Surrey wins UBCM award for agricultural know-how

Surrey won the Union of BC Municipality's inaugural award for Leadership and Innovation in Agriculture for its Biopod Initiative.

Surrey city Councillor Mike Starchuk (middle) receives agriculture award on behalf of the city.

SURREY — Can you dig it?

The City of Surrey has reaped an award for its prowess in the field of modern agriculture.

Surrey won the Union of BC Municipality’s inaugural award for Leadership and Innovation in Agriculture for its Biopod Initiative.

The initiative was launched to advance agriculture technology.

“The Biopod Initiative is our commitment as a city to ensure we are engaging innovators, educators and youth to solve global security issues through agricultural innovation,” Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner said.

The partnership between the city, University of the Fraser Valley and John Volken Academy provides training and certification for students, helps build a “qualified” labour force for greenhouses in this region and operates a commercial greenhouse for demonstration as well as agri-tech development.

tom.zytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

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