Energy, Mines and Resources

Agriculture

Agriculture Demonstration Day

Wednesday, Aug. 3
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Research Farm
1 km north of Takhini River bridge, North Klondike Hwy

The event is our opportunity to bring Yukon’s producers, agriculture advocates and supporters together during the growing season to highlight the projects being conducted at the Research Farm and to share the season’s challenges and wins.

The gates open at 11:00 a.m., with a barbeque over the lunch hour featuring Yukon-grown food, thanks to the hard work of our territory’s agriculture producers. After lunch Ag branch staff will be giving a farm tour talking about the work going on this year. The tour will go through the different trials from grains and pulses, forages, fruits and market garden.  The focus of this year’s farm tour will be on soil development, and some of the learnings gained from using city compost in our market garden amendment trial.

The research farm is located in the Gunnar Nilsson and Mickey Lammers Research Forest just north of Whitehorse near the corner of the North Klondike Highway and the Hot Springs Road. We will have a sign out on the North Klondike Highway to point you in the right direction. If you are driving from Whitehorse and find yourself at Takhini Gas, you have gone about 200 metres too far. Please join us and take a tour of the research farm. Bring your lawn chairs and stay awhile, or bring your hiking boots and take a stroll on some of the research forest interpretive trails.

Hope to see you there,
The Agriculture branch


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Interested in participating in the 2016 Circumpolar Agricultural Conference?

October 6 - 8, 2016
Reykjavik, Iceland

Through Growing Forward 2, the Government of Canada and the Government of Yukon are providing assistance for delegates to attend this conference.

The deadline for your application is May 31, 2016.


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
Email: agriculture@gov.yk.ca