The YAA Board did not meet in July. In August, there was an informal evening gathering out at the fairgrounds.
Thank you to Yukon’s NGO Training Fund for their generous funding of a project related to budgeting and human resource planning.
Thank you to Mammoth Agency for presenting a summary of the Yukon Grown Marketing Strategy that has been developed for Government of Yukon. The board looks forward to future meetings and discussions.
Thank you also to Chelsea Jeffery of the Energy Mines and Resources Library for reviewing all of YAA’s Online Resources database and printed publications. The EMR Library is now managing YAA’s publications and we will be re-directing inquiries to the library.
Thank you to the equipment committee and custodians. The new online equipment rentals program is working very well. Members can book equipment directly online (https://yukonag.ca/infrastructure/equipment/) and then arrange with Three Slaves Farm for pick-up.
The fairground arena bleachers and community use building are finished. Tours have been offered to anyone who is interested in seeing the facilities.
Klondike Farmers Forum have received funding from Government of Yukon’s Community Development Fund for a planning project for abattoir facilities.
The board discussed the proposed Steven’s Lake Gravel Pit and will also be investigating the Waste Collection issue that is affecting farmers with property outside of the City of Whitehorse periphery.
Preparation is underway for YAA’s AGM – November 6, 6pm, at the Best Western Gold Rush Inn.
The board discussed the elk-ag conflict hunt and progress to date. Also discussed was Wayne Grove’s campaign to raise awareness about his upcoming court case and his campaign to change the wildlife act.