Why Join YAA

YAA is very active on behalf of Yukon farmers:

Below are some key initiatives, events and work completed from the past year:

 

Infrastructure: 

  • Arena development on YAA Land, with 4H Yukon Gymkhana event held in September 2019
  • Decommissioning of the Storage Bin Program

Projects: 

  • Development of new logo, new website, new print materials and the planning of an updated membership framework through a project funded by The Department of Economic Development’s Community Development Fund
  • Drafting of report “Economic Impact of Large Animal Livestock Production in the Yukon” (Yukon Game Grower’s Association and Serecon). 

Agriculture Policy:

  • YAA attendance at AIAC meetings to provide input to creation and updating of Yukon Agriculture Policy

Domestic Farm Animals-Wildlife Interface:

  • Formation of the Sheep and Goat Farmer’s Forum in response to the January 1 2020 Control Order. 
  • Request by YAA to Ministers of EMR and Environment to re-open the Elk Management Plan in response to elk-agriculture conflict
  • Collaboration with Agriculture Branch and the Hog Association to develop regulations surrounding the handling and fencing of wild boar livestock

Networking and Community: 

  • TIA Yukon – co-hosting of Meet Your Maker
  • YAA became a member of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture
  • Communications with Canadian Sheep Federation 
  • Klondike Farmer’s Forum work on infrastructure, shared storage projects and local marketing opportunities
  • Formation of Livestock Grazer’s Committee
  • Formation of Non-Soil Based Horticulture Committee 
  • Sponsorship Framework for YYF events 

YYF Events:

  • Fall Round Up and AGM
  • Meet Your Maker – A Winter Gathering
  • Spring Soil Science Workshop
  • Summer Yukon Farm Fair