Young farmers wanting to take over the family operation or start their own need learning and working experiences. A program called Step Up provides just that.
The Canadian Farm Business Management Council (CFBMC) offers this program, which pairs young farmers (mentees) with experienced farm managers (mentors). There are mentors from all across Canada, and Wendell Joyce, executive director at CFBMC, says “it is a great opportunity for young farmers to see how agriculture looks in another sector or in another province.” Young farmers receive a salary from the mentor, as well as assistance for travel, up to $2000, provided by the CFBMC.
This is a great opportunity for interested and eager young farmers to engage in an enriching experience. Click here for more information and the full story from the Ontario farmer.
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