Energy, Mines and Resources


North of 60° Agriculture Conference

Saturday, November 5, 2016
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Room A2206, Yukon College, Whitehorse

All conference sessions are free and open to everyone.

Topics this year include:

  • what farmers need to know about selling farm products
  • safe animal handling and transport
  • climate change and agriculture in the Whitehorse region
  • the spread and occurrence of perennial sow thistle in Yukon
  • historic Yukon agriculture industry profiles
  • and many other subjects.

Download the detailed agenda >>>


Local Food Banquet
Saturday November 5
Kinnikinnick Kafe, Yukon College
doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m.
Ticket price: $25 per person

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? This is your opportunity to nominate Yukon’s producers or others who have made a contribution to Yukon agriculture this year.

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

All nominations must be received by
Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at 4:00 p.m.

Drop off nominations in person to:
Room 320 Elijah Smith Building, 300 Main Street, Whitehorse
Fax: 867-393-6222

Local Food Strategy for Yukon

The Government of Yukon has released the Local Food Strategy for Yukon: Encouraging the Production and Consumption of Yukon-Grown Food 2016–2021.

What we heard: Hotsprings Road Parcel 'C' Proposed Agriculture Land Release

The results of the consultation with neighbouring land owners of the proposed agriculture land release is now available.

Elk/Agriculture Conflict Hunt

The Yukon government has established an Elk/Agriculture Conflict Hunt in response to concerns from Takhini River area farmers over crop damage caused by elk. The government’s goal is to train elk to avoid agricultural properties through aversive conditioning, consistent with the draft 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