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become-a-memberThe Shawnigan Cobble Hill Farmers Institute and Agricultural Society (Farmers Institute) welcomes the participation of members of the community. Whether you live
in Cobble Hill, Shawnigan Lake, Mill Bay or elsewhere in Cowichan, please join us and add your voice and knowledge to our organization. Although our focus is on agriculture
and ensuring the agricultural industry remains a vibrant part of our community, we also hold other interests in common with the South Cowichan region.

Your $10.00 annual membership will help support the Farmers Institute, and as a member will include:

  • Membership and voting privilege at our General and Annual General Meetings
  • Invitations to events hosted by the Farmers Institute
  • Emails and newsletters keeping you informed on our activities
  • A voice on local community issues that impact residents
  • Involvement in your community

Membership is important. Be informed, get involved and join us today!

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Our Mandate

  • To promote rural life and the theories and practices of agriculture;
  • To promote public awareness of the role of agriculture in today's society;
  • To promote the management and maintenance of the assets of the Shawnigan Cobble Hill Farmers Institute and Agricultural Society on behalf of its members;
  • To promote and celebrate the legacy of agriculture;
  • To promote and support the education and participation of youth in agriculture.
  • To help support children, families and seniors of the South Cowichan area;
  • To provide an opportunity for those in South Cowichan to celebrate their local identity and character;
  • To celebrate South Cowichan's agricultural roots;
  • To showcase the agricultural bounty of the South Cowichan area;
  • To showcase the South Cowichan culture, industries and environment;
  • To create a greater awareness of the South Cowichan Region;
  • To come together once a year to have a great time with family, friends and neighbours.