Cultivate Your Future: Youth in Agriculture Conference

Cultivate Your Future is a first of its kind, don’t-miss-it conference designed by youth in NS agriculture, for youth in NS agriculture. An exciting day of engaging local and national speakers, a panel discussion, networking opportunities, brainstorming sessions, tradeshow, and a banquet with entertainment – you will want to be a part of this event!

The 2024 Cultivate Your Future: Youth in Agriculture Conference will bring together students and youth (aged 18-40) from farms, agri-businesses, and industry across the province. The conference will highlight what supports and opportunities currently exist for youth in agriculture and how to navigate them.  It is also your chance to have your voice heard on what supports are missing.

The conference takes place on Thursday, January 11th at the Inn on Prince in Truro.

Rooms can be booked at a discounted rate until December 22 by mentioning that you are registered for the Cultivate Your Future Conference when booking with the hotel.

Storm date is Thursday, January 18th.

The day begins at 9:00 am and includes:

Keynote speaker Lauren Van Ewyk of the National Farmer Mental Health Alliance- “Your Farm’s Best Asset”

Local Farmer Cathy Munro, Bramble Hill Farm – “Wear The Green Pants – Lean Into Your Niche”

Panel discussion – “Navigating Your Way to Success” with Blake Jennings of Bayview Poultry and Blake’s Pumpkin Jungle, Ryan McCarron of South River Ranch and William Spurr of Spurr Brothers

Benjamine Feagin Jr. of Agritech North

Watch our social media, NSFA e-news and this website for more on speakers and activities. @nsyoungfarmers

For more information on the day, including how to support the event through sponsorship or attending the tradeshow, please email