Yukon Agricultural Association
On behalf of the 2016-17 YAA Board of Directors, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Yukon Agricultural Association’s website.
YAA brings together a network of Yukon farmers and homesteaders, growers and producers from Watson Lake to Haines Junction to Dawson City and many communities in-between including the busy agricultural hub around Whitehorse.
We are here to offer broad support to people who are farming, growing and producing north of 60. If you have questions, contact the office and Jennifer can help you access a network of resources. The YAA Facebook page will also integrate you into the local agricultural community.
The YAA board of directors meets monthly, usually on the second Wednesday of every month. One of YAA's key mandates is to address issues and obstacles related to Yukon's agriculture sector. With input from members, YAA can act on this mandate. To add topics to board meeting agendas, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
YAA members are actively involved in initiatives coordinated by the Yukon Government’s Agriculture Branch: the Agriculture Industry Advisory Committee, the Growing Forward 2 Project Evaluation Committee, and the Yukon Agriculture Research Committee (YARC).
YAA is also pleased to support the strategies and initiatives that are now officially documented in the newly published Yukon Local Food Strategy.
For the past few years, YAA has been working on projects related to the YAA's leased agricultural land, a 65-hectare parcel on the North Klondike Highway. With support from Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, we have completed a business plan for the development of the site. And now have updated a conceptual plan to share with all organizations who might be interested in participating in the land's development.
Together we can work to advance agriculture in Yukon.
Eloise (Lou) Clark