Horticultural Growers’ Short Course

Lower Mainland Horticulture Improvement Association

In January 2021, we are pleased to partner with the Pacific Agriculture Show: Virtual Edition. The LMHIA advisory committee works hard to develop a first-class program of speakers and presentations for which we are known. As we pivot to an online session format, this year gives us an opportunity to “bring” speakers from a much broader range of locations. Registration is completely online and anyone with an interest in our programs is welcome, regardless of their location! By restructuring the program with two concurrent streams, participants can enjoy access to more talks than ever.

The Lower Mainland Horticultural Improvement Association organizes the annual Horticultural Growers’ Short Course. Formed in 1958, LMHIA is a not-for-profit organization that provides educational programs for its members. The first Horticultural Growers’ Short Course was presented in 1958 and it has enjoyed partnership with the Pacific Agriculture Show since 1998. LMHIA is governed by a Board of Directors representing horticulture commodities, with assistance from contract personnel and from BC Ministry of Agriculture staff.

Funds raised from the Short Course registration/membership are primarily used to support agriculture research projects which benefit farmers/producers on the Lower Mainland. LMHIA also administers a members’ pesticide certificate re-certification program.

Registration Open Soon
2021 Short Course Schedule (pdf)
2021 Short Course Program Coming Soon

Short Course Proceedings (PDF):

Commodity Group Representation

Commodity group

The Board of Directors consists of elected representatives from the main horticulture commodity groups of the Lower Mainland.

  • Agri-Business
  • Blueberry
  • Cannabis
  • Potato
  • Floriculture
  • Organic
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry
  • Vegetable
  • Farm Direct Marketing
  • Greenhouse
  • Hazelnuts
  • Hops
  • Agro Forestry

Thank You to our Platinum Sponsors

Thank you for your continued support to the LMHIA and the Growers’ Short Course.

Platinum Sponsors