Calling all young ­farmers: Bibeau ­launches ­Canada’s first ­agricultural youth council

Record Staff

Listening to young people about issues that matter to them is an important commitment of the government. Young Canadians’ participation in civic life, including government decision-making, is crucial to Canada’s continued success and to helping secure Canada’s position as an agricultural powerhouse. Compton-Stanstead MP and Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau has launched the application process for a first Canadian Agricultural Youth Council. A group of young Canadians will be given the opportunity to provide valuable advice on the agriculture and agri-food issues that matter most to them – everything from sustainable agriculture, market diversification and innovation, to the digital shift, intergenerational transfers and mental health. The council will identify new and emerging issues, enable on-going dialogue on challenges and opportunities, share information and best practices, and provide advice on the strengths and weaknesses of policies and programs affecting the agriculture and agri-food sector. See full story in the Monday, Jan. 27 edition of The Record.

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