JOB: YOUNG AGRARIANS BC LAND MATCHERS

Posted by Sara Dent on June 25, 2018

Young Agrarians Land Matchers

Young Agrarians BC is hiring land matchers! Are you a connector? An intuitive networker? That person in your friend group who always has the dirt on hot jobs and cool apartments? Do complete strangers tell you their life story at the drop of a hat? Did you once set up your friends from college, and now they’ve got kids and you gave a speech at their wedding and they send you a thank you card every year? Young Agrarians needs people with that magic matchmaking quality to connect farmers seeking land with farmland owners who have land to lease. If … Continue reading JOB: YOUNG AGRARIANS BC LAND MATCHERS

Farmer Podcast Club: 145: Corinna and Kurt Bench of Shared Legacy Farms on Creating a Marketing and Retention System on the CSA Farm

Posted by Lilli Klamke on July 17, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. 145: Corinna and Kurt Bench of Shared Legacy Farms on Creating a Marketing and Retention System on the CSA Farm- Chris Blanchard’s Farmer to Farmer Podcast Released Nov 16, 2017 Corinna and Kurt Bench raise a little under ten acres of certified organic vegetables at Shared Legacy Farms in Elmore, Ohio. With 400 CSA shares and a 78% retention rate, Corrinna and Kurt have created a values-based business on family land that is supporting them in their tenth year of business. We take a deep dive into how Corinna and Kurt … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: 145: Corinna and Kurt Bench of Shared Legacy Farms on Creating a Marketing and Retention System on the CSA Farm

Our New Columbia Basin Coordinator is Seeking Your Input on Events

Posted by Brittny Anderson on July 16, 2018

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Meet your Columbia Basin Program Coordinator, Brittny Anderson Brittny Anderson grew up in the Columbia Basin. She is excited to join the Young Agrarians team and work with farmers around the region. Brittny became deeply passionate about food systems while working as an intern at Bija Vidyapeeth (Earth University) Vandana Shiva’s Biodiversity Conservation Farm in India. Since her internship, she has earned her M.Sc. in Environmental Science and Policy, worked for local governments (RDCK, Town of Creston, City of Cranbrook) and is an entrepreneur. In her free time Brittny loves to garden, cook, hike with her dog and spend time … Continue reading Our New Columbia Basin Coordinator is Seeking Your Input on Events

Farmer Podcast Club: “Hoptopia: A World of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon’s Willamette Valley”

Posted by Lilli Klamke on July 10, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Peter A. Kopp, “Hoptopia: A World of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon’s Willamette Valley” (U California Press, 2016) on NBn-New Books network Released Mar 09, 2018 Environmental historian Peter A. Kopp‘s book Hoptopia: A World of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon’s Willamette Valley (University of California Press, 2016) examines the fascinating history of a very special plant: the hop. From its prehistoric origins to its use in ancient and medieval beermaking, the hop was already an important crop in human agriculture when it first appeared on Colonial American shores, but when … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: “Hoptopia: A World of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon’s Willamette Valley”

July 14: Red Deer, AB – Steel Pony Farm Tour & Potluck

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 05, 2018

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Tour one of Red Deer’s amazing local farms and learn from farmer Mike Kozlowski about how he has grown his business and provides delicious, healthy food for his community. Where:  Range Road 270A off Township Road 372. Look for the Tamara Ranch sign and you’ve got the place! When you arrive, head to the garden to the east.  When: July 14th, 2018 Time: Farm Tour at 3 pm & potluck to follow Bring: Plates and cutlery for potluck and chairs. RSVP: This event is FREE but please RSVP to alberta@youngagrarians.org  About Steel Pony Farm Hi I’m Mike Kozlowski and I’m the main man at Steel Pony Farm. I’m … Continue reading July 14: Red Deer, AB – Steel Pony Farm Tour & Potluck

Farmer Podcast Club: 298- Fordlandia

Posted by Lilli Klamke on July 03, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. 298- Fordlandia: 99% Invisible Released Mar 07, 2018 In the late 1920s, the Ford Motor Company bought up millions of acres of land in Brazil. They loaded boats with machinery and supplies, and shipped them deep into the Amazon rainforest. Workers cut down trees and cleared the land and then they built a rubber plantation in the middle of one of the wildest places on earth. But Henry Ford wanted this community — called “Fordlândia” — to be more than just a huge plantation. He envisioned an industrial utopia. He paid … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: 298- Fordlandia

POSITION FILLED – JOB: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Hoof Trimmers’ Assistant, The Happy Hoofer

Posted by Moss Dance on June 29, 2018

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This job position has been filled! Love cows? This job opportunity is a great way to learn about bovine health with an experienced mentor at the Happy Hoofer! ABOUT THE HAPPY HOOFER The Happy Hoofer is looking for a new helper. We have over 30 years experience throughout North America. Some of our local clients have been with us for over 20 years. Leaving from Abbotsford we travel to different dairy farms each day to provide foot care on dairy cows. No experience necessary just a great attitude, and love working outdoors with animals, 3 to 5 hrs daily. Optional … Continue reading POSITION FILLED – JOB: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Hoof Trimmers’ Assistant, The Happy Hoofer

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4 FENCED ACRES FOR LIVESTOCK, SURREY BC

Posted by Darcy Smith on June 28, 2018

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ABOUT THE LAND The property consists of approximately 4 acres of ALR land on a 6 acre property bordering the Nicomekl River in South Surrey suitable for livestock production. The landowner lives on site. The land has historically been used to graze cattle, but was not in production last year. There is excellent fencing, with one large pasture and two additional fenced areas, one of which features a small, outdoor covered area for shelter. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY Four acres plus a small storage building available for lease for livestock production. Cattle are preferred as that has worked well on the land in the past. … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4 FENCED ACRES FOR LIVESTOCK, SURREY BC

Farmer Podcast Club: Nathan Sayre and the science of the range

Posted by Lilli Klamke on June 26, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Nathan Sayre and the science of the range:  Down to Earth: The Planet to Plate Podcast- By Quivira Coalition   Released February 28, 2018 Professor of geography at the University of California, Berkeley, Nathan Sayre is author of the book, The Politics of Scale: A History of Rangeland Science.    Listen to the full episode: https://one.npr.org/?sharedMediaId=551875796:554548920 Subscribe to Down to Earth on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/how-i-built-this-with-guy-raz/id1150510297?mt=2 Share This With a Farming Friend Know some farmers who might like this podcast? Invite them to sign up by sharing this link: http://eepurl.com/dtEnmr Or scroll down to … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Nathan Sayre and the science of the range

Farmer Podcast Club: Steven Pinker

Posted by Lilli Klamke on June 19, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Steven Pinker – Design Matters with Debbie Millman   Released Feb 26, 2018 Debbie talks with Steven Pinker about the miraculous evolution of language, the most arresting question he has ever fielded, and his new book, Enlightenment Now —which breaks down why we actually have good cause to be positive about the state of the world today.    Listen to the full episode: https://one.npr.org/?sharedMediaId=551875796:554548920 Subscribe to Design Matters on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/ideas-from-cbc-radio-highlights/id151485663?mt=2&i=1000404947455   Share This With a Farming Friend Know some farmers who might like this podcast? Invite them to sign up … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Steven Pinker