Energy, Mines and Resources

Agriculture

Mike and Sylvia Blumenschein are Yukon’s 2017 Farmers of the Year. Mike and Sylvia received the award at the annual North of 60° Agriculture Banquet in Whitehorse on November 3.


Help shape Yukon’s Agriculture Policy

The Government of Yukon is updating the 2006 Yukon Agriculture Policy and we want your input. This update will reinforce our commitment to increasing Yukon’s self-sufficiency in food production and support a thriving and prosperous agricultural sector.

You can also contact the Yukon Agriculture Branch at agriculture@gov.yk.ca or (867) 667-5838.

Deadline for input is June 29, 2018.


Commercial agriculture lot for sale

The Agriculture Branch is offering 1 non-soil based agriculture lot of 6 ha at Takhini Hot Springs Road and 3 Mile Road.

This parcel is part of a planned agriculture land release. The parcel will be sold using an evaluative process. Prospective purchasers are required to submit a detailed farm development business plan as part of their Project Plan. Project Plans will be evaluated with an offer of sale to the applicant that demonstrates the clearest understanding of developing a sustainable commercial farming enterprise.

Download the application information:

Deadline for Applications is 4:30 pm Tuesday July 17, 2018. Applications returned by mail must be postmarked no later than this date.

Si vous souhaitez obtenir ces documents en français, veuillez contacter la Direction de l’agriculture.


Canadian Agricultural Partnership

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a 5-year, $3 billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector.

The partnership provides funding to help Yukon agriculture:

  • increase competitiveness, productivity or profitability;
  • increase environmental sustainability;
  • expand domestic and international markets; and, or
  • improve the anticipation, mitigation and response to risks.

Learn more about the programs available to you >>>


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