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“Beyond Competition: Toward Cultures of Cooperation” – Farmer 2 Farmer Conference

March 1, 2016


CRFAIR, in collaboration with the Young Agrarians, has another great Farmer2Farmer conference lined up for you this year.
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In addition to the keynote panel that will address the theme with exciting examples of farmers working together for success, we’re thrilled to let you know about the amazing set of workshops we have lined up:

  • Soil Fertility: Practical Strategies and Sourcing
  • Winter Crop Production: Tips and Tricks for the Coast
  • Nifty Fifty, Twenty is Plenty: Favourite Crop Varieties
  • What Big Buyers Need From All Suppliers: “Grow-to-order,”  Institutional, and Wholesale Contracts
  • Pest and Disease Café
  • Spreadsheet Wizardry: Excel Shortcuts for Farmers
  • Meat Profitability: What’s Working on the Island?
  • Scaling up for Profitability: Searching For a Sweet Spot
  • To Hire or Not to Hire?: Adventures in Navigating the Maze of Farm Labour Options
  • The BC Eco-Seed Coop and You:  Opportunities to Buy and Sell Local Seeds
  • Are You Stressed on the Farm?: Proactive Approaches to Managing Farm Stress
  • More on soils, beekeeping and many other topics of interest


Stay tuned to the website for the final program schedule which will be posted soon.
New this year at Farmer2Farmer: “Ask the experts” table. We’ll have a series of experts on various topics present throughout the day to whom you can ask your burning questions!

Also, new and exciting this year!

POTLUCK, DANCE & LAND LINKING TABLE after Farmer 2 Farmer Co-hosted by CRFAIR and Young Agrarians!

March 1, 5:00-9:00PM

Saanich Fairgrounds

Admission: FREE!

Stay on after Farmer 2 Farmer for a Young Agrarians and CRFAIR potluck, social & contra dance! EVERYONE is welcome – no matter your age! Bring your friends and family, a dish to share, tools to eat with and your dancing shoes. The Merry McKentys (http://merrymckentys.com/) will lead us in an old-timey contra dance! (Find out more about contra dancing here: http://merrymckentys.com/contra-dance.php)

Please bring your own tools to eat with (plate, utensils, cup, etc.) so we can minimize clean up!




March 1, 2016


Saanich Fairgrounds
1528 Stelly's Cross Road
Saanichton, BC Canada


Andrew Rushmere
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