Website for New Farmers Launched in New Brunswick
Moncton, New Brunswick – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: A new website that will connect prospective farmers with a “one-stop shop” to help them investigate opportunities in the sector was officially launched. AgriStartNB will also benefit existing farmers who are looking to expand their operations.
The website provides information on available government programs, equipment, labour and training, commodities and markets. It also has an on-line directory that will bring together people looking for farms and farmland and those leasing or selling it.
“The Government of Canada understands the importance of agriculture in New Brunswick and we are committed to ensuring that the next generation of farmers have a successful transition into the sector. This initiative will help provide NB’s young farmers and new entrants with the information they need to lead the future growth of the sector and will help create good, well-paying jobs,” said Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, MP Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe
“Generations of hardworking farmers have made New Brunswick’s agriculture sector the success it is today. New Brunswick has everything a new farmer could want: welcoming communities, an abundant supply of clean water and good, fertile land at relatively affordable prices. We are pleased to be doing our part to help the next generation of farmers explore opportunities to establish themselves and thrive here in New Brunswick,” said Agriculture, Mines and Rural Affairs Minister Wilfred Roussel
“Whether you are starting out and want to learn more about the agricultural sector, or you are looking to find new opportunities within the industry such as succession or selling or renting farmland, AgriStartNB will be your go-to website for information and support. It is an initiative that our organization is very proud of. What is great about this is that the website will be continuously updated as materials and programs become available,” said Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick President Christian Michaud