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The Smithers Farmers Institute is hosting another Carrots to Cattle Conference!  This time the theme is “Making Money in Agriculture”.  The gala & conference will be held Feb 17 & 18 at the Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge in Smithers.  More information available on the website: www.smithersfarmersinstitute.com.

We are hosting a Northern Agricultural Gala on Friday that includes dinner, entertainment and a silent auction.  There will be two keynote speakers – Stan Vander Waal is the Chair of the BC Agriculture Council (BCAC) and Gillian Robbins is the representative on the BCAC for the BC Young Farmers.  The website for the BC Ag Council is: https://www.bcac.bc.ca/ if you want more context and background on the two speakers.  Come out to celebrate northern agriculture, shake off the February blues, and break out your Sunday best!

The conference is on Saturday – we have great speakers confirmed on a variety of topics that ultimately have the potential to improve the bottom line for our local agriculture operations.  We are asking speakers to make sure they have three main take home points on how to make money in agriculture.

There will be a Tradeshow again that opens on Friday just prior to the Northern Agricultural Gala, and goes all day Saturday during the conference.

Registration information is available on the website, including a link to an online registration option.  Please let us know if you have any questions; you can contact us by email at smithersfi@hotmail.ca or by phone – Bryan Swansburg is doing registration this year and can be reached at 250-847-0901.  There are rooms blocked off with a reduced rate at the Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge for people who need a place to spend the night.