Thursday, February 27, 2020

Canadian Agricultural Youth Council seeking new members

Are you between the ages of 18 and 30 and interested in shaping the future of the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector?

The new Canadian Agricultural Youth Council is a group of young Canadians who will provide advice on new and emerging issues that matter most to the sector, enable on-going dialogue on food-related challenges and opportunities, share information and best practices, and provide advice on the strengths and weaknesses of policies and programs affecting the agriculture and agri-food sectors.

Whether you’re a young farmer taking over the family farm, a student considering a career in agriculture, or someone working in the food and beverage sector, we’re looking for a diverse group of people from across the country who are passionate about sharing their ideas.

Remember – agriculture doesn’t just mean on-farm activities. It also includes processing and value added transformation of agriculture and food products. As such, we are looking for broad representation from across the entire supply chain – like agriculture students, agri-food processors, and other agri-business owners.

Please apply to be a member today!

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With the creation of the new Canadian Agricultural Youth Council, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is providing an opportunity for the next generation of leaders to share their personal experiences, unique perspectives, and innovative ideas on how to tackle new issues facing youth in the agriculture and agri-food sector.

Youth Council – Click here for the Application Form

Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on February 14, 2020 for consideration.

Selection criteria

  • Open to all residents of Canada
  • Between 18 and 30 years of age on January 1, 2020
  • Some background or experiences in the farming and/or food industry
  • Experience in addressing food-related opportunities and challenges is an asset
  • Credibility among the agriculture and food industry, youth organizations, Indigenous organizations/ communities and/or academia is an asset
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