About BC Young Farmers

BC Young Farmers (BCYF) is a committee of BCAC. Our purpose is to represent the voice of the next generation of farmers and ranchers in B.C. We do this in collaboration with BCAC by participating on the BCAC Board, attending key industry, events and hosting events of our own. We have a keen interest in sharing our perspective with government so that their future public policies support the long-term sustainability of agriculture. BCYF plays an important role in organizing peer-to-peer networking and leadership-development opportunities. BCAC’s Board of Directors and staff support the BCYF Committee Members with transitioning into a boardroom and farm management.


Events

BC YOUNG FARMERS
BCYF hosts networking events and workshops for young farmers.

Updates & Resources

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Useful resources for new and young farmers.

Mailing List

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Stay up-to-date and get the latest news from BCYF!

Sponsors

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BCYF is grateful for the generosity of our sponsors.

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Our Committee

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Our volunteer committee members are primary agriculture producers between 19 and 40.

Join BC Young Farmers

Applications for BC Young Farmers will open again in November. Please check back then!






BCYF Skill Development Program

Young farmers and future farmers are invited to apply for funding towards participation in specific agricultural education events and programs. Applicants must be a resident of B.C., between the ages of 19 and 40 (inclusive), and involved in the agriculture industry.

To apply for funding towards an event before June 2022, complete and submit the form here. Please allow for 2 weeks' processing.

This program is funded through the governments of Canada and British Columbia as part of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a five-year, $3-billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector.



BCYF Events

BCYF is looking forward to hosting two webinars on key young-farmer topics, as well as an in-person social (finally!). To be the first to know what's going on, join our mailing list or follow us on Facebook.


Summer Session 1 - One-Hour Business Plan for Ready Farmers

June 28, 2022 at 1:00 - 2:00pm

If you've done research for your farm business or are already farming, but have yet to put your plan down on paper, this session will take you that last mile. Limited spaces - to apply, please use the contact form to send us a brief description of your farming or ranching situation (max 3 sentences).

Summer Session 1 - Weighing Your Land-Access Options

June 30, 2022 at 1:00 - 2:00pm

Come hear from four fabulous resources for young farmers in B.C. all about your options for accessing land, whether you're starting or growing your farm or ranch: Cory Vanderhorst & Cheyanne Unicume (MNP), Darcy Smith, BC Land Matching Program Manager (Young Agrarians), and Jag Sahi (Farm Credit Canada).


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Check Out Our Latest On Facebook!
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BC Young Farmers

Join us on Wednesday with the BC Ministry of Forests to discuss the results of a project to restore rangeland for grazing in the #eastkootenay ✔ We will tour three different sites to view the results of seeding, grazing management and invasive species management to restore the health and productivity of rangeland 💪🐮
Free! register at: www.kbfa.ca
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3 days ago
BC Young Farmers

BIG thanks to MNP LLP for being our feature sponsor for Thursday's event!
MNP offers accounting and bookkeeping services, but also enterprise risk strategies, succession planning, debt planning, and other business consulting. Find out more: mnp.ca
After many years of funding BCYF, MNP has stepped it up even more, to become a SUPPORTER-level sponsor this year!
PS Last chance to register for the webinar:
us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscO2hqTkpE9zaCFlfmqGI-auquX7-r4gA
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BIG thanks to MNP LLP for being our feature sponsor for Thursdays event!
MNP offers accounting and bookkeeping services, but also enterprise risk strategies, succession planning, debt planning, and other business consulting. Find out more:  mnp.ca
After many years of funding BCYF, MNP has stepped it up even more, to become a SUPPORTER-level sponsor this year!
PS Last chance to register for the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscO2hqTkpE9zaCFlfmqGI-auquX7-r4gA


BCYF Committee

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

 

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 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 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 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.




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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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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.

     

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