A MESSAGE FROM THE FARMED VICE CHAIR
As with all volunteer-based organizations, FARMED is membership based and has similar challenges and opportunities to other volunteer non-profits. While FARMED has taken on, and continues to take on, many initiatives that benefit North Cariboo community as a whole, and beyond, FARMED, first and foremost exists for its members. FARMED is fortunate to have a core of dedicated volunteers who are passionate, driven, work well together, respectful of one another, and highly skilled. Regardless, they are all volunteers - giving of their time for the greater good. As Vice Chair with FARMED I am extremely thankful for this. Regardless, for personal reasons people may retire from volunteering and /or simply move onto other organisations or initiatives. The term
“many hands make light work” can be extended to “many minds make light work”.
As a long-time volunteer with FARMED, I strongly believe the benefits one receives from volunteering are directly linked to one’s contribution. Quite simply, the more you put in the more you will receive. In my opinion, I have never volunteered with a more functional, professional and /or collaborative organization.
A list of benefits when volunteering with FARMED:
Being a Visionary: sharing ideas on the next project!
Analytical / Problem Solving: discussing solutions to barriers
Networking Opportunities: meeting with like-minded people (makes for great friendships and business relationships)
Developing partnerships: working closely with other organisations and agencies
Skill Development: Grant Writing, Minute Taking, Financials, Promotional, Pubic Speaking, and more
Shared / Cooperative Opportunities: Marketing, Business, Creating Local Economies, etc.
Please consider volunteering with FARMED. We welcome all different skill sets, the sharing of knowledge, and the want to be part of something much bigger than all of us. No matter how small or how big you contribute, it will be appreciated.
FARMED Vice Chair (2022-23)
Heloise Dixon-Warren, BSc, RPF owns and operates Moose Meadows Farm (est. 2002) and the Bouchie Lake Country Store (est. 2015) with husband / partner, Ted Traer. She is also the mother of 2 girls - Tyquira and Amity. Heloise is one of the founding members of FARMED which began when she reached out to a handful of other producers, in 2006, around the interest and value in having a “Farm Circle Tour Brochure: North Cariboo”. At the time she was a Director with the BC Agri-Tourism Alliance. When not farming and /or spending time with her family and /or on local community initiatives, Heloise works with BC Timber Sales as the Indigenous Relations Team Lead. Heloise’s passions are her home and family, community, the natural world, small business, and big ideas!