The Land Utilization Program helps farmers revitalize titled farmland that was once used for agriculture. This includes:
- returning land to production; and
- cleaning up hazards to the environment or wildlife.
Funding supports a variety of improvements.
- Building a perimeter fence, or making major fence repairs.
- Construction must follow best-management practices; read the Fencing to Contain Horses on Yukon Government Grazing Agreements Bulletin to learn more.
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
- old fences;
- garbage piles; and
- old wood piles by chipping, or mulching.
- Producer organizations.
- Agricultural non-profits.
- 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
While preparing your application, you can:
- review our project assessment matrix; or
- ask a program manager to review your application.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 867-667-5838 to set up an appointment.
Apply for funding
- Gather your completed documents.
- 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)
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.