In 1915, one hundred years ago this year, thirty-two farmers in the Powell River area founded a Farmers’ Institute “to improve conditions of rural life so that settlement may be permanent and prosperous.” This remains our goal today. We welcome you to explore our web-site, attend meetings and special events, and network with us.

Next General Meeting May 9th

There will be a discussion followed by vote on Extraordinary Resolution regarding the possible merger of the Agricultural Association and the Farmers’ Institute at our next general meeting May 9/16. Meeting will be held 7pm at Recreation Complex, (room TBA)

As a reminder, you must be a member in good standing to vote at this meeting. Memberships can be renewed at Top Shelf Feeds with Kathy Rebane, or with Cindy Demeester south of town.

New members must have a 14 day waiting period before they can vote. Renewals do not have to wait the 14 day period to vote.

Please check the Events page for dates, times and location of Farmers Institute meetings.

How to Join

Membership costs $10. Please send a message via the contact page to the Membership Coordinator (Kathy Rebane) or secretary (Cindy Demeester), or show up at any meeting (see the Events Page for dates and locations).

Current Board as elected/acclaimed at the Jan 2016 AGM:

President: Alan Rebane
Vice President: Pat Hanson
Treasurer: Ros Sherrard
Secretary: Cindy Demeester
Directors: Lisa Daniels,  Kathy Hodgins, Kathy Rebane,

Other positions:
Refreshments: rotating
Webmaster: Kevin Wilson
Membership co-ordinator: Kathy Rebane

For more information about the Powell River Farmers Institute send a message via the Contact Page.