Whether you see yourself managing a large or small farm, marketing your product locally or internationally, agriculture can offer a profitable and rewarding career opportunity. Not only does agriculture provide a safe and reliable food supply for our country and the world, it also allows producers to be stewards of the environment. Agriculture is an always evolving sector where you can engage in innovative practices.
Agriculture in Canada
- Canada's agriculture and agri-food sector is one of the most competitive in the world and is well-known as a reliable supplier of safe, high-quality products.
- Canada is the world's fourth-largest agriculture and agri-food exporter, after the European Union (EU), the United States (US) and Brazil.
- The agriculture and agri-food sector directly provided one in eight jobs, accounting for 8% of total GDP in 2006.
- The agriculture and agri-food system employed 2.1 million Canadians in 2006.
Profile of Young Farmers in Canada describes the new generation of farmers in Canada by sector, farm size, region, education level, and how they perform in comparison to older farmers.
The First Step to Being a Successful Farmer: Join Forces
Empowering young farmers takes on many forms - from giving them the tools they need to succeed to soliciting their input on future agriculture policies. Kerry Froese, a young farmer from Abbotsford, British Columbia, believes that you don't just wake up one day and decide to be a farmer...
Future Farmers and Rural Youth are Million Dollar Winners
The Canadian 4-H Council has a proven track record of attracting prospective new entrants to the agriculture and agri-food sector and of developing their farm management skills. 4-H has been helping young people develop self-confidence and the skills needed to become well-rounded, responsible and independent citizens. To date, more than two million young Canadians have enriched their lives - and the lives of others - through their 4-H experiences...