Government of Yukon


FOR RELEASE     #11-158
November 17, 2011

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Dawson City producers named Yukon's top farmers

WHITEHORSE—Lucy and Jack Vogt of Dawson City have been named 2011 Farmers of the Year.

“Lucy and Jack have made a significant contribution to Yukon agriculture through their long-standing market vegetable business and as advocates for local farming and its place in the community,” Energy, Mines and Resources Minister Brad Cathers said.

The Vogts have been growing and selling vegetables in Dawson City for the past 19 years and are known for providing quality produce as well as bedding plants and hanging baskets.

Each year, Yukon’s Agriculture branch recognizes a farmer, family or advocate who has made an outstanding contribution to Yukon agriculture. Recipients are nominated by their peers for their commitment to and passion for local farming.

For more information on agriculture in Yukon visit the Energy, Mines and Resources Agriculture website.

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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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