Environmental farm plan program explored at Sept. 20 workshop

Farmers will speak on experiences with environmental farm plan.

The Langley Sustainable Agriculture Foundation (LSAF) is hosting a workshop on the environmental farm plan program on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Langley Events Centre. The workshop is being sponsored by the Township of Langley as well as the B.C. Agricultural Research and Development Corporation.

Workshop attendance is free, but registration is required by emailing langleyagriculture@gmail.com. Deadline for reservations is midnight Friday, Sept. 12.

The environmental farm plan program is a multi-government initiative which helps growers and producers upgrade their farms to offer the kinds of products consumers want: Locally grown by farmers who care for the environment and who strive to farm sustainably.

The program offers no-cost consultation with an EFP program planning advisor, as well as cost-sharing incentives to help eliminate or reduce any identified environmental risks. The program is totally voluntary and all information remains strictly confidential.

Workshop speakers include EFPP specialists as well as farmers and landowners with farm status. Among the  speakers are organic egg-producer Monica Fitzl of Second Nature Farms; pinto horse breeder Rachel Drennan of Drennan Horse Farm; organic vegetable producer Susan Snow of Snow Farms; and Aldor Acres dairy producer Brian Anderson.

 

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