The Cowichan Agricultural Society (CAS) hosts regular workshops, farm tours, professional development opportunities, and an annual Harvest BBQ & Farmer’s Market to benefit farmers, farms, and other agricultural stakeholders in the Cowichan Valley.
CAS offers workshops with insightful guest speakers, such as Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm (2009) and Dr. Jill Clapperton (2010). We’ve also hosted trainings about chicken health and organic certification of berries.
CAS meetings are replaced with monthly farm tours during the summer so we can learn from one another’s experiences. In 2014, farm tours are scheduled for June, July, August and September. It’s a great opportunity to see innovative solutions that other farmers have used to handle common situations.
Every few years CAS hosts a tour of farms for local political representatives and government decision-makers to help connect farmers and their issues with those who have the power or potential to change agricultural policy.
Become a Member!
Come to the next meeting of the Cowichan Agricultural Society, and connect with these local farms and farmers. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month, at 7pm.
Click here for more information on the benefits of joining CAS.