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 a fifth season 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 … Continue reading 2019 BC Business Mentorship Network – Apply Now!
CONTRACT POSITION: Are you a born storyteller who can plant a seed with a sentence? Do you dream up creative ideas, and live for sharing them with the world? Can you think big picture, then bring your vision to life through language and images? Are you always up on the latest trends in social media? Can you multi-task multiple memes and campaigns, to create meaningful engagement with audiences? If you’re a communications whiz with farming in your heart, Young Agrarians is looking for you! We are seeking a dynamic person capable of taking a leadership role to tell the story … Continue reading JOB: YOUNG AGRARIANS COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
Plant Health Diagnostic Support for BC Producers By Emma Holmes, P.Ag This article originally appeared in the Fall 2018 issue of the BC Organic Grower. While we always hope that every farmer has a successful season and bountiful harvests, the reality is that there are endless factors to potentially derail those harvests. For me, the hardest part of farming was finding my crops decimated by pests or struggling to survive after getting hit with a disease. My heart sank when I found my previously healthy cucurbits drooping and turning brown in the greenhouse one morning and I felt panic when … Continue reading BC Organic Grower: BC Plant Health Laboratory
The Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) is seeking someone passionate about communications and organic food for the role of Communications Coordinator. This role is ideal for someone with existing media relationships and PR experience who can dive headfirst into sharing the story of organic in BC! The communications coordinator will communicate and promote the work and mandate of the COABC and organic both within the sector and to consumers. The ideal candidate will possess: Ability to be proactive to support the needs of COABC team members and organic community Ability to take responsibility to meet deadlines and make progress … Continue reading JOB: COABC Communications Coordinator
ABOUT THE LAND About 20 km from Beaverlodge, David Lukac and his family are living on their off-grid farm. Their land consists of pasture and about 300 acres are currently cultivated. David and his family are raising chickens, cows, and pigs. They are also growing their own vegetables in their farm garden. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY David is looking for people with a passion for growing their own food, and living a more resilient, sustainable lifestyle. He is interested in permaculture and biodynamic principles. He is offering his cottage-style renovated log barn for rent. The facilities include a three bedroom home … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land and Accomodation, Beaverlodge, AB
WANT LAND? GOT LAND? Are you a farmer looking for land? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? We want you! 11 am – 4 pm | Land Linking Workshop Networking, Land Access Arrangements, Young Agrarians Land Matching Program, Expert Panel, & more! Join us for a workshop on the nuts and bolts of land linking. We’ll network, learn about land access, leases and licenses, and the B.C. Land Matching Program, and hear from our expert panel on topics such as housing, finances, and more! You just might find a farmer who can turn your vacant field into a productive … Continue reading October 20, 2018: OKANAGAN Land Link – Coldstream, BC
ABOUT THE FARM Shady Acre Farm is a small-scale farm in Richmond B.C. Started in 2015, the farm focuses on small-scale, mixed vegetables grown in a way that is sustainable for the earth, the farmers, and the community, following organic practices and growing a wide variety of produce. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY This farm would be ideal for someone who wants to start a small farm business. The business would be best suited to summer growing with a smaller variety of crops or niche crops, and the existing infrastructure and customer base will provide someone with a foundation on which to … Continue reading FARM BUSINESS FOR SALE: Shady Acre Farm, Richmond B.C.
ABOUT THE LAND: Located 8 minutes outside downtown Salmon Arm, the property is a total of 17.5 acres, with 5 acres ready for agricultural use. The soil is rich and dark and there is ample water for irrigation, with 3 wells on the property, a small creek running through and at least one of the fields fully sub-irrigated. The rest of the property is hayfields, walnut grove and a few fruit trees, (also on good soil), plus approx. 3 acres of natural forest. There are multiple outbuildings available for use, including a chicken house, root cellar, and large hay barn. … Continue reading Land Opportunity: Acreage for Lease, Salmon Arm B.C.
ABOUT THE LAND: Gorgeous property on the Naramata bench overlooking Okanagan Lake is home to approx. 360 healthy Lapin cherry trees which produce 10-12,000 lbs of cherries each July. The orchard is fully irrigated and has been conventionally managed with seasonal pruning, watering, spraying and bird management to date. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY: The landowner is looking for long-term orchard manager to replace a retiring one and take over the lease. The landowner would like to see the orchard transition to organic management and sees possibilities for value-added sales (eg dried cherries, cherry brandy). There is the possibility of housing for … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Cherry Orchard for Lease, Penticton B.C.
Parry Bay Sheep Farm near Victoria, BC, is seeking a farm worker with the opportunity to progress to farm manager! This is a long term opportunity, available now. ABOUT PARRY BAY SHEEP FARM We produce lambs, hay, some grain and meat birds. We operate on multiple properties of leased land in the Victoria area. We operate a slaughterhouse for lambs, do a meat box, go to a farmers market and have a farm store. We wholesale to butcher shops and restaurants. We partner in a lot of these operations with a farm that grows pigs. We are not an organic … Continue reading FARM JOB: METCHOSIN, BC – Parry Bay Sheep Farm