2020 BC BUSINESS MENTORSHIP NETWORK – APPLY!

Posted by Melanie Buffel on October 01, 2019

New Farmers Apply for Farm Business Support through Young Agrarians Mentorship Network

Ready to Grow Your Farm Business? Are you a young (or young at heart) animal or vegetable producer living in British Columbia? Are you operating a new farm and looking for guidance to grow your business? Young Agrarians is excited to offer its sixth season (woo!) of the BC Business Mentorship Network! This program pairs new and seasoned farmers together to cultivate the skills for running ecologically sustainable and financially viable businesses. Mentors work with you to analyze your operations and lay the groundwork for your farm’s business growth.  What You Get! As a participant in this program you will receive 30-40 hours of one-on-one mentorship with an experienced … Continue reading 2020 BC BUSINESS MENTORSHIP NETWORK – APPLY!

OCT 20, 2019: PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Central & Northern BC Land Link

Posted by Jolene Swain on September 12, 2019

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PRINCE GEORGE LAND LINKING WORKSHOP Date: Sunday, October 20, 2019  |  1-6pm Location: NUSC Event Space (Building 6, room 6-250), 3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C. LHEIDLI T’ENNEH TERRITORY Please RSVP: Register now – and don’t forget to join the Facebook Land Linking event and share with your community! You can offer or request ride sharing in the Facebook event discussion, too.  Refreshments & snacks provided. Questions about this event, or about the B.C. Land Matching Program? Reach out to our Central & Northern B.C. Land Matcher Jolene Swain at jolene@youngagrarians.org. Land Linking Workshop: Networking, Land Access Arrangements, B.C. Land Matching Program & Expert … Continue reading OCT 20, 2019: PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Central & Northern BC Land Link

OCT 25-26, 2019: ROSSLAND, BC – Columbia Basin Mixer

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 15, 2019

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Join us at Red Mountain Resort and the new Nowhere Special Hostel for two days of workshops and networking at the Columbia Basin Mixer! This year’s mixer will be integrated with the Basin Food Summit’s Agriculture Forum on Friday October 25th, and continue on Saturday October 26th with more in-depth programming for new and young farmers. In the spirit of YA mixers, this will be an opportunity to engage and network, share ideas and access the knowledge and experience you need to build your farm and business for success. Let’s dive in deep together and create future resilience within the … Continue reading OCT 25-26, 2019: ROSSLAND, BC – Columbia Basin Mixer

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Permaculture Farm in Oliver, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on October 18, 2019

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We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This gorgeous property was bought by the current owners 3 years ago and they since been have been working at creating a beautiful sanctuary for food production and permaculture education.  There is an existing orchard, 60 laying hens, a food forest complete with meadows, ponds and microclimates has been started at the back of the land.The whole property is 7.9 acres in the ALR. There is 2 acres of … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Permaculture Farm in Oliver, BC

FARM JOB: GIBSONS, BC – Persephone Brewing Co, Full-Time Farmer

Posted by Michalina Hunter on October 17, 2019

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Persephone Brewing Co. in Gibsons, BC is hiring a full-time farmer! ABOUT PERSEPHONE BREWING CO. Persephone Brewing Co. (known locally as “The Beer Farm”) owns and operates an 11-acre property with a brewery, a tasting room, lawns to hang out in, 1 acre market garden, 2 greenhouses, a garlic and raspberry patch, 6 acres going into cover crop this fall (was hops), and 217 apple trees. We sell through our CSA (Summer and Fall), local Farmers’ Markets (including one on site every Sunday), to local restaurants, and through our tasting room. For machines we have: a tractor, a hand tractor (BCS), a mower, a … Continue reading FARM JOB: GIBSONS, BC – Persephone Brewing Co, Full-Time Farmer

NOV 3, 2019: SALMO, BC – Tour, Stew-Making & Potluck at Forrest Farm

Posted by Hailey Troock on October 16, 2019

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Join Young Agrarians at Forrest Farm in Salmo, BC for a daylight savings farm tour, outdoor fireside stew-making and potluck social. This event is free and open to everyone.  WHEN: Sunday, November 3, 2019 | 2-6pm LOCATION: 1244 Airport Road, Salmo B.C. V0G 1Z0 BRING: Please bring a dish to share, tools to eat with, warm footwear and clothes and a chair or a blanket. At this time of year, we’re always prepared for a little bit of…. snow! SHARE: Planning on joining us? Please invite your friends and share the Facebook event. Children are welcome but please leave furry friends at home. About Forrest Farm Forrest Farm is … Continue reading NOV 3, 2019: SALMO, BC – Tour, Stew-Making & Potluck at Forrest Farm

Farmer Podcast Club: e.87: Insights on Leasing Farmland

Posted by Lilli Klamke on October 15, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. e.87: Insights on Leasing Farmland- The Ruminant:  Audio Candy for Farmers, Gardeners and Food Lovers Released July 14, 2016 This ep: I’ve spliced together the best clips from a couple of webinars about leasing farmland. One was given by me, your host; the other by Blake Hall of Prairie Gold Pastured Meats. The webinars were produced by Farmstart, and can be found here.      Some useful docs: Blake Hall’s Farm Services Agreement Blake Hall’s Scope of Work Agreement Young Agrarians Land Access Guide   Listen to the full episode: http://www.theruminant.ca/blog/2016/7/14/e87-insights-on-leasing-farmland Subscribe … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: e.87: Insights on Leasing Farmland

Land Opportunity: Unique Property in Kelowna, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on October 11, 2019

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We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This 7.78 acres in the ALR is located on Rifle Rd in Kelowna has some intriguing possibilities for the right farmer.  The back of the property includes 2 fields, totalling 2.5 acres. Currently, the land owner keeps a few head of cattle in these areas. The whole property irrigated with 2 inch pipe, 4 ft underground and the water comes from the Glenmore Ellison District.  The soil is a … Continue reading Land Opportunity: Unique Property in Kelowna, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1.5 acres in Kelowna, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on October 10, 2019

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We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This property is located very centrally in Kelowna, but has the feeling of a quiet oasis. The land has been farmed with organic principles by successful young farmers for the past 5 years, so the soil is rich, healthy and alive. The whole property is 4 acres, and there is approximately 1.5 acres that are tilled up and ready to plant. Depending on the needs of the leasing … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1.5 acres in Kelowna, BC

Farmer Podcast Club: Organic Inc

Posted by Lilli Klamke on October 09, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Organic Inc: The Food Chain- BBC Released May 09, 2019 At heart, the organic movement is driven by ethics, not market-forces. It started out as a reaction to large-scale industrial agriculture, with an anti-establishment vibe which abhorred mass produced, processed food. But, as demand for organic products has grown, big business has moved in, and now accounts for an increasing amount of the market. Big Food has money and clout. It can support farmers to transition to organic, and throw its weight behind marketing the virtues of organic methods and food. … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Organic Inc

Canadian Crop Farmers – It’s Survey Time!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on October 08, 2019

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Are you a Canadian crop farmer? Please take this survey to contribute to research about farmer perspectives on precision agriculture technology! Objective: The objective of this study is to understand farmer perspectives on precision agriculture technology, to understand how these technologies are being used on the farm, to examine farmers’ use of agricultural data and their perceptions of digital agricultural data rights and ownership. The survey should take ~25 minutes, and the deadline is Oct. 31st, 2019! Take the survey here: http://tinyurl.com/paagtech We are a research team consisting of University of Guelph graduate students in the Geography, Environment and Geomatics … Continue reading Canadian Crop Farmers – It’s Survey Time!

OCT 9, 2019: Sooke, BC – Apprenticeship Enrichment on Seed Saving

Posted by Michalina Hunter on October 04, 2019

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Join ALM Organic Farm in Sooke on October 9, 2019 for an apprentice enrichment day about seed saving, selection processing and marketing for apprentices and others who are interested in seed saving for farms.  It’s a potluck and at the end of the day folks can stay on and help us process seeds. When: October 9, 2019 from 10am-2pm Where: 3680 Otter Point Rd, Sooke, BC Schedule:  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Seed workshop and walk around. • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Potluck RSVP: Email mary@almfarms.org Mary Alice Johnson, owner of Full Circle Seeds, will be facilitating the event with … Continue reading OCT 9, 2019: Sooke, BC – Apprenticeship Enrichment on Seed Saving

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 10 acre Productive Homestead, Malakwa, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on October 04, 2019

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We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND The land has been lovingly farmed since 1978 by Jim and Astrida Knox who, over the years, have raised or grown pretty much any thing possible, including vegetables, sheep, broiler chickens, dairy goats, Jersey cow, and beef cattle, and laying hens. At this point in their lives they are slowing down and are now raising ducks, bees, haskaps and their own vegetables. The land is a narrow 10 acre strip … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 10 acre Productive Homestead, Malakwa, BC