The Chilliwack Agricultural Commission is a committee of CEPCO and consists of a group of stakeholders representing a diverse cross-section of agricultural interests in the community. The Chilliwack Agricultural Commission was formed to promote agricultural growth and development as well as build on the existing economic components of our community.

The Commission recognizes the importance of agriculture and strives to encourage the establishment of Chilliwack as a centre of excellence in agriculture by means of implementing a strategy that facilitates a diverse and sustainable agricultural sector. Their objectives include raising awareness, enhancing educational opportunities, business retention and expansion programs, business attraction, and planning for agricultural sustainability.

Chilliwack Agricultural Commission Members

  • Chair – Jacqueline Boer, Elmido Farms

  • Sue Attrill, City of Chilliwack Councillor

  • Peter Awram, Worker Bee Honey Company

  • John Bruinsma, Chilliwack Corn Maze
  • Garry Fehr, University of the Fraser Valley
  • Ken Huttema, K and R Poultry Ltd.

  • Chris Kloot, City of Chilliwack Councillor

  • Tim Loewen, Pine Meadows Tree Farms
  • Kelly O’Brien, Rogers Foods
  • Denise Parker, MNP LLP
  • Steve Saccomano, Ritchie Smith Feeds

  • Stan Vander Waal, Rainbow Greenhouses
  • Chris Zabek, Ministry of Agriculture

Success Story

Agricultural Information

Agriculture in Brief
Agriculture Area Plan
Food Processing Opportunities for Health Products in Chilliwack
Food Processing Opportunities in Chilliwack