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President’s Message - 7th Annual Island Agriculture Show

7th Annual Island Agriculture Show


We are pleased, once again, to be able to bring the largest agricultural event on Vancouver Island back to the Cowichan Valley.


We have put together a great lineup of speakers and panels addressing some very relevant issues for the future of agriculture on Vancouver Island. From climate change, army worm and wildfire preparedness and recovery, to organic certification, bees and wildlife management, there is a wide variety of topics to learn about. We are excited to present our keynote speaker, Kevin Stewart, who will talk about The Maverick Mentality and how to thrive in the face of constant disruption. We are also looking forward to sharing Cowichan Success Stories and how the Cowichan Valley has embraced collaboration and the changing face of agriculture. Economic Development Cowichan will be hosting this year’s welcome reception.


We invite everyone to attend and network with your colleagues while enjoying some delicious local flavours.


As President of the Islands Agriculture Show Society, I want to thank our Executive Director, Shari Paterson, for her commitment and dedication to making the Show run smoothly. Thank you to the local support we receive from the Cowichan Valley Regional District and District of North Cowichan, as well as our sponsors and exhibitors and all the volunteers that make the Show a success each and every year.


On behalf of the Board of Directors, welcome to the 2018 Islands Agriculture Show!