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BC Hydro looking for volunteers to help manage $20 million agriculture fund

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Hydro is looking for area agriculture producers to sit on a board that will manage the Site C Agricultural Mitigation and Compensation Plan.

The $20 million fund will support agricultural production and agrifoods initiatives in the B.C. Peace.

Implementation of the fund will begin this year, starting with the formation of a 10-member funding board comprised of six appointees of regional agricultural associations or the Peace River Regional District, three members-at-large who are agricultural producers living in the Peace Region and one member who is a Peace River Valley agricultural producer.

The regional decision-making board will be responsible for disbursement of the fund. Members are expected to be selected in the spring.

For more information on the fund and how to apply for one of the four member-at-large positions, please visit www.sitecproject.com/AgFund.

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