VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Ministry of Agriculture provided funding to support the professional development of farmers by offering farmers and ranchers the opportunity to attend a variety of agriculture-related learning events.Members of the agricultural industry were invited to participate in a series of field days, workshops and other learning opportunities that promoted growth and viability within the farming sector.According to the Government, the program provided funding to support knowledge and technical transfer for B.C. farmers and food processors.- Advertisement -A total of 17 “knowledge-transfer” events were offered in regions throughout the province during the past three months, covering a wide range of farming and ranching activities that was aimed to improve B.C.’s agricultural sector.B.C.’s Minister of Agriculture, Lana Popham, says the Province is committed to providing support for farmers and ranchers in the changing world of agriculture.“The agricultural industry is continually growing and changing to adapt to emerging opportunities and changing environmental, production and market conditions. We are committed to providing the support our ranchers and farmers need to ensure they are able to grow with the industry through hands-on learning and peer-taught workshops coming from within the farming community.”Advertisement The program was supported by the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a five-year, $3-billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector.More information on the Knowledge Transfer Events can be found on the Government of B.C.’s website.
The annual Ayr Hill National School, RAMELTON 5K road race is back and will be held Thursday 7th May, a Donegal Grand Prix Fixture.Registration for the 5K starts at 6.30pm in the Ramelton Town Hall and the race begins at 7.30pm sharp from Gamble’s Square.The hugely popular event attracted a big crowd last year and organisers are expecting another large participation to this year’s event. It’s €7 for an individual runners and €5 for walkers or sponsorship covers entry fee.Prizes; €100 for 1st male to beat record and €100 for 1st female to beat record as well as spot prizesAll monies raised go towards the school.RAMELTON 5K SET TO ATTRACT BIG CROWD was last modified: April 22nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ramelton 5k