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Young Farmers: Cultivate Your Future: Youth in Agriculture Conference

January 11 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 pm

Cultivate Your Future

Thursday, 11 January, 2024

Inn on Prince, Truro, Nova Scotia


Cultivate Your Future is a first of its kind, don’t-miss-it conference designed by youth in NS agriculture, for youth in NS agriculture. An exciting day of engaging local and national speakers, a panel discussion, networking opportunities, breakout sessions, tradeshow, and a banquet with entertainment – you will want to be a part of this event!

The 2024 Cultivate Your Future: Youth in Agriculture Conference will bring together youth (aged 18-40) from farms, agri-businesses, and industry from across the province. The conference will highlight what supports and opportunities currently exist for youth in agriculture and how to navigate them.  It is also your chance to have your voice heard on what supports are missing.

Registration is now closed. Please contact info@nsyoungfarmers.ca or 902-893-2293 for information about the conference.

Here is the schedule for the day:


8:15 am Registration begins, Tradeshow opens. Oak, Elm Rooms
8:50 am Welcome – NS Federation of Agriculture

Housekeeping Comments

9:10 am “Your Farm’s Greatest Asset” – Lauren Van Ewyk
10:10 am “Wear the Green Pants – Lean Into Your Niche” – Cathy Munro
10:40 am Morning Break and Tradeshow
11:00 am Tabletop Brainstorming Session #1


11:30 am Young Farmer Support Panel “Navigating Your Way to Success”

Blake Jennings – Bayview Poultry Farms/ Blake’s Pumpkin Jungle

Ryan McCarron – South River Ranch

William Spurr – Spurr Brothers

12:30 pm Buffet Lunch and Tradeshow
1:00 pm NSYF AGM (Maple, Aspen Rooms, upstairs)


1:30 pm Sun Kissed Energy – Presenting Sponsor
1:45 pm “Removing the Infrastructure and Technology Barriers to Year-Round Rural and Remote Community Food Sovereignty” – Benjamin Feagin Jr, Agritech North
3:15 pm Afternoon Break, Tradeshow
3:45 pm Tabletop Brainstorming Session #2
4:15 pm Minister of Agriculture, the Hon. Greg Morrow
4:30 pm Banquet set up, trade show takedown
5:00 pm Hospitality Room (Birch, Aspen rooms, upstairs)
7:00 pm Banquet and Entertainment



January 11
8:30 am - 9:00 pm


Inn on Prince, Truro
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NS Young Farmers
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