Conservation of water and pollination among topics to be talked about at Islands Agriculture Show

A two-day show showing off the best of agriculture on Vancouver Island and the surrounding islands will kick off in Port Alberni on Friday.

This will be the sixth year the show has been held and the first time the mobile show has been held in Port Alberni.

Show Coordinator Shari Paterson says there will be 10 workshops on important agricultural issues at the show.

“We bring in very high level speakers to talk about really important issues that are going on,” says Paterson adding, “conservation of water is big all over the island, that is our keynote speaker, as well we have seed pollinators so we’re doing workshops on pollination and how people can get involved and do a better job.

Conserving water on your own land will also be the focus of one of the workshops.

There will also be antique farming equipment and new innovative farming equipment on display.

The trade show will have 56 exhibitors on hand to share their products and expertise with farmers.

Young Farmers Day will be held on Friday.

There will also be plenty of educational events for the kids at the show as the B.C. Dairy Classroom, B.C. Chicken Poultry in Motion display and a planting station for kids will be set up.

Paterson says the show was put together by a group of communities who wanted to showcase agriculture and be an educational format for farmers on the islands.

She is encouraging everyone to come out and check out what the show offers.

For more information on the show click here.