2024 IFMA Next Gens Workshop
We welcome young farm management professionals to Treaty 4 Territory in Saskatchewan, Canada for a few days of team building and strategic thinking. The host for the workshop will be Kahkewistahaw First Nation, located two hours east of Regina, Saskatchewan.
Kahkewistahaw First Nation owns and manages approximately 27,000 acres of land located around their community and in other areas of the province, including Yorkton and Saskatoon. These lands are managed by and according to the Kahkewistahaw Land Code, the Lands Committee, and Chief and Council. Economic development of these lands is an important goal for Kahkewistahaw First Nation, and agricultural development is an integral part of future economic growth of the community. However, there are certain challenges that come with financing economic growth for First Nation communities as First Nation lands cannot be used as security when obtaining outside financing for economic investment. Nonetheless, the rich land base of Kahkewistahaw First Nation provides their community with a key resource from which to develop new agricultural ventures.
As part of the workshop, you will work with members of the Kahkewistahaw Lands Committee and the Economic Development Team to understand 1) the resources available to the community, and 2) the special constraints that make financing agricultural development more challenging (when compared to financing growth on non-First Nations land).
Wednesday, July 3
- Arrival/Fly into Regina, SK.
Thursday, July 4
-Explore Regina/Roughriders Football Game
Friday, July 5
-Drive to Kahkewistahaw First Nations– Team Building Exercise. Stay overnight in Esterhazy, SK.
Saturday, July 6
-Overview of Resources and Challenges. Strategic Planning Sessions. Second night in Esterhazy.
Sunday, July 7
-Drive to Saskatoon.