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January 17, 2012:
He began using his EFP as a record of development.
Amber Hines, sustainable agricultural specialist in Mountain View County admits she has thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work as an Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) technician with farmers making environmental improvements.
You can read about the experiences several producers in her area had completing an EFP in the feature article "Three producers, three opinions on EFP value today" posted under the features category on this website.
Each of those producers clearly had different needs. As we completed that article and reviewed the material with producers, one of them, Marc Pizandawatc of Cochrane, Alta. added these comments about his EFP experience that applies to many producers, and speaks to the role EFP technicians across the province provide.
"Rather than being overwhelmed with the amount of paperwork, Amber Hines was able to help me understand that the EFP was not a one time event in filling out an application, but was something that was to be used on-goingly as I developed the farm," he says. "In this manner my perspective altered and I began seeing and using the EFP as a record of development."