Executive Council Office

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Agriculture Industry Advisory Committee

Department: Energy, Mines and Resources

Address: 320-300 Main Street Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2B5

Phone: 867-667-5838 | Fax: 867-393-6222


The Committee:

  • provides advice to the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources on the implementation of national agriculture policy agreements and agriculture programs to be delivered in Yukon;
  • provides advice to the Yukon government on the development and management of the agriculture and agri-food industry in Yukon;
  • provides advice on agriculture matters as may be requested by the Minister from time to time; and
  • may make recommendations directly to the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources, if desired by the Committee.

The Director of Agriculture is the main point of contact between the Committee and the Yukon government.

Authority: Cabinet
Period: October 7, 2010 to present
Type: Advisory


Industry groups nominate a total of 6 members to represent their interests. Key sectors of Yukon's agriculture and agri-food industry are represented. The following groups are invited to nominate members:

  • The Yukon Agriculture Association (2 members)
  • The Growers of Organic Foods of the Yukon (1 member)
  • The Yukon Game Growers Association (1 member)
  • The Fireweed Community Market Society (1 member)
  • The Yukon Young Farmers (1 member)

Additional members may be appointed by the Minister if required to achieve representation from all key industry sectors. The Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources appoints members.

Appointment process: Ministerial appointment

Requirements: No legislated criteria required to join. It is desirable for members to be active in and have sound technical knowledge of the conditions, opportunities and challenges facing Yukon’s agriculture and agri-food industry

Term: Staggered so 3 members serve for 3 years and 2 members serve for 2 years. The terms may rotate among representative groups.

Meetings: At least 2 times a year. Additional meetings may be called as required.

Are there any vacancies? Our vacancies page lists ALL boards and committees currently looking for members.

Apply: There is 1 process to apply to ALL Yukon government boards and committees.

Current members:


Name Position From: To:
Rudge, Tom    Member    04/27/2017    04/26/2020 
Ouellette, Sarah    Member    11/10/2017    04/26/2020 
Gray, Sonny    Member    04/27/2017    04/26/2020