In order for farming to continue in Canada and many other countries around the world, young farmers are expected to step up and take the reins from their parents or grandparents.
The government of Canada awarded funding to the Canadian Young Farmers Forum on the 22nd of February. The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Veteran Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture and Agri-Food), announced that $1.2 million will help provide opportunities to educate and develop young and beginning farmers across the country. This investment will allow young and future farmers to stay on the leading edge of change in the agriculture industry.
This is a great step forward for promoting the development of young farmers in Canada. The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn stated that agriculture is a powerful economic driver in Canada, so to have the opportunity to equip our up-and-coming farmers can only be highly beneficial for Canadians and Canadian agriculture.
Full story from the Ontario Farmer can be found below: