On December 11, 2018 a group of Sunshine Coast farmers came together to have a Informational Meeting regarding the proposed idea of creating a local Farmers’ Institute. At the Meeting, after a presentation of what a Farmers’ Institute is, how it is incorporated and what it’s potential is, three questions where asked of the attendees.
- Do we want a Farmers’ Institute? 25 in attendance indicated yes
- How many people would become members? 22 people indicated they would
- How many people are willing to sit on the board? 7 indicated they would run for a position on the Board.
Five people came forward after the Dec. 11, 2018 Informational Meeting to be subscribers and complete the SSCFI application; Raquel Kolof, Robin Dutcher, Jill Hemmings, Shannon Vanderwoerd, and Steve Reed.
Our application was submitted to the Superintendent of Farmers’ Institutes and on December 20, 2019 our incorporation was granted and we became the Southern Sunshine Coast Farmers’ Institute.