While perhaps not as 'rooted' in the local economy as that of our neighbours in the Peace, agriculture remains a viable way of life for many Northern Rockies residents. The success of crops, local food security, the health of livestock, and the availability of land through the Agricultural Land Reserve are all measures of the potential for growth of this industry in our region. The initiation of a Public Farmers Market in the summer of 2010 showed growing support from the community, while the annual development of two Community Gardens demonstrate growing signs of interest.
Formed in 2012, the Northern Rockies Agricultural Advisory Committee is comprised of members of the community with agricultural interests and backgrounds, members of Council, and members of NRRM staff. Find their DRAFT terms of reference here.
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