The British Columbia government has appointed 17 people with diverse backgrounds and expertise in food production to the Minister’s Advisory Group on Regenerative Agriculture and Agritech, a June 14 news release said. The group will help farmers access the latest technology, create more resilient farms, and increase sustainability.
“I want to welcome the new advisory group and thank them for their shared expertise and commitment to strengthening B.C.’s food security,” Lana Popham, B.C. minister of agriculture and food, said in the release. “Together, your ideas will help bring together natural systems of production and agritechnology and help increase the productivity and profitability of B.C.’s food system and food economy.”
The group includes co-chairs Glen Lougheed and Michelle Koski, as well as 15 industry experts, including farmers, academics, industry associations, private-sector representatives, and special advisers. The release noted Roly Russell, parliamentary secretary for rural development, will also serve on the group in an ex-officio capacity.
The advisory group had its first meeting on June 13, the release said.