BC YOUNG FARMERS – BCAC

About BC Young Farmers

BC Young Farmers (BCYF) is a working committee within BCAC that believes in moving agriculture into the future. BCYF has a strong following of young farmers with small and large operations alike. BCYF assists young farmers in B.C. aged 19-40 with information, education and support to ensure farming remains a success in our province. Through their events and workshops, their networks have an opportunity to expand their knowledge and exchange ideas that can positively influence farming in B.C.



BCYF Events

Farm Fest Wine & Cheese Social

Sunday, November 28th, 6:00-7:00pm PST

Celebrate the abundance of BC artisanal products by joining us for a wine & cheese pairing tutorial. Sales of boxes are now closed, but all BCYF members are welcome to join in, meet each other and learn from David Beaudoin!


Sign up for the BCYF newsletter to receive the event link

Farm Fest Session 2 - Farm Finance FAQs

Postponed

Join Connor Watson and Cole Hofman from TD Agriculture Services for answers to the common questions they hear from young farmers - such as how a bank assesses your debt serviceability, and managing cash flow in a seasonal business.


REGISTER HERE >>

Farm Fest Session 3 - Getting the Most out of an Environmental Farm Plan

Postponed

Andrew Bennett (MSc, PAg, CID) will present on the benefits of the BC Environmental Farm Plan program to farms in all sectors. This free, confidential, one-on-one consultation and risk assessment with an independent planning advisor opens access to a wide range of funding opportunities to improve your farm and reduce environmental risks.


REGISTER HERE >>


BCYF Updates and Useful Links
BCYF Updates

BC Young Farmers is proud of the reach of our adapted 2021 New Entrant Skill Development Program, which supports young farmers in gaining access to the skills they need to reach their farming potential. Watch for the announcement of our next season late 2021. This program is funded through the governments of Canada and British Columbia as part of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a $3 billion federal-provincial-territorial initiative to strengthen the agriculture, agrifood and agri-based product sector.

To be the first to know when the program relaunches, join our mailing list.


 


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4 days ago
BC Young Farmers

This has been a difficult few weeks for many young farmers in BC. We hope our gathering tomorrow can provide a bit of a breather, for those who can make it -
Sunday, November 28th at 6:00pm PST

Email us for the Zoom link: info@bcyf.ca

Our aim now is just to make this a chance to pause, connect with your community across BC, and find enjoyment in good company and good food.
David Beaudoin, the "Canadian Cheese Ambassador", will be showing us how to pair BC wines and cheeses. Check out David's menu here - we encourage you to collect similar ingredients and support your own local dairies and producers!
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This has been a difficult few weeks for many young farmers in BC. We hope our gathering tomorrow can provide a bit of a breather, for those who can make it - 
Sunday, November 28th at 6:00pm PST

Email us for the Zoom link: info@bcyf.ca

Our aim now is just to make this a chance to pause, connect with your community across BC, and find enjoyment in good company and good food.
David Beaudoin, the Canadian Cheese Ambassador, will be showing us how to pair BC wines and cheeses. Check out Davids menu here - we encourage you to collect similar ingredients and support your own local dairies and producers!
6 days ago
BC Young Farmers

We're so incredibly grateful to Envision Financial for seeing and supporting our vision for young farmers in BC!

This funding will propel us forward in our work of providing continuous support for young farmers and acting as a hub for new information and resources 🌷#GOODFORBUSINESS – DAY 11 – BC Young Farmers uses funds – like our $15,000 Simple Generosity donation – to help local businesses and entrepreneurs thrive. Alexis Warmerdam is just one example of someone who BCYF has helped thrive when she returned to her family’s tulip farm in Abbotsford. You can see her story here:

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Joining BC Young Farmers gave her the opportunity to receive business and leadership training, her knack for innovation ultimately earned her a position on the BCYF board Alexis has received broad recognition for the skills she developed in entrepreneurship, including from her university and local business and tourism organizations. Asked about her experience as a female farmer working with BC Young Farmers, Alexis said, "Women in agriculture are not only interested in working on the farm but being engaged in the farming community and supporting others. Being involved with BCYF is a great way to accomplish both of those goals."

That’s why we decided to show BC Young Farmers our Simple Generosity with a $15,000 donation! At Envision Financial we’re passionate about keeping a good thing growing. This donation will go towards helping BCYF continue to be a training ground for tomorrow’s agricultural leaders here in our communities.

Would BC Young Farmers be good for your business? You can see how to get in touch at ow.ly/aLVJ50GEM0S
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Were so incredibly grateful to Envision Financial for seeing and supporting our vision for young farmers in BC!

This funding will propel us forward in our work of providing continuous support for young farmers and acting as a hub for new information and resources 🌷



BCYF Committee

Rudi Meier - Chair


Rebecca Senicar - Vice Chair


Samuel Glasgow


Russell Rietsema


Erin Harris




Scott Fadden - Ex Officio


Sarah Mortenson - Ex Officio


Jag Sahi - Ex Officio



BCYF Sponsors

Please click our Platinum Gold and Silver level sponsors to view their sites and support their businesses. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, or renewing your sponsorship, see our current Sponsorship Package.


Champion Sponsors

 
BC YOUNG FARMERS

TD's agriculture specialists understand the factors that affect farming in Canada and are committed to building a long-term relationship with you. They can provide banking solutions to help you expand your operations, improve your cash flow, and finance equipment, quota or livestock.

FCC

FCC is the only lender 100% invested in Canadian agriculture and food. FCC builds strong relationships and shares knowledge and expertise with thousands of customers across the country.


Scotiabank

Scotiabank has been providing financial services to Canadian farms and agri-businesses for more than 185 years. Their Agricultural Specialists come from agriculture and farming backgrounds to better understand & serve your business.

West Coast Robotics

West Coast Robotics is BC's leader in robotic milking & feeding equipment. Experienced and knowledgeable sales and service staff are available to provide 24/7 technical support and service.



Supporter Sponsors


 


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BCYF assists young farmers in BC with information, education and support to ensure farming remains a success in our province! Through our events & workshops, our members have an opportunity to expand their knowledge and exchange ideas that can positively influence farming in BC.

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For more information about BC Young Farmers or to learn how to get involved, please email us or use the contact form provided below.

     

    COME CHECK US OUT TO LEARN MORE!

    Mailing Address: BC Young Farmers c/o BC Agriculture Council, Unit #1 – 2650 Progressive Way, Abbotsford, BC V2T 6H9

     
     


    Contact BCYF

    For more information about BC Young Farmers or to learn how to get involved, please email us or use the contact form provided below.

       

      COME CHECK US OUT TO LEARN MORE!

      Mailing Address: BC Young Farmers c/o BC Agriculture Council, Unit #1 – 2650 Progressive Way, Abbotsford, BC V2T 6H9