Young and Beginning Farmers

Today's young farmers are tomorrow's farm business leaders. Developing the next generation of farmers is essential to the profitability and sustainability of agriculture.  There are a wide range of specialized tools and resources available to young farmers 18 to 39 years of age

Training and skill development

Other resources

 

Leadership opportunities

  • Young Farmers Conference is an annual conference to bring together young farmers from across the province and learn about various farm management topics. It’s an opportunity to learn, connect with fellow producers and share experiences.

Other resources:

  • Canadian Young Farmers’ Forum (CYFF) leading young agriculture producers across Canada to provide support, encouragement and resources to promote agriculture.
  • Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Program provides a combination of formal and informal opportunities to learn from existing beef cattle industry leaders and other youth organizations undertaking mentorship opportunities. 
  • Global Youth Ag-Summit brings young leaders from around the world together to discuss ideas, develop a vision and deliver action.
  • KAP Young Farmers

Financing

  • Young Farmers Rebate (MASC) provides young farmers with financial incentives, valuable training opportunities and customized terms and payment options.

Other resources:

  

Find other information on business management, contracts & leasesmarketing & risk management, transition planning and production economics.

If you have questions, email us and you will be forwarded to a farm enterprise management specialist.  

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