Engaging Young and Beginning Farmers
Growing Forward 2
The current agricultural policy framework, Growing Forward, expires on March 31st, 2013 and a successor framework must be ready for implementation on April 1, 2013.
To support the development of Growing Forward 2, Federal/Provincial/Territorial (FPT) governments have committed to a multi-phased engagement strategy with a broad range of stakeholders across the agriculture value chain.
To find out how you can participate in the process, visit the Growing Forward 2 engagement page.
National Future Farmers Network
The National Future Farmers Network was convened in Gatineau on November 15 and 16, 2010 and provided an ideal forum for Canada's young farmers to discuss their concerns and the challenges facing them. This national network, which was a first for young farmers, brought together some 45 participants who were joined by representatives of agricultural organizations as well as federal and provincial governments.
Read the National Future Farmers Network Meeting: Summary Report for a summary of the discussions that took place.
During the young farmers' roundtable sessions hosted in November 2009, interested parties from across the country had enriching discussions on the challenges and opportunities that lie within the agricultural sector. Find out what young farmers, agricultural students, agricultural academics, and industry representatives thought about the challenges and opportunities facing the next generation of farmers.