Horticultural Growers’ Short Course

Lower Mainland Horticulture Improvement Association

In partnership with the BC Ministry of Agriculture and Food, 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 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.

LMHIA also supports agriculture research projects which benefit farmers/producers on the Lower Mainland. LMHIA administers a pesticide certificate re-certification program for its members.

2023 Short Course Schedule (pdf)
2023 Short Course Program

Short Course Proceedings (PDF):

Commodity Group Representation

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

Commodity group
  • Agri-Business

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

Regenerative Agriculture and Growers Short Course presented by

BC Ministry of Agriculture and Food

The 2023 Regenerative Agriculture and Growers’ Short Course is presented by the BC Ministry of Agriculture and Food together with LMHIA and the Pacific Agriculture Show.

Funding for the Short Course is provided in part by the governments of Canada and British Columbia through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.

LMHIA Sponsors