Kelowna’s Agriculture Industry
Kelowna is proud of its diverse and resilient agricultural base. The Kelowna Council has endorsed a new agricultural plant to provide support for the 55% of the land base in the region that is currently zoned as agricultural. The Okanagan has long been a hub for BC agriculture, and for decades, it was known as the centre of the fruit industry in British Columbia. This was accompanied in recent years by an equally-robust wine industry. After a strong foundation in tree fruits, the region’s apple production fell and has now started to revive as demand for Okanagan wine levels off. Farmers in the Kelowna region require:
- John Deere combines and John Deere tractors to harvest and haul food.
- Forklifts to carry and lift materials on work sites.
- John Deere excavators to move a wide variety of items such as feed, dirt, snow, and sand.
- Skid-steer loaders for projects in tight spaces.