Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP), together with the Canadian Young Farmers Forum (CYFF) and presenting sponsor Farm Credit Canada, are pleased to announce the 2020 Manitoba Young Farmers Conference taking place March 5, 2020 in Winnipeg Manitoba at the Victoria Inn Hotel. This event is part of KAP’s focus toward supporting young farmers to ensure the sustainability of the agricultural sector.
The main topic for the event will focus on strategies to improve on-farm efficiencies with expertise from speakers Brooks White, Evan Shout and Mitch Rezansoff. All three speakers will demonstrate how analyzing data, identifying waste and using regenerative production practices can lower costs and improve profitability.
“Young farmers need accessible tools and strategies to remain competitive, profitable, and sustainable in an evolving global marketplace,” KAP program manager Thea Green said. “We know that creating efficiencies on the farm is a top priority for our young farmers, and practical learning opportunities like this event will put Manitoba young farmers at a distinct advantage over their peers.”
Through this conference KAP aims to address what has been heard through multiple focus group consultations with young farmers, and the young farmer policy committee.
The 2020 conference is in partnership with CYFF who strives to provide learning and networking opportunities to young farmers aged 18-40, both nationally and provincially.
“The Canadian Young Farmers’ Forum is pleased to be bringing this unique young farmer-focused event to Winnipeg in collaboration with the Manitoba Young Farmers program,” says Guenette Bautz, CYFF General Manager. “At CYFF our mission is to energize, educate and empower young producers and we are working to help deliver that through this conference.”
The event will conclude with a panel of experienced Manitoba farmers sharing their wisdom and strategies for success with conference attendees, an efficient form of transferring knowledge from one generation to the next.
The cost to attend is $50 which includes lunch and two coffee breaks. Visit www.kap.ca/young-farmers-conference for the full agenda and to register.
KAP’s Manitoba Young Farmer program re-launched this year with the goal of providing young farmers in the province with practical learning opportunities, coupled with a KAP policy committee dedicated solely to the issues producers aged 18-40 are facing.