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Young farmers share skills and issues

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28-year-old Jennay Oliver is an orchardist and vegetable grower in West Kelowna. 31-year-old Jordan Marr is a vegetable grower in Peachland. (Courtesy of CBC)

Working the land is often seen as romantic by being able to grow beautiful local produce. But the truth is that it is hard work that can be destroyed by a hail storm, frost or bad wind.

More than 50 young farmers spent this Saturday and Sunday at Summerhill Pyramid Winery in Kelowna sharing their skills and experience on dealing with common issues.

They billed it as a young agrarians mixer and sleepover.

Two of those young growers dropped by to talk about the weekend. Jordan Marr works his vegetable crops in Peachland and Jennay Oliver is an orchardist and vegetable grower from West Kelowna.

If you would like more information on what they are up to, go to www.youngagrarians.ca

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