Get funding to bring your farmland back into production

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The Land Utilization Program helps farmers revitalize titled farmland that was once used for agriculture. This includes:

  • fencing;
  • returning land to production; and
  • cleaning up hazards to the environment or wildlife.

Eligible activities

Funding supports a variety of improvements.


Returning fields to production

You can redevelop farm fields covered in forest regrowth. This work must follow the Agriculture Land Development Guidelines, including:

  • removing trees, shrubs, rocks and roots;
  • preparing the land for seeding; and
  • putting the field into production.

Cleaning up land

Removal of:

  • old fences;
  • vehicles;
  • debris;
  • garbage piles; and
  • old wood piles by chipping, or mulching.

Eligible recipients

  • Producers.
  • Producer organizations.
  • Agricultural non-profits.
  • Governments.

Eligible funding

  • Build or rebuild fencing up to a maximum of $1 per foot ($3.28 per metre).
  • Build wildlife-friendly fencing on grazing leases to a maximum of $0.50 per foot ($1.64 per metre).
  • Land redevelopment assistance to a maximum of $202 per acre ($500 per hectare).


  • 50% if there are in-kind contributions; and
  • 60% if there are no in-kind contributions.

Producer organizations: up to 75% of the project costs.

Governments and agricultural non-profits: up to 100% of the project costs.

Before you apply

Complete the:

While preparing your application, you can:

Email or phone 867-667-5838 to set up an appointment.

Apply for funding

  1. Gather your completed documents.
  2. Submit your application. Applications are generally reviewed once a month. The submission deadline is the 1st Friday of the month.
    In person: Room 320 in the Elijah Smith Building at 300 Main Street in Whitehorse. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Government of Yukon
    Agriculture Branch (K-320A)
    Box 2703
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

Find out the decision

Most applications are reviewed by a Project Evaluation Committee that meets once a month. The program manager may review some. We will contact you once a decision has been made. This is usually within 2 weeks of the monthly deadline. If your project is approved, we can explain the next steps at this time or you can find them in the programming guide.

Evaluate your completed project

We will release your final payment once you submit:

  • the completed evaluation form;
  • an itemized list of expenses; and
  • copies of receipts.

If you host an event like a conference or workshop, include feedback from attendees.

We make project results, excluding financial details, available to the public.

Find more agriculture funding programs

This program is 1 of many available under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. See all of our agriculture funds.

About the Canadian Agricultural Partnership

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a 5-year, $3 billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector. It provides funding to help Yukon’s agriculture industry:

  • increase competitiveness, productivity or profitability;
  • increase environmental sustainability;
  • expand domestic and international markets; and
  • improve the anticipation, mitigation and response to risks.