District of Lake Country Agriculture Plan
The District of Lake Country 2020 Agriculture Plan provides a coordinated approach to support agriculture and food systems in the District over the next 10 years. In 2019, the District of Lake Country retained Upland Agricultural Consulting to lead the process of updating the 2008 Agriculture Plan.
Upland worked closely with Urban Food Strategies and AG Consulting to develop the recommendations and implementation strategy for the 2020 Agriculture Plan. The objectives of the plan included identifying opportunities and actions to support and strengthen agriculture and to contribute to the diversification and long‐term economic sustainability of the community. To achieve these objectives, Upland and team completed robust stakeholder engagement with the farming community, conducted extensive research to create a background report outlining the current agricultural sector and identified several market opportunities for growing the agricultural sector. The Agriculture Plan anticipates future changes and challenges for the agriculture sector in the District, with the goal to provide guidance to the local government to support planning efforts.