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Powell River Farmers' Agricultural Institute
In 1915, one hundred years ago this year, thirty-two farmers in the Powell River area founded a Farmers’ Institute “to improve conditions of rural life so that settlement may be...
PO Box 221
Powell River, British Columbia
V8A 4Z6
Social Mission
Aims and Objectives of the PR Farmers’ Agricultural Institute
The aims and objectives of the Institute are:
To improve conditions of rural life, so that settlement may be permanent and prosperous, and to welcome newcomers to the agricultural community.
To promote the theory and practice of agriculture by lectures, essays, the circulation of information and other educational material, methods, and to stimulate interest by exhibitions, prizes, and other means.
To arrange on behalf of its members
Stories of our community involvement
First Credit Union was pleased to support the Powell River Farmers' Agricultural Institute annual Spring event, Seedy Saturday back in early March. If you are not yet familiar, Seedy Saturday was created by garden/farm loving community members of Powell River as a way to swap or buy local seeds and information. It's a fun, cost saving activity but it is also a very important environmental event as seed saving and environmental education contributes to our local (and global) food security and democracy. It's not just seeds, either; the 2019 event included eight gardening workshops, information and demonstration tables, community vendors and children's activities!

Here is a great article about the event from our friends at the Powell River Peak:
Here it is! Go to to view Volunteer Powell River's Recognition Reel! A tremendous THANK YOU to all the volunteers of Powell River and our surrounding region! Together, we have made a difference. Check out our slideshow and see contributions from a variety of our local organizations: inclusion Powell River Society Better at Home Program, Royal LePage Powell River, Scout Mountain, Powell River Farmers' Agricultural Institute - Seedy Saturday, Success By 6 Powell River, Powell River Food Bank , inclusion Powell River Society, PR PAWS, Powell River Therapeutic Riding Association, First Credit Union & Insurance, Powell River Health Care Auxiliary, Community Resource Centre, and RBC - Powell River Branch.
PO Box 221
Powell River, British Columbia
V8A 4Z6