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BC Minister of Agriculture tours UFV Agriculture Centre of Excellence

UFV President and Vice-Chancellor Mark Evered, Chilliwack MLA John Martin, Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation’s John Jansen along with UFV administrators and faculty were pleased to provide a tour of UFV’s new Agriculture Centre of Excellence (ACE) to BC’s Minister of Agriculture Norm Letnick on Thursday, August 21. The Centre is located at the Chilliwack campus […]

Federal government invests $2.1 million to benefit agriculture students at UFV

Government of Canada news release: August, 7, 2014 – Chilliwack, British Columbia – Western Economic Diversification Canada Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced funding of over $2.1 million for state of the art training equipment for the Agriculture Centre of Excellence at the University of the Fraser Valley […]

BC Hazelnut Growers Association and UFV Agriculture sign partnership agreement

The University of the Fraser Valley and the BC Hazelnut Growers Association (BCHGA) have entered into a partnership to support research and programming for hazelnut growers.  The partnership will support the hazelnut industry in adopting the leading edge of research and education and to foster collaboration between UFV and BCHGA.  Discussions on joint research and […]

UFV opens Agriculture Centre of Excellence at Canada Education Park

The University of the Fraser Valley officially opened its Agriculture Centre of Excellence on April 4, 2014, the university’s 40th anniversary. Premier Christy Clark and other dignitaries attended a special ceremony marking the opening (see provincial government news release here and photos of the ceremony here.) UFV agriculture students will be learning in state-of-the-art facilities […]

Lenore Newman to speak on Wed, Feb 5 on impact of ALR over past 40 years

What would the Lower Mainland look like today if it wasn’t for the Agricultural Land Reserve? As the provincial Agricultural Land Commission marks its 40th anniversary this year, it’s a question worth considering. The ALC, an independent provincial agency with a mandate of identifying and protecting agricultural land by acting as a steward of the […]

B.C.’s future is growing at UFV’s new Agriculture Centre of Excellence

The following is a news release from the Province of British Columbia: British Columbia’s newest centre of excellence is dedicated to agriculture, with construction progressing at the University of the Fraser Valley on a brand-new barn and greenhouses after an investment of $1 million by government. “We are planting the seeds of success for students […]

CropLife B.C. pledges $10,000 for new B.C. Agriculture Centre of Excellence

  Community partnerships are playing a key role in the development of the new B.C. Agriculture Centre of Excellence at the University of the Fraser Valley, and CropLife B.C. is one of the first organizations to step forward to offer support. CropLife B.C. has pledged $10,000 to build a new pesticide storage facility for the […]

Agriculture alum inspires succulent addition to UFV’s campus at CEP

A single, succulent suggestion is helping beautify UFV’s Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park this semester, and beyond. As those waiting nearby for the UFV/SUS shuttle bus have likely noticed, large concrete planters have sprouted up around Building V, beginning with a line of 11 along the south side. Smaller planters to the north will […]

UFV, partners, and donors team up to fund BC School of Agriculture

UFV has committed $750,000 toward the construction of the first stage of the new BC School of Agriculture on its Chilliwack campus at the Canada Education Park. Representatives from UFV, the provincial government, the City of Chilliwack, and Envision Financial gathered for a sod-turning event at the site of the new UFV agricultural facilities, including […]

UFV, CEPCO, BC government and donors team up to fund Agriculture centre

UFV has committed $750,000 toward the construction of the first stage of a new BC School of Agriculture on its Chilliwack campus at the Canada Education Park, and two key partners plus community donors have brought that total to $2.2 million. UFV will pay $750,000 of the cost of building the first phase of the […]

Wendy Holm to speak at UFV on Food, Farming, and Public Policy

Local food is a trendy phrase and concept, but without Canadian farmers to provide food to our cities, food security is off the table. We “get” this as Canadians, but do we really understand what it means? Award-winning agrologist Wendy Holm will speak on this topic at the University of the Fraser Valley’s Abbotsford campus […]