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Agriculture

North of 60° Agriculture Conference and Banquet

Conference   Banquet   Farmer of the Year

Entering "new to you" markets
Friday, November 3 to Sunday, November 5

Friday and Saturday sessions are free and open to everyone.
Sunday is a certificate course and has a fee.
  

Friday, November 3
1 to 3:30 p.m.
General Store, Best Western Gold Rush Inn, 411 Main Street, Whitehorse

Trade show and open house
Meet presenters and get familiar with the conference agenda
Yukon farmers poster presentations
Introduction to mapping software
Coffee and snacks
  

Saturday, November 4
8:30 to 5 p.m.
Yukon College, Lecture room A2206, 500 College Drive

9:00 a.m. MarketSafe introduction
9:30 a.m. Canada GAP food safety program for grocery stores
10:00 a.m. Government of Yukon purchase of locally grown foods
10:30 a.m. Break 
10:45 a.m.  Get Yukon foods into Yukon homes
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Get Yukon foods into Yukon homes - continued
2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. Haskap health benefits and value added opportunities
3:35 p.m.

Session A - Haskap round table discussion for growers and sellers
Session B - Using your mobile device for mapping on farm

  
Sunday, November 5

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Yukon College, Lecture Rm A2206, 500 College Drive

MarketSafe Course
$35 conference special (normally $75)
We encourage you to sign up in advance for this course.
Contact the Agriculture Branch at agriculture@gov.yk.ca or 667-5838


Download the detailed agenda  312 KB


North of 60° Agriculture Banquet

Friday, November 3
6 to 10 p.m.
Town Hall, Best Western Gold Rush Inn, 411 Main St, Whitehorse

Enjoy a truly delicious dinner made from ingredients locally sourced from Yukon farms. Chef Robert will showcase his “Yukon Grown” culinary inspirations. Last year’s dinner was sold out so get your tickets early!

Tickets are $25, available through the Agriculture Branch:

Room 320, Elijah Smith Building
300 Main Street, Whitehorse
Phone: 867.667.5838 or 1.800.661.0408 ext. 5838
Email: agriculture@gov.yk.ca


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.

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 Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at 12 p.m.

Presentation of the award will be made at the conference banquet on Friday,
November 3.

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