Would you like to hire extra help for the farm this summer? The Summer Farm Employment Program provides up to $500.00 of wage support per month to farmers who hire young people to work on the farm. To qualify you must be a full time farmer and employees must be between the ages of 16 and 24 years of age and can’t be a direct relative of the employer. Wage support is based on full-time employment from July 1 to August 31.

This program is funded and administered by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. Employees and employers must apply together for the program, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry does not do any matching. For more information, or to apply please visit http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/general/progserv.nsf/all/pgmsrv35