Topics such as social license, succession planning, leadership, and government relations were front and centre at this year’s Canadian Young Farmers Forum Conference in Vancouver.
Young farmers from across the country gathered together to listen to inspiring and motivational speakers talk about important agricultural topics.
Danielle Lee is a director on the board of governors for the CYFF and represents Alberta, British Columbia, and the Yukon Territory.
Lee says the topic of “trust between consumers and farmers” was an important discussion that came up numerous times throughout the conference.
She says that this trust is imperative.
“We grow great products here in Canada and we want to continue to do that as we are raising high quality livestock and crops,” says Lee.
The target age range of the CYFF is 18-40 and they hope the large number of young farmers coming up continues to grow.
The theme for this year’s conference was “Farm Together: Agriculture United”.
The CYFF is a national organization that offers conferences and programs while connecting young agriculture producers across Canada.