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By taking care of today's producers, we will ensure the prosperity and well-being of tomorrow's producers. Young farmers are our priority, for the benefit of all.

Farmer’s next generation is David. 

 

David Dion and his wife Maude are co-owners of Fruitière Laliberté Inc.
 
With more than 55 years of experience in the cultivation of small fruits and vegetables, the pick-your-own business continues to be faithful from year to year, and from generation to generation.
 
The new generation is young, full of ideas and is on the lookout for the needs of its customers.

Who is the next generation of farmers?

They are entrepreneurs under the age of 40 who own at least 1% of a farm business.

7 280

More than 7 280 young people are active on Quebec farms.

54 % 

of them established themselves with a family farm transfert.Dairy production is the most popular main activity among young agricultural entrepreneurs.

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Dairy production is the most popular main activity among young agricultural entrepreneurs.

Farmer’s next generation is Lydie.

 

Lydie Blanchard took over Ferme R & H Blanchard ltée established by her parents nearly 35 years ago.
 
Since then, she has taken care of the 125 cows and 650 acres of crop production with passion.
 
A new generation working hand in hand with their predecessors is a promising future for their dairy production!

The next generation of farmers is increasingly female, young and trained !

29 %

of established farmers are young women.

86 %

of young people who have a post-secondary diploma.

33,2 years old

 

The average age of agricultural succession has changed from 34.2 to 33.2 years old.

36 %
of the next generation of farmers chooses to start an agricultural business.

Businesses that have a succession represent 22% of all Quebec agricultural businesses.

 
To support the next generation in a concrete way, we have put in place two initiatives through our network.

Fonds coopératif d’aide à la relève agricole

Annually, the Fonds coopératif d’aide à la relève agricole (FCARA) welcomes sixty or so aspiring producers from all over Quebec.
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