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Bugs with Benefits

On the outskirts of Nanoose Bay, on Vancouver Island, 10 buildings are spread over a fairly typical farm property. Horses roam the green fields ... but this is definitely not a horse ranch; it's a ranch of a very different kind.

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Selling Your Value-added Products to Markets

Selling Your Product - some tips on how to get your value added products to more markets more »

Apr 16, 2014 Features

The 'We Heart Local' Partnership Program

If you run a farmgate operation selling local produce or products, you probably wish some giant organization would come in and help you market your products for free. more »

Apr 9, 2014 Features

Dig It! Branding for North Fraser Agri-tourism

There are raisins ... and then there are California Raisins. That wildly successful exercise in branding, featuring raisins wearing Wayfarer sunglasses, showed fruit growers all over the world the importance of branding. more »

Feb 13, 2014 Features

Tractor Guide 2014

2014 is a big year for innovation in tractor design. Due partly to tighter EPA regulations on diesel emissions. tractors coming out in 2014 and 2015 are quieter, produce less pollution, get better fuel economy and still provide more horsepower. more »

Feb 12, 2014 Features

Emissions Impossible

Emissions Impossible: New Tier 4 Engines Radically Lower Pollution, But At What Cost? Any farmer who owns a tractor near the end of its life will face a major choice over the next 12 months. more »

Feb 12, 2014 Features

Hired Guns Target the Beverage Industry

A posse of Hired Guns is hitting the target in BC's wine country with some edgy marketing campaigns that combine high art with very targeted messaging. more »

Feb 12, 2014 Features

BC Liquor Law

BC’s Attorney General is currently reviewing a wide-ranging proposal to modernize BC’s liquor laws. The results could have profound impacts on wineries, brew pubs and distilleries. more »

Dec 4, 2013 Features

Farm to Table Video from Tourism Kelowna

Have you seen the video that Tourism Kelowna has up on YouTube that showcases our fabulous area and Farm to Table experiences? A great video to share with your friends and relatives! more »


Avenue Machinery wants to help you be trouble free

Avenue’s Maintenance Program is now on! They can spot any potential problems you may have with your equipment before it becomes an expensive failure. Check out the offer here! more »

Nov 4, 2013 Features

Young Agrarians

Sara Dent

Some people say young people have no dedication or work ethic. They obviously haven’t met the youth who want into farming, but don’t know how to get their fingers in the dirt in the face of rising land costs coupled with stiff competition from subsidized markets.

Young Farmers

Kelsey Rieger grew up on her family farm, Orchard Corners, in Kelowna. It’s a small farm; 15 acres planted mostly in apples and the rest in peaches, pears, plums and blueberries. The senior Riegers, wanting to retire, put the farm up for sale. Of their three children, only Kelsey was interested in taking over.

Young Farmer


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