Young Farmers Positive About Ontario Agriculture’s FutureNovember 26, 2014 8:42am
More than 60 young people took part in this year’s Ontario Young Farmers Forum.
The forum is an annual event held in conjunction with the Ontario Federation of Agriculture annual convention.
The Executive Director of Agricultural Programs for Junior Farmers of Ontario – Justin Williams – was among the attendees.
He says the delegates all appeared to have a positive outlook on the future of the industry.
Forum Administrator Amy Matheson says they also talked about the importance of telling the story about farming.
She points out that what farmers find ordinary in agriculture, non-farmers find extraordinary.
And she says while there are a lot of people talking about food, few are involved in agriculture.
The 2014 Ontario Young Farmers Forum was held this week in Niagara Falls.
Williams says they asked attendees for their one-word definitions for agriculture.
Administrator Amy Matheson says there are an estimated 50 thousand jobs available in agriculture over the next five years.