The Powell River Farmers’ Agricultural Institute (PRFAI) was created in 2017 by the amalgamation of the Powell River Farmers’ Institute (PRFI) and the Powell River & District Agricultural Association (PRDAS). PRFAI operates under the Farmers and Womens Institute Act and the PRFAI By-laws.

PRFAI’s aims and objectives are to support farmers, farming & agricultural education, and food systems in our region. More details on the Aims and Objectives page.


Annual PRFAI Memberships cost $20 and are available during the Annual General Meeting (held each January), at any General Meeting, or any time the Membership Coordinator is present with a book of receipts for registering the membership payment.

The 2018 Membership Coordinator is Juhli Jobi. As well as PRFAI meetings, she is often also available at Seedy Saturday, Powell River Open Air Farmers’ Market (end Apr – end Sep) and on some weekends at the Winter Market (Oct – Apr).

You may apply for membership online: your application will go to the Membership Coordinator and you will need to arrange payment with them.


PRFAI has several Committees, each with a specific focus to help drive forward our objectives.


For news and timely updates, please visit our Facebook page.

Current Board

As elected/acclaimed at the Jan 2018 AGM:

President: Alan Rebane
Vice President: Juhli Jobi
Treasurer: Ros Sherrard
Secretary: Cindy Demeester
Directors: Lisa Daniels,  Kathy Hodgins, Donna Anaka, Ben Stewart-Tucker

Other positions:
Refreshments: rotating
Webmaster: Kevin Wilson
Membership co-ordinator: Juhli Jobi

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