Monsanto Canada Inc.

Monsanto Canada Inc.
Canadian Young Farmers' Forum

Canadian Young Farmers' Forum

November 06, 2007 14:17 ET

Canadian Young Farmers Forum Signs Long-Term Agreement With Monsanto Canada

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 6, 2007) - The Canadian Young Farmers' Forum and Monsanto Canada today announced the signing of a three-year working agreement that will see Monsanto Canada provide monetary and in-kind support for leadership and training programs aimed at young farmers from across Canada.

"We are very proud to have such a respected company such as Monsanto come on board to support the organization's long term goals," said Canadian Young Farmers' Forum President, Chris Kletke. "Monsanto's commitment to young farmers from across Canada not only shows the importance they place on young farmers but shows their interest it what the CYFF has to offer. I am certain this cooperative effort will prove beneficial to both parties."

Formed in 1997, the mission of the Canadian Young Farmers Forum is to promote the exchange of ideas and to foster collaboration between young and beginning farmers across the country. Today, the Forum provides a multi-faceted development opportunity for farmers between the ages of 18 and 40 that serves to inform participants, consolidate young farmer opinion, and offer leadership training and advice to farmers just starting to establish themselves as vital players in the agricultural sector.

"Supporting young farmers is important to the future growth and success of the agricultural sector in Canada, as well as our business," said Trish Jordan, Monsanto Canada's Director of Public Affairs. "The mandate of CYFF fits well with our interest in providing leadership and development opportunities for rural youth and encouraging young people to pursue their interest in agriculture. Based on our association with CYFF and their work over the past few years, we think the organization is playing an important role in bringing profile to the unique issues faced by young farmers today."

The Canadian Young Farmers' Forum is primarily funded through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada under the renewal pillar, with additional support provided by industry sponsors. The CYFF Annual General Meeting and Conference is set for Feb. 25-28, 2008 in Ottawa, Ontario. To learn more, visit

Contact Information

  • Canadian Young Farmers' Forum
    Rod Scarlett
    General Manager
    (780) 498-0238 or 1-888-416-2965
    Monsanto Canada
    Trish Jordan
    Public Affairs Lead
    (204) 985-1005