Yukon Young Farmers
Yukon Young Farmers (YYF) was founded in October 2011 as a committee of the Yukon Agricultural Association and a chapter of the Canadian Young Farmers Federation (CYFF). YYF strives to: host educational workshops and industry events; facilitate sector specific networking opportunities; connect young, Yukon farmers to Canada’s national farming community; and represent the views of new industry entrants.
Events and Activities
YYF is the events committee of the Yukon Agricultural Association. In collaboration with YAA and with the generous support of sponsors, YYF coordinates and hosts seasonal programming (four events) throughout the year. For more information, click on NEWS & EVENTS or visit the YYF page on FACEBOOK.
Connections to Canadian Agriculture
YYF is a regional member of the national organization, Canadian Young Farmers’ Forum (CYFF).
Every spring, Yukon Young Farmers send delegates to an annual conference hosted by CYFF and attended by young farmers from across Canada. YYF delegates actively participate in the conference by delivering presentations, participating in roundtable discussions, and attending leadership training sessions.
While attending the conference, delegates have opportunities to network with and learn from other young farmers who are making a difference in the Canadian agricultural sector.
YYF representatives sit on the Government of Yukon’s Agriculture Industry Advisory Committee (AIAC) and the Yukon Agricultural Research Committee (YARC). AIAC provides advice to the EMR minister about the management of Yukon’s agricultural and agri-food sector. YARC is the committee that evaluates and approves research and development project applications submitted to the Canadian Agricultural Partnerships funding program.
YYF has completed a strategic sponsorship framework made possible by the 2017 NGO Training Fund which is administrated by the Government of Yukon’s Department of Advanced Education. The sponsorship program is helping YAA and YYF build strategic connections and financial support for seasonal events.
YYF’s executive committee (Mike Henderson, Leona Watson, Matt Douglas and Laird Crow) meet every month to plan events, talk about what’s happening in the sector, and connect with CYFF. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join the team!