. May 28 @ noon
Graham Strachan will present an overview of agriculture in the Thompson Nicola Regional District (TNRD) and how the industry is changing in response to climate, market, real estate prices, and new technology. The region’s extensive historical ranches and apple orchards have partially given way to residential demand, and also to more intensive and diverse agricultural activities, with a recognition of the opportunity for growth in the food supply from the interior of the Province. Graham’s presentation explores some of the factors driving this progression, the limits and possibilities, and provides examples of diversity, innovation and new directions in agriculture throughout the TNRD.
This webinar presentation was originally scheduled for the BCIA Conference at Sun Peaks, Kamloops.
Graham Strachan graduated from UBC and started working for the BC Ministry of Agriculture in 1975. He spent 35 years with the Ministry, retiring in 2009 as the Regional Agrologist. His career took him to locations such as Fort St John for 3 years, Quesnel for 5 years and then the remaining 27 years in Kamloops. He has been involved in Land Use Consulting from 2010 to 2018 and currently sits on the Thompson Nicola Regional Districts Agricultural Advisory Commission. He was also the recipient of the BCIA Agrologist of the Year Award in 2002 and retired from BCIA in 2017.
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Link to the webinar site https://bcia.adobeconnect.com/tnrd_ag/