Young and Beginning Farmers

Today's young farmers are tomorrow's farm business leaders. Developing the next generation of farmers is essential to the profitability and sustainability of agriculture. 


Training and skill development

Leadership opportunities

  • Manitoba Young Farmers Conference is an annual conference to bring together young farmers from across the province and learn about various farm management topics. It’s an opportunity to learn, connect with fellow producers and share experiences.
  • Canadian Young Farmers’ Forum (CYFF) leading young agriculture producers across Canada to provide support, encouragement and resources to promote agriculture.
  • Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Program provides a combination of formal and informal opportunities to learn from existing beef cattle industry leaders and other youth organizations undertaking mentorship opportunities. 
  • Global Youth Ag-Summit brings young leaders from around the world together to discuss ideas, develop a vision and deliver action.
  • KAP Young Farmers


  • MASC Bridging Generations Initiatives:
    • Young Farmer Rebate (YFR) assists young and beginning farmers to develop or expand their farming operations. As an eligible young farmer, the YFR offers an annual rebate of your total loan principal, and is available in each year of a loan's first five years.
    • Flexible Financing to young farmers (18-39 years of age) can assist through the critical purchase and start-up period of farm operations. Eligible young farmes can opt for either 90 per cent financing or five years of interest-only payments.
  • Farm Credit Canada

Starting a farm in Manitoba

  • Starting a Farm in Manitoba: Are you brand new to agriculture? This tool lists some considerations and resources to review prior to embarking on a new  enterprise.

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