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NEWS RELEASE · 14th October 2012
RDKS and the City of Terrace
“Growing our Food Future” in the Greater Terrace Area.

The City of Terrace and the Regional District of Kitimat‐Stikine are developing an Agricultural Area Plan (AAP) for this region. The plan will provide an overview of the local agricultural land base, describe preferences for local food and its distribution, identify ways to develop agricultural capacity and productivity and provide an analysis of local economic data.

The Plan area includes the City of Terrace and areas north to Rosswood, west to New Remo, east to Chim demash and south to Old Remo and Lakelse Lake.

All residents interested in learning about and participating in this planning process are invited to come out the public open house being held on Wednesday, October 17th between 6pm - 9pm at the Thornhill Community Center. Past farmers, residents with farms and those simply interested in the future of farming and food security are all invited to share their experiences.

There will be a short presentation at 7pm, which will provide an overview and research to date and a history of agriculture in our region, followed by a Q & A session. Residents are encouraged to drop by at any point during the three hour period and come as go as needed.

Agriculture has played a critical and significant role in the history and the growth and development of the Terrace area.

Agriculture continues to contribute to the economy and character of our region.

However, in recent years regional agricultural production has been declining in the region and a substantial amount of fertile land base is not in production. The overall objective of this planning process is to identify ways to develop agricultural capacity and productivity in our region.

Funding for this project is being provided by City of Terrace, the Regional District of Kitimat‐Stikine and the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC through programs it delivers on behalf of Agriculture and Agri‐Food Canada and the BC Ministry of Agriculture, in addition to in-kind contributions from the BC Ministry of Agriculture and the University of Victoria.