Upcoming Events

Four Seasons of Programming

As the outreach committee of YAA, Yukon Young Farmers (YYF) has committed to hosting four events per year that reflect the seasonal nature of farming. 

FALL ROUND-UP

WINTER GATHERING

SPRING WORKSHOP

SUMMER DEMO DAY

 

Sponsors

YYF is actively seeking support from local businesses for these events through a 12-month sponsorship framework: Working Together to Grow Yukon's Agriculture Industry. Thank you to our perennial, annual and seedling sponsors!

Perennial Sponsors: 

   

Annual Sponsors: 

   

 

Programming Details 

FALL Round-up

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - Yukon College

This year's fall round-up event will be held in collaboration with Yukon's annual North of 60 Agriculture conference. YYF is pleased to be working with Agriculture Branch to coordinate one of the special events. We are currently working out the details about a workshop related to healthy livestock. The conference is free to the public and will coincide with AGMs for both YAA and YYF.  

WINTER Gathering

January 2019 - Location TBD

With the planning for another highly successful Meet Your Maker now underway, YYF is putting together an educational event that will highlight agri-culinary opportunities for Yukon farmers. The gathering will proceed Meet Your Maker, an event mixer and trade show for Yukon food buyers and food producers. It is THE place to meet, negotiate and make deals for the upcoming growing season. More news to come as we work with our partners at Yukon Tourism Industry Association. 

SPRING Workshop 

April 2019 - 10.30am-3.30pm - Whitehorse Public Library

Yukon Young Farmers host an annual spring event with a focus on a topic that farmers are thinking about as the growing season gets underway. Workshops focus on the care and keeping of poultry or livestock including details about nutrition, containment and disease management consideration. The presentation approach is facilitative and all attendees are asked to contribute details about their experiences and expertise. In 2018, YYF presented a very successful workshop on raising chickens. 

SUMMER Demo Day

June 2019 - noon to 3pm - YAA Land (Mayo Road, between Burma Rd and Policeman's Point)

Local equipment businesses are invited to participate in a demo day of farm equipment and machines.  This event is widely promoted to the Whitehorse farming community and we always expect a good turn-out because farmers seek out this type of trade show event. We will have space for the demonstration of rental machines and provide opportunities for dealers to talk to the group about the operation and specifications of their products.