We think we live in a pretty special place: a small corner of rural Alberta characterized by cool summers, snowy winters, farmers young and “older”, third-generation ranchers, entrepreneurs, artists, writers, musicians…and the best beef jerky you’ll find anywhere. The Bergen Institute for Agriculture and the Arts exists to help recognize and support all that is unique about Bergen. We want to make farming a viable way of life here; create opportunities for our artists and craftspeople; preserve our land and our water; encourage newcomers to share and appreciate our rural lifestyle; and share what we learn about ourselves and our community with those who live in other special places. Join the discussion. Check back often. See you in Bergen.