Government of Yukon


FOR RELEASE     #11-152
November 3, 2011

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Agriculture conference supports sector’s growth north of 60°

WHITEHORSE—Yukon’s agriculture community will join industry professionals to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing local agri-business at this year’s North of 60° Agriculture Conference and Banquet in Whitehorse November 4 and 5.

“The Government of Yukon values the significant contribution that agriculture makes to the lives of Yukoners,” Premier Darrell Pasloski said. “Hosting this conference is just one of the many ways the government is working to support the continuing growth of our local agriculture sector.”

Hosted by the Agriculture branch, Saturday’s conference provides an important opportunity for local farmers to hear from speakers on some of the major components in agri-business including equipment, workforce and market opportunities. The conference is open to the public and free of charge.

In addition, the public is invited to the Yukon Grown banquet to celebrate the harvest and sample the diverse flavours of locally grown meats and produce. The Friday event will also feature the award presentation for this year’s Farmer of the Year.

For more information including the complete conference agenda and information on purchasing banquet tickets, visit the Energy, Mines and Resources Agriculture website or call 867-667-5838, toll free in Yukon at 1-800-661-0408, extension 5838.

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Contact:  
Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca
Chris Wearmouth
Communications, Energy, Mines & Resources
867-456-6726
chris.wearmouth@gov.yk.ca

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