Farmers’ Institutes are rural organizations that are incorporated or continued under the Farmers and Womens Institutes Act RSBC 1996, Chapter 133. They have a long history in British Columbia with some Institutes in existence since the late 1800s. They are cross-commodity in nature and are concerned with most aspects of the farming industry and society from a community agriculture perspective. Farmers’ Institutes exist across BC and strive to serve the needs of the local agricultural community. They often act as a knowledgeable conduit to provide locally relevant information, workshops, and agricultural education events. Read more here.