The encouraging response from the province’s agricultural community to the new Enviornmental Farm program designed to enhance environmental awareness among producers, is good news for B.C. municipalities.
Environmental Farm Planning
The Partnership Committee on Agriculture and the environment was established in April, 1998 to provide a single-window approach for consultation on environmental issues that affect farmers and agriculture.
The Drainage Management Guide is is one of the supplementary documents to the Environmental Farm Planning program prepared to assist British Columbia farmers and ranchers to improve their farm operations and implement beneficial management practices.
This guide is designed for all agricultural producers – from ranchers to greenhouse growers to hobby farmers. The stewardship principles discussed here will enable farmers to improve their operations and enhance the quality of their local environment at the same time. The stewardship principles discussed here will enable farmers to improve their operations and enhance the quality of their local environment at the same time.
Environmental farm planning is a voluntary process that producers (in all types and sizes of farm operations) can use to identify both environmental strengths and any potential risks on their farms. As appropriate, it includes a prioritized action plan to reduce the risks.
InfoBasket is organised into areas of interest called Communities (e.g. Apiculture or Beef). Each Community is comprised of folders, such as Production and Processing, Business Management and Finance, Marketing and Trade, Regulations and Legislation, Directories and Contacts and Statistics and Market Data. Within these folders you will find links to documents specific to your agri-business needs.