Clinton is in the heart of the Bonaparte Plateau, one of BC’s thriving ranching and farming areas.
The community’s location provides geographic advantages including accessing international and provincial markets using major transportation routes an abundance of access to water for irrigation and a network of similar commercial operations to reduce production and carrier costs.
THE AGRICULTURE TREND
The Cariboo is often referred to as “Cowboy Country” agriculture provides a stable and long-term economic strength for the Cariboo region. Clinton is surrounded by over 75000 acres of land within the BC Agricultural Land Reserve preserving it for the production of crops and livestock. This security means an investment in agriculture will have dividends for generations to come. Advancements in practices and management, strong support for the industry, and increasing demand for high quality value-added products such as grains for beer and spirits, botanicals for personal care products, and nursery crops make the growth unlimited in this field.
A GROWING OPPORTUNITY
The interior climate and rolling plains of this region are ideal for cattle and other livestock production with BC Livestock Co-Op one of the largest auction markets in BC just a short distance away in Williams Lake. Extensive rangeland provides summer grazing and forage for the winter months. Value-added agriculture is untapped in Clinton the region’s ability to produce forage products grain silage crops and small-scale vegetable crops present opportunities for Agri-tourism farm gate production and niche products.
Clinton is a beautiful place with very nice, friendly people and
great opportunities for the future! I feel at home here in Clinton.
– Paul Kao, Round-Up Motel