Thompson-Nicola Local Industry Contacts
Business, marketing and non-profit organizations supporting the Thompson–Nicola agricultural industry:
Regional Marketing Resources
Events and Tourism
Regional farmers’ events:
- Find a farmers market
- Find an agricultural fair
- Find a farm tour
- British Columbia agritourism alliance regional directory
- Find a local MarketSafe food safety certification course
Regional Agricultural Marketing Initiatives
Independent producer marketing campaigns and initiatives for Thompson–Nicola. For questions, contact the individual organizations.
- Farm2Chefs Thompson–Shuswap local food collaborative project.
- Eat Kamloops Listing of local farms, ranches and heirloom seed and breed providers.
- We Heart Local: Thompson–Okanagan Directory of local agricultural products, season schedules, recipes and farm events.
Producer Organizations and Agricultural Institutes
Farmers Alliances and Institutes
Local agricultural support organizations:
- B.C. Livestock Producers Co-operative Association
- Kamloops Food Policy Council
- North Thompson Food Action Network
Sector-Specific Producer Organizations
Local producer organizations:
- Associated Ginseng Growers of B.C.
- B.C. Cattlemen’s Association regional offices
- See all provincial producer organization
Agricultural Advisory Committees
Agricultural Advisory Committees are groups of appointed local agricultural producers who help advise governments on policy, programs and regional issues.
Regional Business Development Organizations
Regional organizations offering support services to businesses in Thompson–Nicola. For questions, contact the individual organizations.
Community Futures rural business advisory offices:
- Central Interior First Nations
- Nicola Valley
- Sun Country
- Thompson Country
- Venture Kamloops Resources and projects for agriculture and other sectors.
- Southern Interior Development Initiatives Trust Funding and development projects for the Thompson–Okanagan and Columbia–Kootenay regions.
- Farm Credit Canada local offices Crown corporation providing agricultural financing services.
For more agricultural development plans and resources, see the regional Local Planning page.
Land and Tenures
Information on buying, selling or leasing farm or ranchland in B.C. For questions, contact the individual organizations.
- B.C. Assessment regional offices Crown corporation providing independent property value assessment.
- Front Counter B.C. Start or manage an application for land tenures or other natural resources uses.
Educational resources and agricultural experience for youth in Thompson–Nicola. For questions, contact the individual organizations.
- B.C. 4-H Clubs: Kamloops–Okanagan Youth-focused community agricultural club network.
- Young Agrarians B.C. events and resources for youth interested in agriculture.