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Young Agrarians Williams Lake Mixer
Thompson Rivers University, Williams Lake Campus
Williams Lake, BC
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Young Agrarians Williams Lake Mixer
Northern Secwepemc Territories

SATURDAY February 9th: Workshops - 8:30am-6pm
SATURDAY February 9th: Community Potluck Social & Farmer Slideshows - 6-9pm
SUNDAY February 10th: Workshops - 8:30am-5pm

Join us for the first ever Young Agrarians (YA) Winter Mixer in Williams Lake at Thompson Rivers University, Williams Lake Campus!

Join us for a full two-days of workshops and sessions to sharpen your farm and business skills, and build connections with other farmers in the region. We will have some great streams of content that will kick start new farmers, and that will deepen the knowledge and success of those with some seasons in their pocket.

Please join us and invite friends and family to the Saturday night community potluck social and farmer slideshows!

Tickets are Sliding scale $50-$100*
* Please pay what you can, no one turned away due to funds (*please contact: Volunteer work trades are available:)


The 2019 Williams Lake Mixer features workshops for small-scale, ecological farmers in Central B.C. Workshops include:

Land Leasing and Transition Presentations with Darcy Smith, the YA B.C. Land Program Manager, Vancouver, BC

Farm Business Planning, cost of production, and co-op development workshops with Chris Bodnar, Close to Home Organics, Abbotsford & Kwantlen Polytechnic University Instructor.

Diversifying your farm enterprises and Direct marketing meats with Tristan and Aubyn Banwell, Spray Creek Farm, Lillooet, BC

Indigenous Food and Ethobotany with Cecelia Derose, Williams Lake, BC

Demystifying butchering, licensing, and regulations with David Charchuk Consulting & Associates, Kamloops, BC

Soil Biology with Emma Holmes M.Sc. P.Ag, Organics Industry Specialist, BC Ministry of Agriculture, Vernon, BC

Collaborative conflict resolution on the farm with Keeley Nixon Creative Consulting, Victoria, BC

Farm start up and marketing strategies with Rob Borsoto, Mackin Creek Farms, Cariboo, BC

Outlooks on grazing and holistic management with Clint and Karen Thompson of San Jose Cattle, 150 Mile house, BC

New entrants support with Serena Black, IFS, Science Research Specialist, Agriculture research extension, Prince George, BC

Cost of Production and Financial Analysis for Crops and Livestock with Gillian Watt of TRU's Sustainable Ranching Program, Williams Lake, BC

Seed Starting and Micro Greens with Brianna Van De Wigingaard, Puddle Produce Farm, Soda Creek, BC

Season Extension and Growing in Cold Climates with Andrew Adams, Hope Farm Organics, Prince George, BC

Be sure to specify B.C. and the bio-region Cariboo-Upper Fraser to get #WLMIXER2019 updates!

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This event was made possible with funding provided by the Province of British Columbia. Venue sponsorship provided by Thompson Rivers University - Williams Lake Campus.


Thompson Rivers University, Williams Lake Campus (View)
1250 Western Avenue
Williams Lake, BC V2G 1H7


Education > Workshops

Minimum Age: 0
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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