MARCH 6 & 13: LEAN FARM MANAGEMENT WEBINARS

Posted by Kristen Nammour on February 08, 2018

Ben Hartman will present two lean farm management business webinars for Young Agrarians

Higher Profits. Less Work.  Sound like your farm business goals for 2018? Join Young Agrarians and author Ben Hartman for a series of webinars focused on how lean principles of efficiency can be applied to your farm enterprise to decrease waste and increase profitability. DATES: March 6, 2018 – An Introduction to Lean Concepts for the Small Farm March 13, 2018 – Five Lean Business Management Tools to Increase Profits w/ Less Work TIME: 10:00AM – 12:00PM (PST) COST: $45 If you’re not able to join for both sessions, please contact kristen(at)youngagrarians.org for single session payment options – cost: $25/session REGISTER NOW: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3653149762140663811 Once you register on the GoToWebinar page … Continue reading MARCH 6 & 13: LEAN FARM MANAGEMENT WEBINARS

We want to hear from veggie farmers: Crop Improvement Survey

Posted by Dana Penrice on February 21, 2018

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Photo Credit:  Melissa E Earle Canadian Vegetable Crop Improvement Survey The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, in partnership with the University of British Columbia, have developed this survey to better understand what crop improvements will help Canadian vegetable and vegetable seed crop growers the most. The information you provide will remain anonymous and the results will be shared in a public report in Summer 2018. The survey will be open until February 28, 2018. Your knowledge and experience is highly valuable. Thank you for your time and contribution. For vegetable farmers and seed growers in Quebec, you are welcome to … Continue reading We want to hear from veggie farmers: Crop Improvement Survey

APPRENTICESHIP: SAANICH, BC – Little Mountain Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on February 20, 2018

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Little Mountain Farm in Saanich, BC, is seeking a part-time farm apprentice for the 2018 season. ABOUT LITTLE MOUNTAIN FARM Little Mountain Farm is a one-acre mixed vegetable farm located near Mt Doug. We grow intensively on this small scale and do most tasks by hand, our only machinery is a walk behind tiller. We grow primarily for our CSA (or Veggie Box program), which feeds 40-50 families per week over the course of the 26-week season (June-November) as well as one market and small wholesale orders. We use all organic growing practices (though we are not certified organic), and … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: SAANICH, BC – Little Mountain Farm

5th Okanagan Winter Mixer: Wrap-Up Post & Resources!

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on February 20, 2018

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The 5th Okanagan Winter Mixer brought together @ 100 people over the weekend to learn, share skills, and make new connections. It was a fantastic group with lots of familiar faces and a whole bunch of new ones. A huge thank you to all our amazing speakers – you were engaging, thoughtful, and inspiring! The slideshows and handouts are available from almost all of the sessions. You can DOWNLOAD RESOURCES FROM SPEAKERS here (email Emily at okanagan@youngagrarians.org if you have technical difficulties). Tara Nakashima from Invati Yoga wanted to share this YouTube video with you – Yoga for Farmers. Danny Harris who led the … Continue reading 5th Okanagan Winter Mixer: Wrap-Up Post & Resources!

March 1, 8, & 22: Short Course – Business Planning for a New Farm

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on February 19, 2018

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 Kwantlen Polytechnic University presents this Short Course: Business Planning for a New Farm. Managing your farm as a business is an important but often neglected component of operating a farm. Recent research shows that farmers who create and use business planning are more confident, more profitable and more able to take advantage of new opportunities. This short course will introduce participants to the concept of farm business planning through some practical, hands-on exercises. Teaching content will reference Ministry of Agriculture resources, primarily the New Farm Start-Up guide, and introduce participants to options for further support through the Ministry. Save the dates and … Continue reading March 1, 8, & 22: Short Course – Business Planning for a New Farm

February 27: Paul Stamets in Lillooet

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on February 15, 2018

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FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Three Oaks Farm Manager

Posted by Moss Dance on February 15, 2018

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Three Oaks Farm is seeking a manager for an established 2 acre certified organic farm on the Saanich Peninsula, Vancouver Island. Owner has been farming for 20+ years and would like to take a back seat. Great opportunity for experienced farmhand to step up to management without the difficulties of establishing a new farm. All of our produce is marketed through Saanich Organics via our CSA, restaurants and grocers, and 2 Farmers Markets. Some background on Saanich Organics: We are a group of like-minded, food-security driven, community oriented farmers that have been growing the organic food movement here on Southern … Continue reading FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Three Oaks Farm Manager

JOB: SALMO, BC – Salix and Sedge Lead Farm Assistant

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on February 14, 2018

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ABOUT SALIX AND SEDGE Salix and Sedge is a certified organic farm located in the Salmo Valley, and is owned and operated by Brendan and Cali who began farming in 2015. On about 1.5 acres of land, we produce a large variety of vegetables for our Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) program, the Farmers Market, and for some local retailers. Our farm is situated next to a forested wetland ecosystem, and is just on the edge of town. We use a lot of hand tools on the farm, a BCS walk behind tractor, and occasionally a larger yanmar tractor. The Place … Continue reading JOB: SALMO, BC – Salix and Sedge Lead Farm Assistant

FARM JOB: ENDERBY, BC – West Enderby Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on February 14, 2018

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West Enderby Farm is a well-established organic vegetable farm in the North Okanagan—they are seeking a farm worker for the 2018 season! ABOUT WEST ENDERBY FARM We are a 41 acre certified organic Farm located on the edge of Enderby in the beautiful North Okanagan. Previously a dairy farm, it was converted to an organic vegetable farm in 2011. We specialise in carrots and also grow beets, cauliflower, broccoli and onions . We now supply over a dozen local retailers and processors. We use tractors for both field preparation and cultivation betwen crop rows, and harvest beets and carrots with … Continue reading FARM JOB: ENDERBY, BC – West Enderby Farm

FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – UBC Farm Field Practicum Mentor

Posted by Moss Dance on February 13, 2018

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The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm Position Title: Practicum Field Mentor POSITION IDENTIFICATION Position Classification: Miscellaneous Farm Worker Position Title: Practicum Field Mentor Faculty: Land and Food Systems Department The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm Position Number: 30757 POSITION FUNCTION The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) at UBC Farm is a 24-hectare teaching, research and community farm located on the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus. Embodying UBC’s aspiration to be a “living laboratory”, the CSFS at UBC Farm provides experiential learning opportunities for students, community members and the general public and strives … Continue reading FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – UBC Farm Field Practicum Mentor