SURREY URBAN FARMERS MARKET LOOKING FOR NEW FARMERS

Posted by Darcy Smith on May 25, 2018

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  A unique community gathering place, the Surrey Urban Farmers Market (SUFM) is a local based non-profit community market located at the North Surrey Recreation Centre beside Surrey Central Mall and the Surrey Central sky-train & bus loop. Our market benefits hundreds to thousands of residents in the Surrey Central City area as well as the small business vendors from all across Surrey, the lower mainland and BC. The market opens this year on Wednesday June 6th with the last day on Wednesday October 3rd. We are now into our 10th year and host free live music shows, kids’ activities … Continue reading SURREY URBAN FARMERS MARKET LOOKING FOR NEW FARMERS

JUNE 29: Armena, AB – Sunworks Farm Tour

Posted by Dana Penrice on May 23, 2018

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Interested in growing a livestock enterprise? Learn the ins and outs from long-time organic livestock farmers, Ron and Sheila Hamilton. About Sunworks Farm Sunworks Farm is a certified organic farm that grows chicken, turkey, beef, pork and eggs. Ron and Sheila Hamilton moved to the farm in 1992 having never farmed before. On the advice of a friend they took a 10 day holistic management course which taught them a whole farm planning system that took into account the environmental, economic and social issues farmers face today. They soon discovered the demand for quality organic meat in Alberta and started selling at farmers markets. As … Continue reading JUNE 29: Armena, AB – Sunworks Farm Tour

FARM JOB: CAWSTON, BC – Snowy Mtn Organics

Posted by Moss Dance on May 22, 2018

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Looking for a farm job this summer in the beautiful South Okanagan? Snowy Mtn Organics is hiring one or two farm labourers to help on their orchard operation! ABOUT SNOWY MTN ORGANICS Snowy Mtn Organics is a beautiful 25 acre farm in the Similkameen (an isolated spot) with 12 acres of orchard and large garden. We grow cherries, apricots, plums, peaches, apples, pears, etc. We believe in growing good food, and we sell at farmers’ markets in Vancouver. This season, we need one or two more good strong A-Team members on the farm! We are certified organic (LEOGA #415) and have grown organically … Continue reading FARM JOB: CAWSTON, BC – Snowy Mtn Organics

Farmer Podcast Club #12 – Regenerative Agriculture & The Truth About Cowspiracy

Posted by Lilli Klamke on May 22, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Regenerative Agriculture and the Truth About Cowspiracy – Doniga Markegard #169- Rewild Yourself- Daniel Vitalis Released Oct 20, 2017 Doniga Markegard is a rancher with a background in ecology and permaculture, and she’s here to share how regenerative agriculture can help to restore the biodiversity of prairie grasslands while simultaneously producing grass-fed, nutrient dense meat.    Listen to the full episode: http://www.danielvitalis.com/rewild-yourself-podcast/regenerative-agriculture-and-the-truth-about-cowspiracy-doniga-markegard-169 Subscribe to Rewild Yourself  on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rewild-yourself/id892905009?mt=2&i=1000393792302 Share This With a Farming Friend Know some farmers who might like this podcast? Invite them to sign up by sharing this link: … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club #12 – Regenerative Agriculture & The Truth About Cowspiracy

Flooding Preparedness for BC Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley Farmers

Posted by Moss Dance on May 18, 2018

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The province of BC has activated the Southwest Provincial Regional Operations Center (SW PREOC) to support the response to the 2018 lower Fraser River freshet and the potential for flooding.  Additional PREOCs have also been activated in other regions of the province due to the flooding situation and the following information is also applicable to those impacted regions.  The Ministry of Agriculture is providing support to Local Governments, First Nations, and agricultural producers through the PREOC.  Below we have attached a number of links to provide producers with key information and resources to assist them in preparing, responding and recovering from potential … Continue reading Flooding Preparedness for BC Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley Farmers

June 23: Sundre, AB – Farming with Biodiversity Workshop

Posted by Dana Penrice on May 18, 2018

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Alberta’s farms and ranches are home to so much more than livestock and crops. There’s dung beetles, deer, crocuses, spruce trees and countless wildlife species living on agricultural land. In fact, the more diverse a farm or ranch is in plants and animals the more agricultural producers benefit. It is a win-win for producers and ecosystems. Rural Routes to Climate Solutions, Little Loaves Farm and Organic Alberta are hosting a pay-what-you-can ($10 or less) workshop on how producers can protect, boost and benefit from biodiversity on their land. Limited spots are available. Register now: Date: Saturday June 23rd Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm … Continue reading June 23: Sundre, AB – Farming with Biodiversity Workshop

FARM JOB: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Field House Farms, Lead Farmer

Posted by Moss Dance on May 17, 2018

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Field House Farms is a multi-faceted farming project in Abbotsford & Chilliwack, BC. They are looking for a Lead Farmer to manage their projects! ABOUT FIELD HOUSE FARMS Field House Brewing is an award winning craft brewery in Abbotsford. We have started a farm with the goal of growing produce to input into our beer and food program. For the 2018 season, We are partnering with 3 different farm partners to lease local ALR land: JJ Mills is our boutique herb, hops, and berry farm on 0.25 acres in East Chilliwack. Maple Lanes is our 0.5 acre produce in Abbotsford farm … Continue reading FARM JOB: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Field House Farms, Lead Farmer

Farmer Podcast Club: #11 – Ryan Holiday on stoic philosophy 101 and ego is the enemy

Posted by Lilli Klamke on May 15, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode.  #11 – Ryan Holiday on stoic philosophy 101 and ego is the enemy – The Kevin Rose Show Released July 11, 2017 Ryan Holiday is the author of “The Daily Stoic,” “Ego is The Enemy,” and “The Obstacle is The Way.” In this episode Kevin and Ryan explore the basics of stoic philosophy, showing how you can reframe your thinking to be more like a stoic.     Listen to the full episode: https://one.npr.org/?sharedMediaId=551875796:554548920 Subscribe to Kevin Rose Show on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-kevin-rose-show/id1088864895?mt=2   Share This With a Farming Friend Know some … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: #11 – Ryan Holiday on stoic philosophy 101 and ego is the enemy

FARM JOB: SALMON ARM, BC – Hillside Dreams Goat Dairy

Posted by Moss Dance on May 11, 2018

Hillside Dreams Goat Dairy

Love goats? This farm job at Hillside Dreams Goat Dairy near Salmon Arm, BC might be for you! ABOUT HILLSIDE DREAMS GOAT DAIRY Our goat farm is located in Silver Creek, near Salmon Arm. We milk 180-220 goats, on a commercial dairy farm. We value farming and the lifestyle that is provides. For more info: hillsidedreamsgoatdairy.com QUALIFICATIONS Hillside Dreams Goat Dairy is looking for enthusiastic summer student. Suitable student would be self-motivated, innovative, hardworking, punctual, physically strong, patient, and able to work independently. An interest in working with animals, and critical thinking skills are essential. Must have reliable vehicle and valid driver’s … Continue reading FARM JOB: SALMON ARM, BC – Hillside Dreams Goat Dairy

Job: TERRITORY MANAGER – PEACE REGION, AB

Posted by Lilli Klamke on May 11, 2018

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If you are an experienced sales person or territory manager, ideally with a book or base of farming contacts in the Peace River Region, then this opportunity would be fantastic for you! ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION The client is a highly successful, well-respected, progressive company, dedicated to providing growers with the tools and knowledge required to increase profitability of their farm business. They use a combination of industry expertise and cutting-edge technologies to help clients make better decisions about precision agronomics, variable rate technology, soil fertility, crop marketing, risk management, data management and carbon credits. They have grown and expanded steadily … Continue reading Job: TERRITORY MANAGER – PEACE REGION, AB