The National Farmers Union (NFU) Youth and in partnership with the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario is planning for the 2019 Young Farmer Convergence! The purpose for the gathering is to offer young farmers workshops, planning and skill-sharing. Our mission is to build capacity for young farmers to be part of an effective social movement and empower them with tools to employ creative solutions to the challenges posed by climate change! This event will bring together dozens of young farmers chosen from around Canada. Successful participants will learn about political organizing and social movements, climate action and agriculture and indigenous solidarity in the context of farming.
For those people who are interested in applying to take part in the event please fill out the application below. Please share what you would like to learn and experience at the gathering as this information will help to inform the final program.
The Convergence will take place March 5, 6 & 7, 2019 near Parham, Ontario at RKY camp.(Those who are flying into the event will be picked up from the Ottawa airport on the evening of March 4 and fly out the evening of march 7th.)
Applications are due January 28th. Successful applicants will be contacted by February 4th and be instructed to purchase flights immediately following.
Financial bursaries are being offered to those that identify as needing them. Bursaries will apply to applicable travel costs of successful applicants.
Accommodations are onsite at RKY camp and will be shared in communal insulated cabins with bunk beds.
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