Energy, Mines and Resources


Innovation Exchange

This program will provide opportunities for individuals to participate in research and innovation exchange and education with other agricultural regions.

The primary function of this program will be to sponsor participation at relevant agriculture conferences, such as Circumpolar Agriculture Conference 2013 and 2016. Emphasis will be placed on information exchange that provides for Yukon agriculture to become competitive in the marketplace and to adapt to changes that will provide sector sustainability.

Eligible Activities

Activities may include, but are not limited to: 

  • travel for presentations, information gathering, network development, youth development or other activities that contribute to the development of circumpolar agriculture.

Proposals for attendance should contain an outline of benefits to Yukon agriculture and an information dissemination plan outlining how the applicant plans to share the knowledge gained with other members of the agricultural industry.

Eligible Applicants

Individuals, farm groups, cooperatives, non-profit organizations and governments.

Eligible Funding

Assistance may be provided for up to 60% of project costs for individuals to a maximum of $6,000 per year and $18,000 over the life of the program, 60% of project costs for farm groups or cooperatives to a maximum of $30,000 per year, and 100% of project costs for non-profit organizations and governments. Organizations and governments sponsoring applications for 100% funding will be required to advertise the opportunity to eligible participants and evaluate individual applications based on
predetermined criteria to select delegates.

Reimbursement for travel costs must be consistent with Yukon government travel expense guidelines. Eligible costs include transportation, accommodation, registration fees, meals and incidental expenses.

Contact Us:

Energy, Mines and Resources
Agriculture Branch
Phone: 867.667.5838
Fax: 867.393.6222

Visit us on the 3rd floor, Room 320, of the Elijah Smith Building at 300 Main Street in Whitehorse, Yukon.

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