Energy, Mines and Resources

Agriculture

North of 60° Agriculture Conference

Friday, November 2 to Sunday, November 4

Topics this year include:

  • Resilient and profitable production
  • Ecological market gardening
  • A northern approach to permaculture
  • Swine management, practices, treatment options and prevention
  • Swine health, disease and food safety
  • Biosecurity
  • Traceability  

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Farmer of the Year: seeking nominations

Is there a farmer, farm family, or farm advocate in your community that has shown the kind of commitment and passion for agriculture that you feel should be recognized?

Submit your nomination(s) in writing to the Agriculture Branch with a brief explanation of why the candidate(s) are worthy of the award.

Room 320 Elijah Smith Building, 300 Main Street, Whitehorse
Fax: 867-393-6222
Email: agriculture@gov.yk.ca

All nominations must be received by noon on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.


Local Food Banquet

Enjoy a truly delicious dinner made from ingredients locally sourced from Yukon farms.

Saturday, November 3
6 to 10 p.m.
Coast High Country Inn, Convention Centre, 4051 4 Ave, Whitehorse

Tickets: $30 plus GST, available from the Agriculture Branch.


Get your hay tested for nutritional quality

The Agriculture Branch provides hay testing for both producers and livestock owners.

Hay sample analysis provides valuable information on feed quality and specific information regarding the nutritional quality of your feed.


Elk/Agriculture Conflict Hunt

The Yukon government opened the Elk/Agriculture Conflict Hunt on August 1, 2018. The goal is to train elk to avoid agricultural properties through aversive conditioning, consistent with the elk management plan.


Veterinary services program

The Veterinary Services Program reimburses participating veterinarians up to $1,000 per farm to cover costs associated with their travel and professional service fees.

Contact Us: 

Room 320,
Elijah Smith Building,
300 Main Street, Whitehorse

Phone: 867.667.5838
Toll Free: 1.800.661.0408 ext. 5838
Fax: 867.393.6222
Email: agriculture@gov.yk.ca