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May 5, 2021

Dairy farming community in Agassiz gives local swim club a boost

Three dairy farming families donate new diving blocks to the Agassiz-Harrison Aquanauts Swim Club Karen Hatt (left) and Catherine Schwichtenberg (right), representing two of the three dairy farming families who have donated diving blocks to the AHA Swim Club. A third block was donated by the Hoogendorn family (not pictured). It hasn’t been an easy year […]

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April 23, 2021

Food and climate change: clearing the air — highlights from the 2021 Annual Nutrition Forum

Dr. Frank Mitloehner, professor and air quality specialist in cooperative extension in the Department of Animal Science at UC Davis, is passionate about helping our global community understand the environmental and human health impacts of livestock. This article presents highlights from his presentation at the 2021 Annual Nutrition Forum. We can’t eat our way out […]

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April 22, 2021

North Okanagan dairy farm invests in a sustainable future

The Miedema family dairy farm in Enderby, BC seeks to expand its use of sustainable technologies following the success of solar panel installation The Miedema family out walking on their farm in Enderby Rene Miedema’s journey on his family dairy farm has come full circle – from a youngster raised on his parents’ farm to […]

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March 5, 2021

BC Dairy Farmers donate 17,263 meals to Breakfast Club of Canada

BRITISH COLUMBIA – BC Dairy Association’s Wake Up To The Best campaign aimed to help vulnerable children in BC with a healthy breakfast over the holiday season. From November 30, 2020 to January 3, 2021, BC dairy farmers partnered with 32 restaurants across BC to donate one breakfast to Breakfast Club of Canada for every […]

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December 18, 2020

Meet BC Dairy Farmers: The Miedema Family

Bomi Farms Ltd. was founded by Bouwe and Mieke Miedema in Enderby, BC. The farm is now being operated by the second generation – Rene, along with his wife Jessica and their three children. Rene and Jessica value the amazing lifestyle that farming offers and are committed to creating a sustainable business that will be […]

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December 10, 2020

Economic impact study reveals BC’s dairy industry continues to grow, evolve

A 2020 Economic Impact Study of the BC dairy industry found that the industry continues to strengthen BC’s economy and support BC communities. Industry contributed $1.225 billion to province’s GDP, supported almost 12,500 jobs in 2019 A 2020 Economic Impact Study of the BC dairy industry found that the industry continues to strengthen BC’s economy […]

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November 10, 2020

Meet BC Dairy Farmers: The Van Keulen Family

The Van Keulen family has been dairy farming in Surrey since 1955. Donia Farms is a third-generation farm with about 1000 acres of land and around 1000 cows. Stan and Patricia Van Keulen, along with their 3 sons (Jon, David, Nico) and their families are all involved in keeping the farm strong and sustainable. Q&A […]

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