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.