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 from September to June, usually on the third Wednesday of every month. If there are issues and obstacles related to the agricultural sector that you think need to be addressed, they can be added to the agenda of the association’s monthly board meetings.
YAA members are actively involved in initiatives coordinated by the Yukon Government’s Agriculture Branch: the Agriculture Industry Advisory Committee, the Growing Forward 2 Review Committee, and the Growing Forward 2 Research Committee.
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 are completing a business plan for the development of the site.
I look forward to meeting new and returning YAA members throughout the upcoming year.
Together we can work to advance agriculture in Yukon.
Eloise (Lou) Clark