Who We Are
The Kootenay Farms Food Hub Innovation Centre was created by the Fields Forward Society, whose mandate is to support food and agricultural initiatives in the Creston Valley, including provision of education to farmers about new and emerging technologies and climate change adaptation tools. As part of the Fields Forward Society, the Food Hub meets Fields Forward's commitment to developing a vibrant local agri-food system.
The Food Hub Vision + Mission
The vision for the Food Hub is to foster a thriving regional agriculture and food sector that is a significant contributor to the local economy in the Kootenays.
The mission of the Food Hub is to be a catalyst to help agriculture and food producers and processors improve their sales and economic success.
Meet the Board
Fields Forward Society Board of Directors
Meet the Staff
COLUMBIA BASIN TRUST
Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) was created in 1995 to support efforts by the people of the Basin to create a legacy of social, economic, and environmental well-being in the Canadian portion of the Columbia River Basin—the region most affected by the Columbia River Treaty. CBT has provided tremendous support to Fields Forward since 2018, providing our initiative with funding and expert advice since the organization was launched.
REGIONAL DISTRICT OF CENTRAL KOOTENAY
The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is a local government serving an estimated population of 60,000 residents. The region comprises 11 electoral areas and nine member municipalities: Castlegar, Creston, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, New Denver, Salmo, Silverton, and Slocan. RDCK has been a foundational supporter and funder of Fields Forward for many years.
BC MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD
BC Ministry of Agriculture and Food is responsible for the production, marketing, processing, and merchandising of agriculture and aquaculture products, food security, and supporting enhancement of wild fish populations in the province. The Ministry is a major funder of the Kootenay Farms Regional Food Hub and Innovation Centre.