In April 2014, Beyond the Market began its newest inititaive: the Farm Knowledge Network. For the next two years, we will strive to deliver important knowledge, resources and tools to farm operators across the BC Highway 16 to help them learn, develop and grow.
As part of this new initiative, we’ve created a brand new tool: the Mobile Farm Bookstore. This traveling bookstore features over 150 titles on all all aspects of farming. Titles on fencing, barns and irrigation systems will help farmers plan for new construction and capital investment. Titles on livestock of all kinds will help farmers keep healthier and more production animals on the farm. Titles on specialty products like christmas trees, medical herbs, and hemp will give farmers insight into new emerging markets. Titles on marketing, business and operations planning and will help farmers plan for profits. There are even titles for the non-farmer, including cookbooks and more.
In addition to the titles available for purchase, the Mobile Farm Bookstore will also offer copies of free publications and the opportunity to chat with with our expert coordinator about your farm business needs.
The Mobile Farm Bookstore will be traveling this summer to communities across the BC Highway 16 corridor. Our tenative schedule is below and will be updated when additional appearances are added.
- District C Farmers’ Institute Social, May 31, 2014
- McBride Pioneer Days. June 7, 2014
- BC Northern Exhibition, Aug 7-11, 2014
- Skeena Valley Fall Fair, Sept 5-6, 2014
- Lakes District Fall Fair, Sept 12-13, 2014
- Vanderhoof Farmers’ Market: July 10, 2014
- Fort St. James Farmers’ Market: July 11, 2014
- Bulkley Valley Farmers’ Market: July 12, 2014
- Hazelton Farmers’ Market: July 13, 2014
When the mobile farm bookstore is not on the road, it can be accessed at the Community Futures Fraser-Fort George office in Prince George during normal office hours. Thanks to the new Square Mobile Payment system, bookstore items can be purchased using cash, cheque or credit. To help put information in the hands of those who need it, titles are offered at a steep discount from their suggested list price.
If you have any questions about this Mobile Farm Bookstore or any of our other progras, please contact us at any time. We look forward to seeing you this summer!