The Bridging the Gap: Step Up to Succession program seeks to help bridge the gap between generations of farmers to provide Canada's future farmers with the best chance for success. The concept originates from the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture's Bridging the Gap workshops held in 2011 and 2013. Now, with their blessing, FMC has the opportunity to incorporate these concepts into the national Step Up to Succession program.
Young farmers participating in the program will have a chance to be selected to participate in a Successor Development program, taking part in key industry events dedicated to farm business management and more importantly, taking over the farm.
Selected applicants will be required to attend:
- International Farm Management Congress July 2-7 2017 Edinburgh, Scotland
- Agricultural Excellence Conference Nov. 21-23 2017 Ottawa, Ontario
- And their choice of one of the following:
- Canadian Young Farmers' Forum National Conference February 2018
- Canada's Outstanding Young Farmers National Event December 2017
Young farmers will learn valuable skills and information to take back to the family farm, and to parents who, through participation in the Bridging the Gap program, will be receptive to positive conversations and actions towards securing the future of farming in Canada. Throughout their journey, young farmers will be accompanied by a business coach to help answer any questions, concerns and derive practical takeaways from the experience.
To learn more about the program, eligibility or to apply (prior to March 31 deadline), visit: http://www.fmc-gac.com/content/bridging-gap-step-succession-apply
Posted March 20, 2017