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National Succession Program

This program seeks to help bridge the gap between generations of farmers to provide Canada’s future farmers with the best chance for success. It is comprised of a series of Succession & Transition Planning workshops for farm families, coupled with a Successor Development program, exclusively for young farmers.

The Workshops will take place in February 2017 and are open to farm families.
Young farmers have a chance to apply to be selected to participate in a Successor Development program. The Program allows young farmers to take part in key industry events dedicated to farm business management and more importantly, taking over the farm.

Bridging the Gap

This program seeks to help bridge the gap between generations of farmers to provide Canada’s future farmers with the best chance for success. It is comprised of a series of Succession & Transition Planning workshops for farm families, coupled with a Successor Development program, exclusively for young farmers.

Young farmers have a chance to apply to be selected to participate in a Successor Development program. The Program allows young farmers to take part in key industry events dedicated to farm business management and more importantly, taking over the farm.

About the Program

The Bridging the Gap: Step Up to Succession program seeks to help bridge the gap between generations of farmers to provide Canada’s future farmers with the best chance for success. The concept originates from the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture’s Bridging the Gap workshops held in 2011 and 2013. Now, with their blessing, FMC has the opportunity to incorporate these concepts into the national Step Up to Succession program.

Young farmers participating in the program will have a chance to be selected to participate in a Successor Development program, taking part in key industry events dedicated to farm business management and more importantly, taking over the farm.

Selected applicants will be required to attend:

  • International Farm Management Congress July 2-7 Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Agricultural Excellence Conference Nov.21-23 Ottawa, Ontario
  • And their choice of one of the following:
    • Canadian Young Farmers’ Forum National Conference February 2018
    • Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers National Event December 2017

Young farmers will learn valuable skills and information to take back to the family farm, and to parents who, through participation in the Bridging the Gap program, will be receptive to positive conversations and actions towards securing the future of farming in Canada. Throughout their journey, young farmers will be accompanied by a business coach to help answer any questions, concerns and derive practical takeaways from the experience.

All expenses paid.

FMC will be working with renowned farm family coach Elaine Froese and business management consultant Cedric MacLeod to help lead the program and coach participants throughout their journey.

Applications are due March 31st.

Winners will be notified by April 14th.

For 2017-2018, applications are being accepted from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec young farmers only. For 2016-2017, applications were accepted from all other regions.

For more information regarding award components, application criteria and the application process, please see the Apply section.

Applications are due March 31st.

Winners will be notified by April 14th.

For 2017-2018, applications are being accepted from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec young farmers only. For 2016-2017, applications were accepted from all other regions.

For more information regarding award components, application criteria and the application process, please visit the Apply section.

Application

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Applicants must submit a completed application form, their written and/or video submission, along with 2 non-family references

Deadline for applications is March 31, 2017.

The application must be received by email to info@fmc-gac.com

You will be notified acknowledging receipt of your application.

If you have any questions, please email info@fmc-gac.com or call 1-888-232-3262.

Winner will be notified prior to November 1st, 2016 and will be announced by April 4.

For 2017-2018, applications will be accepted from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec young farmers only.

For more information regarding award components, application criteria and the application process, please see the Apply section.

Successor Development Program Application 2017

 

CRITERIA:

Successful candidates for the Successor Development Program will be young farmers who are in the process or planning to take over a farm. They must demonstrate a passion and devotion to excellence in farm business management. The award is intended to encourage young farmers who have increasing or major responsibilities in their operations. This includes either farmers who have overall managerial responsibility for their operations or newly entering farmers who have responsibility for specific portions of farm operations. Applicants should demonstrate a desire for managerial excellence in their current and future responsibilities.

Applicants must:

  • Be between the ages of 21 and 40
  • Commit to attend the Succession & Transition Planning workshop in your province
  • Commit to attend the following 3 industry events:
    • The International Farm Management Congress July 2-7 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland
    • Agricultural Excellence Conference November 21-23 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario
    • Either Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers’ National Recognition Event December 2017 or the Canadian Young Farmers’ Forum February 2018
    • Submit an application demonstrating:
      • Your current farm status as it relates to succession and transition planning
      • Your current understanding of succession and transition planning and what you hope to gain from the program
  • How the value gained from the program will be used:
    • To contribute to the farm business
    • To contribute to the agricultural industry at large
    • Towards a successful transition of the farm business
  • Why being chosen for this program interests you personally
    A progressive operation and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Passion for the industry
  • Submit 2 non-family references
  • Provide permission to be interviewed for industry media
  • Provide a testimonial or report on their experience and impact of the Program after each of the 3 industry events and within 3 months of program completion, crediting the program partners for making the opportunity possible
  • Only one applicant per farm entity can apply
  • FMC and Board and staff are not eligible to apply

Workshops

Bridging the Gap: Succession & Transition Planning Workshop for Farm Families!
Is your family farm is a state of transition? Are you looking to start the succession conversation?

Yes?! Then Farm Management Canada’s new Bridging the Gap Workshop is for you!

The Bridging the Gap Workshop welcomes farm families to work with renowned farm family coach Elaine Froese and farm management consultant Cedric MacLeod to address some the elephants in the room that are preventing or hindering succession planning back on the farm.

Cost: $150 plus tax (includes breaks and meals)

Join us!

Dates to be Announced

Our Vision:
That FMC is the trusted source and primary resource centre for farm business management knowledge and skills development in Canada.

Our Mission:
To cultivate excellent Canadian farm business management, through awareness and adoption of beneficial management practices.

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