Agricultural Advisory Committee
The District of Maple Ridge Agricultural Advisory Committee, established in June 2007, has been set up to advise Council on agricultural issues, and to engage in activities to support the agricultural sector. The Committee works in collaboration with related agencies and organizations involved in the promotion of agriculture, the protection of farmland, and the recognition of the need for food security. The Committee is developing appropriate action items and establishing priorities related to its long term goals. The business plan is structured as a 3 year plan, in order to provide the Commission, Council and funding sources with a consistent set of responsibilities, anticipated projects, and funding needs. The Committee is involved in and supports projects aimed at promoting public awareness, and protecting agricultural activities. The Committee is actively involved in the implementation of an Agricultural Plan to support agriculture in the future.