Andrew Petersen grew up in Northwestern B.C. with a family farm and a logging company. He chose to follow the farming path for a career. Andrew graduated from UBC with a degree in Agricultural Science in 1986. He then moved to Kamloops with his wife to start working for a private irrigation company. For the next 20 years Andrew worked in the irrigation industry focusing on agricultural design and sales. His work took him over most of British Columbia where irrigation was required for agriculture including Vancouver Island. In 1989 he became a professional Agrologist and also received his first irrigation designer certification. In 2006 Andrew joined the Ministry of Agriculture as a Water Management Specialist. His main area of work is water, focusing on irrigation efficiency, water policy and stockwatering.
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