Agriculture Centre of Excellence
The Agriculture Centre of Excellence at the University of the Fraser Valley promotes and champions a network of innovation in agriculture education, technology and research. The Centre facilitates knowledge transfer by acting as a coordinating hub to bring together expertise from established institutions and organizations in areas of plant and animal production, food safety, agribusiness, policy, and technology development. ACE Vision and Strategic Plan.
The physical infrastructure of the Centre is comprised of a barn and greenhouse complex at the UFV Chilliwack Education Park and offices in Abbotsford. The Centre is advised by an interdisciplinart Internal Advisory Committee (Terms of Reference) and an external Network Steering Committee.
ACE also functions as the Secretariat of the B.C. Agriculture and Seafood Research, Education and Extension Network, which is comprised of representatives from BC's post-secondary institutions, industry and government that work together to build a sustainable food secure future through agricultural research, innovation and education.
The Surrey Biopods located at the John Volken Academy in Surrey, BC are a shared ACE Network resource for innovative research and industry demonstration space, and trains JVA students in horticulture sklls. Read the full story reported in the Vancouver Sun.
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