The new advisory group on regenerative agriculture and agritech hopes to create more resilient farms and increase sustainability (Photo courtesy of Steve Horn).

The new advisory group on regenerative agriculture and agritech hopes to create more resilient farms and increase sustainability (Photo courtesy of Steve Horn).

Similkameen Valley rancher part of province-wide agritech advisory group

The group will work to create a more resilient food supply

A Similkameen Valley rancher is one of 17 British Columbians chosen for a provincial advisory group on improving sustainable farming systems through technology.

B.C.’s agriculture ministry announced Wade Clifton, of Clifton Ranch, as one of the members Tuesday (June 14).

“It’s going to be a privilege to be involved with it trying to figure out some new ideas out there. I think it’s going to be very exciting,” Clifton told Black Press Media.

Clifton currently runs Clifton Ranch and has worked to consistently improve environmental management practices, including through working with the Nature Trust of British Columbia.

Clifton Ranch is a leader in sustainability, having won the BC Cattlemen’s Association ranch sustainability award (2019) and the environmental stewardship award (2019) from the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association.

The advisory group held its first meeting on Monday (June 13).