Dec 14: Moose Jaw, SK – Agrarians Mixer at the Wandering Market

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 24, 2019

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At long last, Young Agrarians is headed to Saskatchewan! Join fellow farmers and food lovers for an afternoon and evening of learning, sharing and fun! This event is free and open to everyone.  WHEN: Saturday, December 14th from 1:00 pm to midnight LOCATION: The Wandering Market, Moose Jaw, SK. Google map directions. REGISTRATION: This event is free but we kindly ask that you let us know you are coming here. SCHEDULE: 1:00 – Arrival/ Welcome Introductions Young Agrarians: How We’re Growing the Next Generation of New Farmers Networking activity Burning Topics Round Tables Lessons on Stating a Farm Ian and Christina King run  Northwood Farm Farmer Slideshows – bring 10 of your … Continue reading Dec 14: Moose Jaw, SK – Agrarians Mixer at the Wandering Market

SURVEY: UBC Farm Management Survey

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 12, 2019

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BC vegetable farmers are wanted to respond to a survey about their farm management! The survey will include questions about field management practices, seed practices, technology use, and employment. The study is being conducted by Dr. Hannah Wittman (Principal Investigator), Susanna Klassen (Doctoral Candidate), and Chris Thoreau (Masters Student), from the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the University of British Columbia.   Your responses will help us to better understand your experiences and the sustainability challenges facing vegetable farmers like you, and contribute to ongoing research out of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm. We are especially … Continue reading SURVEY: UBC Farm Management Survey

Kolby Peterson on farmers at the frontline of the climate crisis

Posted by Alex on December 12, 2019

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This year’s NFU essay competition received a stellar submission from YA’s own Kolby Peterson (YA Alberta Program Coordinator). She wrote about what it means to be a farmer during an era of climate change and how we can find hope in regenerative farming and building strong communities. The essay topic was “Farmers are on the frontline of the climate crisis. At this critical juncture when farmers must consider and employ climate adaptation and mitigation strategies, what does farming in a changing climate look like to you?”. Enjoy this burst of inspiration!  Hope Beneath Our Feet Kolby Peterson Like any dying language, … Continue reading Kolby Peterson on farmers at the frontline of the climate crisis

FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Sole Food Street Farms, Director of Farm Operations

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 10, 2019

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Sole Food Street Farms in Vancouver, BC is seeking a Director of Farm Operations to manage and support a large staff including long-time employees and seasonal volunteers. The position will be expected to actively participate in all daily farm activities in as well as administration and planning. The right candidate will be production driven but also socially engaged and excited about working with diverse groups of people in an urban environment. About Sole Food Street Farms Sole Food Street Farms is an urban farm located in the City of Vancouver.  We grow out of boxes placed on vacant urban land, totalling … Continue reading FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Sole Food Street Farms, Director of Farm Operations

Farmer Podcast Club: The Indian Act

Posted by Lilli Klamke on December 10, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. The Indian Act –The Secret Life of Canada Released June 25, 2019 What is the Indian Act and why Canada still have it on the books? The Secret Life team looks at the roots of this complicated policy, which after 143 years is still embedded in Canadian identity, from the policy that led to the Act to how it still impacts Indigenous identities today.     Listen to the full episode: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/cbc-podcasts/203-the-secret-life-of-canada/episode/15721469-s2-the-indian-act Subscribe to The Secret Life of Canada on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/no/podcast/s2-the-indian-act/id1434339568?i=1000442686332 Share This With a Farming Friend Know some farmers who … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: The Indian Act

JAN & FEB, 2020: DUNCAN, BC – Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Farmers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 09, 2019

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Join us in Duncan, Vancouver Island for a workshop series for farmer wellness. Make 2020 your best season yet with a toolbox of practices to reduce stress and enhance your wellbeing both on and off-farm. Young Agrarians and Harmony Yoga and Wellness Center present: Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Farmers – Gentle stretching – Deep breathing – Learn to learn to calm the mind and tame the nervous system.  4 DATES: Mondays, 3-4:30pm | January 20, 27, February 3, 10 WHERE: Harmony Yoga Centre, 360 Duncan Street, Duncan, BC COST: A suggested $20 donation for the full four sessions can be paid online during … Continue reading JAN & FEB, 2020: DUNCAN, BC – Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Farmers

EVENT RECAP: Manitoba Mini-Mixer @ Rackham Hall

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 09, 2019

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Young Agrarians comes to Manitoba! On December 7, 38 farmers and food lovers gathered at the beautiful Rackham hall near Riding Mountain National Park for a Young Agrarians Mixer. Being one of the first Young Agrarians gatherings in Manitoba, we spent time getting to know each other and discussing the needs and opportunities for new and existing farmers in the region. We met people raising livestock, organic grain, doing marketing gardening, growing mushrooms and of course much, much more! We shared laughs, ideas and of course some amazing food! Ryan Ryan Pengelly of Tamarack Farms near Erickson, MB spoke getting his farm started and … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Manitoba Mini-Mixer @ Rackham Hall

SURVEY: HOW TO CONNECT CONSUMERS TO THEIR SOURCE OF FOOD AND FARMERS

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 05, 2019

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Dallas Barnes and Anthony Csikos are a team of two recent UBC graduates determined to make eating local the norm. They hope to connect consumers directly to farms in their area through an online platform, think “digital farmer’s market”. Understanding that consumer preferences are changing and that the planet is struggling, these two are inspired to create a solution. The team is working to get farmers involved in this solution and hear their experiences and stories when it comes to selling goods. The following survey is an act of instigating that conversation! They’re looking for small-medium sized BC crop farmers … Continue reading SURVEY: HOW TO CONNECT CONSUMERS TO THEIR SOURCE OF FOOD AND FARMERS

JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Compost Education Centre, Executive Director

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 05, 2019

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The Compost Education Centre (CEC) in Victoria, BC is currently seeking an Executive Director. The ideal candidate will have leadership experience in the non-profit sector, strong communication skills and a great capacity for innovative and strategic thinking. The Executive Director will complement an active Board of Directors and a dynamic team of staff and volunteers, providing leadership in achieving the strategic, financial and operating objectives of the CEC. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for executing organizational development strategies and representing the Centre to stakeholders, funders and the greater community. Duties include community partnership development, … Continue reading JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Compost Education Centre, Executive Director

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land Cooperative Shares in Johnsons Landing

Posted by Hailey Troock on December 05, 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 hamlet of Johnson’s Landing is nestled in the west-facing mountain side at the northern end of Kootenay Lake, one hour from Kaslo or two hours from Nelson, on the East side. The Purcell Wilderness Conservancy backs the property and the Fry Creek Trail is near. The Johnson’s Landing Retreat Centre (JLRC) is an educational and resource facility for the development of Body, Mind and Spirit and had … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land Cooperative Shares in Johnsons Landing

Farmer Podcast Club: From Apprentice to Foreman

Posted by Lilli Klamke on December 03, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. From Apprentice to Foreman: Down To Earth- The Planet To Plate Podcast Released Nov 26, 2019 Paul Neubauer worked on his uncle’s farm before he went to college, and developed a passion that led him to a life in agriculture. To build his skills he went through the Quivira Coalitions apprenticeship program, and now works for Vilicus Farms in Montana. He reflects on the challenges and rewards of working in agriculture, being both a mentor and a student, and the many kinds of skills——practical and personal——that it takes to build a … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: From Apprentice to Foreman