Our membership year goes from January to January. The cost for an annual membership is $50.00.

The Comox Valley Farmers (CVFI) Institute welcomes anyone and everyone with an interest or passion for farming and agriculture! We want to see our members succeed in the business of farming and agriculture and we want to see agriculture continue to be a valued and important contributor to the social, economic and environmental fabric of the Comox Valley’s long-term prosperity.

It is important to us that the CVFI is producer/farmer led and driven and this is entrenched in our constitution. As such, we have two main categories of membership: Full Voting Members (with farm status) and Associate Non-Voting Members (without farm status). There are many ways to be engaged and involved no matter what type of member you are.

Only members who have registered will be able to vote. Please note that if you are applying for membership as a family, each family gets one vote; NOT each member of the family. We traditionally hold our annual general meeting and elections in March.

The Farmers Institute will not share or release your data externally. Your name and contact information will be used internally by the CVFI Board of Directors.

We are only as successful and as strong as our membership! Members are encouraged to attend our monthly general meetings and become involved in our activities.

There are currently four categories of membership:

1)Full Members (Voting):

To become a Full Member, a Person must:
a. be a farmer or rancher and meet the requirements of BC Provincial regulations for farm
status;
b. submit an application to the Institute Board;
c. agree to conform to and abide by the bylaws of the Institute and regulations made under
the Act; and
d. pay the annual membership fees for Full Members.

2) Associate Member (Non-Voting):

To become an Associate Member; a Person must:
a. support the objects of the Institute;
b. submit an application to the Institute Board;
c. agree to conform to and abide by the bylaws of the Institute and regulations made under
the Act; and
d. pay the annual membership fees for Associate Members.

3) Life Members (Voting):

To become a Life Member, a Person must:
a. have been a Full Member for 15 years;
b. submit an application to the Board;
c. agree to conform to and abide by the bylaws of the Institute and regulations made under
the Act; and
d. pay the annual membership fees for a Life Member

4) Honorary Members (Non-voting):

A Person may become an Honorary Member if the Voting Members at a general meeting pass a resolution recognizing the contributions of the person to the Institute or its objects. This is a non-voting position, no fee.

Membership is easy:

1) Fill out a either an online or paper membership form. The 2022 online form can be found here: https://forms.gle/f7gJeFGYCNXniknk9

2) Pay your Annual Membership Dues of $50.00. A receipt will be provided. There are three ways you can pay your membership fee:

  • by cash or cheque in person by attending a meeting;
  • by etransfer to: “banking.cvfi@gmail.com” (please use password “CVFI”);
  • by cheque; mail to: P.O. Box 3493, Courtenay, B.C., V9N6Z8