Young Agrarians Program Coordinator

Posted by Sara Dent on September 19, 2014

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BC Young Agrarians Young Agrarians (YA), a partnership with FarmFolk CityFolk, is focused on growing the next generation of ecological farmers in BC. YA is an online and offline network strategy to engage new and potential entrants into agro-ecology. Our main activities are: events, educational workshops, land linking, business mentorship and online community engagement. Contract Description We are looking for a dynamic individual who is capable of taking a leadership role while working within a tight timeframe. The primary focus of this position will be to coordinate land linking and business mentorship network activities. This position will be supported and […]

Sept 27: Red Deer Alberta – Tamara Ranch Field Day!

Posted by Sara Dent on September 17, 2014

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Our friends at Tamara Ranch are hosting a field day. Come enjoy this beautiful farm and its bounty. Invite your friends and family. If you want to learn more about the resident farmers and the Holistic Management practices they use for their farm please visit Blake’s rad blog post.  

Preserving The Chicken and The Farmer

Posted by Dana Penrice on September 10, 2014

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10 days and counting… On September 18th, we will have had our heritage chickens for 15 weeks and 3 days and they’ll be off to the butcher. For us, it will be the end of a very meaningful project and the beginning of hopefully a long and fulfilling career as farmers. This year was our first year diving more fully into farming and the launch of C & E Meats at Lacombe, Alberta. We started a few different projects, including raising lamb and doing some custom grazing but our chickens held a special place for me because it was an amazing […]

Young Agrarians

Posted by Sara Dent on September 08, 2014

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Article by Courtney White, originally published by A Carbon Pilgrim  | AUG 27, 2014 and adapted from Grass, Soil, Hope: a Journey through Carbon Country. “The agrarian population among us is growing, and by no means is it made up merely of some farmers and some country people. It includes urban gardeners, urban consumers who are buying food from local farmers, organizers of local food economies, consumers who have grown doubtful of the healthfulness, the trustworthiness, and the dependability of the corporate food system – people who understand what it means to be landless.” – Wendell Berry A few years ago, I traveled up New […]

Muskoka, Ontario: Let’s Mix It Up!

Posted by Sara Dent on September 07, 2014

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To REGISTER, please go to: http://muskokamixer.brownpapertickets.com Click here to join this event on Facebook. Please help us get the word out by sharing it with your friends and networks. MUSKOKA MIXER! Wrap the growing season with a young farmer social at Grenville Farms! We’re bringing together as many beginning and young(ish) farmers, as well as friends and foodies for a Saturday mixer and Sunday day-long workshop with Quebec Farmer and Author of The Market Gardener Jean-Martin Fortier. The Young Agrarians has been growing a network of new and young farmers in British Columbia since January 2012. In Partnership with the National […]

Eastern Ontario – Young Farmer Mixer!

Posted by Sara Dent on September 07, 2014

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To register please go to: http://easternontariomixer.brownpapertickets.com/ Young Agrarians is excited to grow into other parts of Canada. After attending a Young Agrarians Mixer on Vancouver Island this past Spring, Ayla Fenton is organizing a mixer in the area where she farms, near Kingston, Ontario. Please help us get the word out and make this event a success! Want to help organize or donate food and supplies to the event? Get in touch: theyoungagrarians@gmail.com. To join the event on Facebook and invite your people please go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/816988275002482/ Young = new and young farmers (40 and under), and anyone else who wants to […]

September 21: Tractor & Horse Ploughing Workshop at Deerfoot Farm, Armstrong, BC

Posted by Sara Dent on September 06, 2014

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Want to learn how to plough with a tractor, and horses? Join us at Deerfoot Farm for a ploughing workshop coordinated by David Boran. Please register as soon as possible so that David can organize the appropriate teachers, tools and tractors. This workshop is a great primer for the 37th Annual North Okanagan Ploughing Match the following weekend, Sunday, September 28th. Where: Deerfoot Farm, 4420 Hullcar Road, Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B4 Date: Sunday, September 21, 2014 Times: 10am-4pm You can choose to learn horse ploughing and/or tractor ploughing. The group will be split up into two to give people time […]

For the Love of Farm-Fresh Milk with Mark McAfee of the California Raw Milk Institute

Posted by Sara Dent on September 05, 2014

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Free public presentation with Mark McAfee, spokesperson for the Raw Milk Institute in California. RAWMI is committed to being the most-trusted source of information for and about the raw dairy industry. Whether you’re a dairy farmer looking for help in producing the highest quality product, a consumer trying to make an informed decision about this important source of nutrients, or a legislator or regulator building your knowledge of the raw milk industry … you’ve come to the right place. The talk will include: – Current legal issues surrounding raw milk in BC – Raw milk best practices on the farm […]

Armstrong, BC: Organic Pork Farm Manager Position

Posted by Sara Dent on September 03, 2014

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Farm Manager for our Organic Pork Production Farm in Armstrong, BC Our farm is a small, successful certified organic operation where we pasture raise pigs from farrow to finish, on to processing and direct sales to consumers and restaurants. We require an individual (or couple) who has a desire to become an integral part of our operation – someone who will take on all areas of responsibility related to the farm as if it were their own. DUTIES: Will include all aspects of animal care and husbandry with our pigs (and some cattle), feed processing, equipment/pasture/yard maintenance and repair, irrigation […]

Powell River, BC Land Op – Young Horticulturists Wanted!

Posted by Sara Dent on September 02, 2014

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We are Alan and Kathy Rebane, owners of Creekside Farm, a productive, mixed-use, 20-acre farm in Powell River, BC. We are looking to offer an energetic Young Agrarian (or couple) the opportunity to cultivate their horticulture business on our property. A bit about the farm: Currently, we pasture 5 steers for beef yearly, along with 20-40 feeder pigs, and a couple hundred chickens for eggs and various varieties of meat birds seasonally. Capitalizing on the unique Class D license that allows eligible Powell River farmers to sell meat at the farm-gate, we have invested in small butcher-shop facilities and are […]