Join us at the British Columbia Farm Women’s Network Fall Seminar

letter to the editor by Brenda Jones - BC Farm Women's Network Fall Seminar

To the editor;

We would like to invite you to our annual fall seminar, held in the beautiful North Thompson Valley.  Join us on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 for a meet and greet with all seminar registrants at the Stationhouse Restaurant from 6 to 8 p.m.   On Friday, Sept. 13 we will get on a bus to tour the valley from Barriere to Little Fort.  We will be stopping at the Little Fort Herefords, Rainer Dairy Farm and abattoir, the Mitchell Cattle Company and our new magnificent facility in Barriere, the Agriplex.  We shall also visit  the  trout far in Little fort  as well as the Earthship in Darfield.  We will have lunch at the Hi 5 Diner in Little Fort.  After the tour, there will be a bit of quiet time.  We will then gather at the Lion’s Hall for a delicious supper, made by Sam’s Pizza and Ribs, have our AGM and a little entertainment.

Saturday morning, we will be at our local Lion’s Hall for a day of interesting speakers. Kevin Van Damme, our Conservation Officer, will discuss what is going on with the local wildlife and the interactions of the wildlife with the farming community.  He will offer tips on how to reduce and prevent confrontations with predators.  Joann Fox from the Invasive Weed Council has agreed to give us an overview of a plan to use goats as weed management tools and the latest invasive weeds to be watching out for.  Reg Steward from FARSHA will be helping us keep safe around the farm and give us some information about WCB’s new policy on unscheduled inspections.  Lower North Thompson Community Forests Society will be coming in, as well as Cheryl Thomas from the North Thompson Food Action group.  The day will finish off with an amazing dinner from Sam’s Pizza and Ribs and live music, as well as a silent auction.

Kim Fennell and I are extremely excited to be hosting this event and having the opportunity to show you why we love living in this valley.

We are looking forward to seeing you all, phone or email if you have any questions that we may be able to answer.  Brenda Jones at 250-672-9737 or email bjlouiscreek5@gmail.com, Kim Fennell at 250-320-7689.

See you all soon! 

Brenda Jones