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ICE-T offers funding for Farm Incubator

A new program is going to teach people what it takes to be successful in the agriculture business.

Judy Stafford is the Executive Director of Cowichan Green Community, the group spearheading a Farm Incubator Project.

She says the project will see six new farmers learn the ins-and-outs of growing and selling produce on a 1.5 hectare parcel of land in North Cowichan.

Stafford says the Island Coastal Economic Trust, CVRD and the Real Estate Foundation are all contributing to the 108 thousand dollar budget.

“Food production is something many of us just take for granted, and we need to get more proactive in our thinking about farm business,” says ICET Board Chair, and Duncan mayor, Phil Kent. “This incubator project will help new farmers – particularly young farmers – to develop the skills and competencies they need for success.”

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