New ALC chair from the Island
There’s a new chair at the helm of the Agricultural Land Commission.
She’s Jennifer Dyson and she served as an ALC commissioner from 2008 to 2017.
She most recently chaired the the nine-member Minister of Agriculture’s advisory committee which was looking to revitalize the ALC and she operates a family-run water-buffalo dairy and direct farm market in the Alberni Valley.
Dyson says with the pressure for development in our communities, these will be challenging times……
Another elephant in the room may be the demand for land where cannabis can be grown.
Realtors are reporting increased industrial land prices as a result and are suggesting ALR land may be a more economical alternative.
Dyson admits there’s lots of uncertainty when it comes to cannabis as a commodity and where it should be grown.