Education

University of British Columbia, 1972, BSc, Agriculture (Hon. Animal Science)
Simon Fraser University, 1989, MBA
Simon Fraser University, 1998, MA, Economics

About

Mark Robbins was born in 1951 in Victoria, BC, and obtained the degree of BSc (Agr, Hons Animal Science) in 1972. Subsequently he obtained the degrees of MBA (SFU 1989) and MA (Economics, SFU 1998).

Following graduation from UBC Mark gained business experience as a manager, franchisee and owner-operator of several restaurants. Later he owned and operated a 40 acre raspberry farm and for over 17 years operated a small-scale commercial farm for the production of hogs, calves, range poultry, raspberries and horses. Currently he trains racehorses and produces range poultry (roasters and turkeys).

In 1987 he was appointed Sessional Instructor – Agriculture Policy and Marketing at the University College of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, then in 1988 as a Regional Agrologist with the BC Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Abbotsford. His responsibilities at the Ministry comprise working with new farmers, working with local governments on issues related to agriculture and leading the an initiative on small lot/scale farming.

Mr Robbins has published several professional and technical publications including “Factors Affecting the Demand for Red Raspberries in North America”, 1988, BC Ministry of Agriculture Food and Fisheries; “The Structure and Economic Contribution of the Horse Industry in BC”, 1990, BC Ministry of Agriculture Food and Fisheries and “Buyer Behaviour in a Regional thoroughbred Yearling Market”, 1999, Journal of Applied Economics. He is a member of the BC Institute of Agrologists.

R Blair 2001

Publications

“Buyer Behaviour in a Regional thoroughbred Yearling Market”, 1999, Journal of Applied Economics

“The Structure and Economic Contribution of the Horse Industry in BC”, 1990, BC Ministry of Agriculture Food and Fisheries

“Factors Affecting the Demand for Red Raspberries in North America”, 1988, BC Ministry of Agriculture Food and Fisheries

Professional Affiliations

BC Institute of Agrologists, Member

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