2022 has been a productive year for FARMED and we are excited about how the efforts made have directly benefited FARMED, as a whole, in addition to the organisation's valuable members. A few successful initiatives include the following:
The implementation of a membership recruitment program and the Member Savings Program, which provides discounts to FARMED members from various regional businesses.
The Opportunities 2022 and Beyond project which began in May, 2021 with some brainstorming sessions secured the funding required to move the project forward. This included a 3-year partnership with Integris Credit Union under "Growing Together" in addition to financial support from the Northern Initiative Development Trust, Community Futures of the North Cariboo, and the Cariboo Regional District. FARMED greatly appreciates the support received from these sponsors and is excited to see the "Opportunities 2022 & Beyond" project become a reality.
The directors of FARMED were pleased to hire Jillian Merrick as the coordinator of the Opportunities 2022 & Beyond project. Jillian is a North Cariboo resident of Wells, BC and has two decades of experience in community-based project management, public service, and business development across the northern and interior regions of British Columbia. Jillian has been assisting FARMED with a variety of operational changes as well as coordinating the development of the paper and digital versions of the North Cariboo Farm Products Guide. Work on the project will continue into the new year, with the next committee meeting scheduled for January 3, 2023 at 7pm via Zoom. All members are encouraged to attend these committee meetings.
There will be an opportunity for members to promote their business by signing up to place marketing materials in the foyer of Integris Credit Union in the new year. Email [email protected] if you are interested in taking advantage of this marketing opportunity.
Wishing you and your family a healthy and prosperous New Year!