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.


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BCYF hosts networking events and workshops for young farmers.

Updates & Resources

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Useful resources for new and young farmers.

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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

BC Young Farmers is seeking passionate young farmers who are interested in strengthening the future of agriculture in British Columbia to join our committee. BC Young Farmers provides a forum where young leaders can discuss issues related to agriculture, provide input in BCAC policy-building processes, and build connections to the next generation of farmers in BC. Our members have the opportunity to contribute to discussion and direction through the BC Agriculture Council, Canadian Young Farmers Forum, Centre for Organizational Governance in Agriculture, Young Farmer Skill Development Program steering committee, and more. BCYF Committee Members will be primary agriculture producers between the ages of 19 and 40 (inclusive).

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    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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    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