Andrea Gunner, P.Ag., co-chair
Andrea has been involved in a number of projects connecting agricultural producers with consumers in sustainable and economically viable systems for many years. As an agricultural economist with a horticultural background, she has worked in farm business management at both primary and value-added processing levels including costs of production, market and economic research for individual farm clients, producer co-operatives, farmers markets, first nations, industry associations, and government at many levels. Together with her husband, Steve, they run a pastured poultry operation raising roasting chickens and turkeys on a small acreage in the North Okanagan, mentoring satellite farms and directly supplying over 500 households and select restaurants in the Thompson Okanagan. Andrea is also a managing partner in a provincially licensed poultry processing facility.