Growing New Farmers: The next generation Over 11,000 BC farmers will retire in the next 10 years. Many are looking for new farmers to take over their land and family farm business. Coming into a family business can be challenging. Understanding the process for farm succession will smooth that process. Growing New Farmers: The next generation with John Anderson, a Farm Succession Planner & Chris Bodnar, a new farmer Presentation: Saturday Feb. 23rd, 2008, 7-9 pm Kwantlen University College Auditorium, Langley 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley BC John Anderson understands the issues of succession and will offer practical strategies on how existing and new farmers can form working partnerships. Chris Bodnar will share his experience as a new grower entering an established farm. Workshop: Sunday Feb. 24th, 10 am - 1 pm Best Western Langley Inn (next to Kwantlen College) 5978 Glover Road, Langley, BC LIMITED SEATING! Using speed dating as a model 15 experienced farmers and 15 new farmers will have a chance to meet each other and share the skills and experience they could bring to a farmer partnership and their thoughts for the future. Workshop participants are asked to attend the presentation, as much of the workshop activities will be based on the information given there. A questionnaire which will be sent to those who register so they can prepare for the workshop. The workshop and presentation are $20.00 each ($18.00 for students, email erin@xxxxxxxxxxxx for discounted price). There is a 15% discount if you register for three or more seats at http://www.eatlocal.org.