Ewan Jones from Living Soils Farm

Ewan Jones from Living Soils Farm

Province helps farmers grow knowledge along with crops

For up and coming farmers growing their business is as important as growing crops to sell

  • Aug. 24, 2015 5:00 a.m.

For up and coming farmers growing their business is as important as growing crops to sell, which is why the Ministry of Agriculture has announced AgriService BC.

The service, for people looking to start or grow their ‘agrifoods’ business, provides links to ‘comprehensive and up-to-date information’ on how to be successful in B.C.’s farming sector.

“I am focussed on creating more jobs, opportunities and wealth for farming families,” said Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick, announcing the service. “AgriService BC provides valuable information that will ensure there is a strong future for farming in British Columbia.”

Farmers can connect through AgriService BC to information about:

• Starting a new farm and effectively marketing your products.

• Hiring and supervising workers.

• Developing marketing plans and expanding your business.

• Responding to risks – resources available to help protect your business.

• Learning how to manage water and other resources effectively.

AgriService BC is available online at: www.gov.bc.ca/agriservicebc, by phone (1-888-221-7141) and email: AgriServiceBC@gov.bc.ca, or by visiting a Ministry of Agriculture office.

If you contact AgriService BC, Ministry of Agriculture staff will either find the information you have requested or will put you in contact with the appropriate expert, says a release about the service.