Banwells named BC/Yukon Outstanding Young Farmers

Banwells named BC/Yukon Outstanding Young Farmers
Apr 08, 2024

Tristan and Aubyn Banwell operate Spray Creek Ranch near Lillooet

By Diego Flammini
Staff Writer

The BC/Yukon region has its national representatives in this year’s Outstanding Young Farmers competition.

Tristan and Aubyn Banwell of Spray Creek Ranch near Lillooet won their regional event in March and move on to the national competition in November.

Since they started the farm in 2014, the Banwells have transitioned about 500 acres into organic certification.

Spray Creek Ranch is now “a certified organic and diversified regenerative farm using ecological principles to produce wholesome, delicious, pastured meats,” the farm’s website says.

The Banwells raise beef cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry.

In addition, they are in the process of developing an on-farm abattoir and meat shop.

“As we complete our licensing in 2024, our shop will allow us to process all our own livestock, as well as offer custom slaughter and butchery services to other farms in our region,” the farm’s site says.

Tristan and Aubyn also operate a side business called Grounded Grazing.

Grounded Grazing helps peers implement rotational grazing practices, and they also sell electric fencing and grazing supplies. has contacted the Banwells for comments about representing B.C. at the national event.

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