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Recent Agriculture articles

Karen and Doug Barraclough recently won the Kootenay Livestock Association's 2018 Agriculturalist of the Year award.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Agriculture, Animal Care

Local Kootenay Ranchers inspire the Next Generation

Karen travels all over the East Kootenays teaching elementary students about farming and where their food comes from

Hailey Troock is the dedicated land matcher for the Columbia Basin.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture

B.C. Land Matching Program supports new farmers in Columbia Basin

This program connects farmers looking for land with landowners wanting to lease their land for farming.

The sow and her babies were the fair’s big hit out of the many attractions that appeared at last year’s fair.
East Kootenay, Creston, Fairmont Hot Springs, Agriculture, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism

100 years of fall fair fun

Here is how the community plans to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Creston Valley Fall Fair.

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Community markets begin accepting Nutrition Coupons June 15.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Financial

Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program gets $100,000 boost

Trust support reduces wait lists, adds five new markets, feeds 225 more families

Rylee Christenson, shown here in Glacier National Park, became the manager of the Creston Valley Farmers Market in April 2018.
East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Small Business, Tourism

The new face of the Creston Valley Farmers Market

After studying people, places and natural systems for her B.Sc. in geography, Rylee Christenson is managing the Creston Valley Farmers Market.

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Chris Holt of Lakewood Landscaping
Kootenay Homes, West Kootenay, Nelson, Agriculture, Education, Environment

Xeriscaping: You, me and the blue, part two

Xeriscapic landscaping uses plants that thrive in our natural environment. Here are seven tips for creating a low-maintenance yard.

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Colourful beehives are lined up underneath blooming apple trees.
Green Scene, Agriculture, Environment

Bee involved in bee health

The Province of BC has announced the new BeeBC Program

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A woman's hands hold an eggplant at a farmers market stall. A chalk sign reads
Green Scene, Agriculture, Environment

Farm fresh, close to home—here’s a list of all the farmers markets in the Kootenay region

Buying local gives back to your community and your health. Read on to find out where you can get the freshest, organic products at these Kootenay farmers market

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