Our Current Programs

Beyond the Market currently offers community-based extension services for the agriculture sector in the BC Highway 16 region.

Our Services

Farm Business Coaching

Our business coach works one-on-one with farm operators to develop business strategy. We can assist with the development of a business plan from start to finish, including health regulations, marketing strategies, hiring employees, and more. We help answer the tough questions that farmers face.

Training Series

We deliver training series for farm operators in each our our six service communities three times per year. Check our events calendar or sign up for our newsletters for future workshop offerings.

Organizers outside of our service region may be able to contract the delivery of our training sessions to your local community. Funding assistance may be available through Growing Forward 2 programs. Download our 2015 Workshop Offerings list, and contact us to discuss pricing and availability.

Outreach & Advocacy

We attend fall fairs, trade shows, farmers’ markets, highschools, library events and more to educate the broader community on the value of the agriculture industry and strong food systems in our region.

Advisory Services

We provide strategic advice to other agencies wishing to connect, partner or work with our local agriculture sector.

Match Making

We pair buyers and sellers of farm land, farm products, farm business opportunities, and farm employment and internships.

Resource Library & Bookstore

Our mobile farm bookstore travels across the region, selling useful and valuable titles on farming for profit. We also house a large collection of free information resources in our main office. Contact us to find out what’s available to you.

For Consumers

Our online Find-a-Farm Directory has been helping consumers and food buyers connect directly with local farmers for over five years. Check this helpful tool and more in our Buy Local section.

Acknowledgements

The project has been made possible by funding from the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George, the Regional District Bulkley-Nechako, the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine, the Omineca Beetle Action Coalition, and the District of Fort St. James.