Saturday, August 08, 2020

Bridging the Gap Program - Young Farmer Portion

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:

Posted March 20, 2017


Producers Wanted: Grazing Research Project

Dr. Richard Teague, Ecosystem Science and Management, Texas A&M Agrilife Research is requesting assistance from producers participants in the Prairie Provinces that practice “Adaptive Multi-Paddock Grazing” (aka Mob Grazing, Management Intensive Grazing, Holistic Management, High-Stock Density, Short-Rotation Grazing, etc.) on their farms and ranches. This Grazing Research Project is being coordinated and conducted with the University of Alberta in Edmonton and a research team of grazing experts, ecological scientists, and soil health experts.

If you are interested in participating or have more questions please click on the following link:

Please complete the survey by March 10, 2017

Posted March 6, 2017


CRSB Sustainability Indicators for Beef Production

NEWS RELEASE: Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef seeks final public input on sustainability indicators for beef production

February 28, 2017

Since 2015, the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) has worked collaboratively with its multi- stakeholder membership to develop sustainability indicators for beef production in Canada. These indicators are part of a verified sustainable beef framework the organization is developing, and reflect what will be measured to verify sustainable practices on individual beef operations. The CRSB would like to thank all those who participated in the first public consultation on these sustainability indicators.

The CRSB is seeking the public’s final comments on an updated draft of the indicators for beef operations, which have been updated based on feedback from the first draft in 2016. This 30-day public consultation will take place from February 28 to April 1, 2017, and will be the final opportunity for public comment. All relevant materials and instructions can be found at All comments will be reviewed, and a written response to each comment will be posted on the CRSB website following the consultation. Additional public consultations will be carried out later this spring on a similar series of indicators for processors, and the CRSB looks forward to your feedback.

To read the full press release, click here.

Posted March 3, 2017


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