Blog Category: Peace Country

Peace Country Winter Mixer 2019 Recap

Posted by Lilli Klamke on March 11, 2019

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Winter in northern Alberta, yes, it was cold during our second Peace Country Mixer! Nevertheless we had a fantastic time in Grande Prairie during the weekend March 2 and 3. What a wonderful and diverse crowd we got to spend the days with. There were new farmers, YA apprentices, farmers travelling the country to gather experience on different farms and of course our very supportive farm friends in the Peace Country, that run well established farms and are keen on growing the new generation of young farmers. We welcomed every new face into our YA community and are thrilled about the … Continue reading Peace Country Winter Mixer 2019 Recap

March 18: Mentor Training Session

Posted by Dana Penrice on February 28, 2019

Mentor Training Session

Are you an experienced farmer looking to mentor the next generation of ecological farmers in Alberta? Develop your mentoring skills and learn how to support aspiring and new farmers during Young Agrarians’ Mentor Training Session.  When: March 18, 2019, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm MST Where: Conference call + Webinar, call-in and login details to follow Who: Young Agrarians Prairie Coordinator Dana Penrice will be leading the session along with YA Alberta Coordinator Kolby Peterson. Cost: Free Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/38a8af70c54430a6cde7dc3c8da9331e After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. To call … Continue reading March 18: Mentor Training Session

YA Apprenticeship: First Nature Farms – Goodfare, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on February 19, 2019

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Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on a mixed, long-time-organic farm? Are  you wanting to learn about a mixed livestock operation and heritage breeds? First Nature Farms is offering a unique apprenticeship; join their team! About the Farm First Nature Farms is surrounded by land held within ecological reserves of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Ducks Unlimited, crown land, and other organic neighbours.  The 3000 acres of aspen forest, creeks, beaver ponds, pastures and farmland hold a rich diversity of both wildlife and wilderness, and domesticated species. Organic since 1990 and WWOOF hosts for almost as long, the … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: First Nature Farms – Goodfare, AB

YA Apprenticeship: Reflections from The Homestead, Goodfare AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on February 15, 2019

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Donovan and Lisa live in symbiosis with their environment. They create very familiar boundaries with their animals and raise them with respect, passion and patience. They are in love with nature and they are farmers not only through their job, but also through their whole way of living. Their courage, their determination led them to take a great step forward by starting their own organic farm, off the grid. They are pioneers. But more than being passionate farmers, they are humans. Their generosity, their kindness make them wonderful hosts for Wwoofers and apprentices. They transmit their skills, learning-by-doing, and radiate … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: Reflections from The Homestead, Goodfare AB

YA Apprenticeship: Reflections from Nature’s Way Farm, Grimshaw AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on February 12, 2019

Angelo Modolo working with leafcutter bees at Nature's Way Farm, Grimshaw Alberta

First of all, I have to thank Young Agrarians for asking me to share my story. I truly believe in what they are doing and if the world is still a nice place to live, then it is because there are people like them. My journey in Canada, and precisely in the Peace Country started on March 4th, 2017. After I became an agronomist I felt empty, without any goals, and everything around me looked too complicated and overwhelming to find my way. At that point I thought, “Ok Angelo, it’s time to take the risk and see how others … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: Reflections from Nature’s Way Farm, Grimshaw AB

MARCH 2-3, 2019: GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – YA Peace Country Winter Mixer

Posted by Lilli Klamke on February 12, 2019

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The second Young Agrarians Farmer Mixer in the Peace Country is coming up! If you are a farmer, passionate food lover, grower, or a farm dreamer, join us! These two days will be filled with networking, skill sharing, and farm inspiration to help you grow your own farm business and farm story. When: Saturday, March 2 – Sunday, March 3, 2019 Where:  Camp Tamarack located south of Grande Prairie. Follow Highway 40 south, turn east onto secondary Highway 668, turn south onto Range Road 62 and you will find the camp on your left side. Find it on Google Maps. Cost: $75 + … Continue reading MARCH 2-3, 2019: GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – YA Peace Country Winter Mixer

Marketing for Hippies – Peace River & Demmitt, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 01, 2018

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Young Agrarians Alberta is excited to be partnering with the Berwyn Legion, Demmitt Cultural Society, and the County of Grande Prairie to bring: Marketing for Hippies 101: How to Grow Your Green, Local and Holistic Business to the Peace Country! Marketing can feel good. That’s the premise of this workshop. Learn the marketing secret of North America’s most successful green, holistic, community-minded entrepreneurs! This is a pay-what-you-can, day-long, content-rich, roll-up-your-sleeves, nuts and bolts workshop. It’s all about how you can grow your business and attract all of the right kinds of clients (without ever sacrificing your integrity or spending a … Continue reading Marketing for Hippies – Peace River & Demmitt, AB

Farmers Book Club – Demmitt, AB

Posted by Lilli Klamke on November 01, 2018

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From Field to (Book)Shelf This farm book club will provide a way for farmers and readers to share our must-reads and new book discoveries, explore farming topics of interest, and ultimately, better our farming practices – together!  Where: Demmitt Hall When: November 17th, 2018, 5:30 PM Do you enjoy reading? Are you hungry for new farming-related material to dive into this coming winter? Do you want to share and discuss good books with a group of fellow farmers and readers? The growing season is almost over in the Peace Country, and the time to resume our winter perch next to the fireplace … Continue reading Farmers Book Club – Demmitt, AB

FARM RESIDENCY: POUCE COUPE, BC – Wildwood Farm

Posted by Lilli Klamke on October 29, 2018 4 Comments

Horse Power at Wildwod Farm

By Tim and Linda Ewert, Wildwood Farm “We are looking for energetic, passionate, co-operatively minded farmers to participate in a three-month residency on a 160 acre mixed farm in Northeastern B.C. In 1974, we homesteaded the land and now wish to retire in place while seeing the farm thrive in an atmosphere of co-operation. We hope that an organic, ecologically regenerative, partially horse-powered farming community will evolve from this residency. If this idea appeals to you, please go to https://wildwood.farm/ for details and contact information.” We came to the Peace Region as a young couple to build a farm from scratch, where … Continue reading FARM RESIDENCY: POUCE COUPE, BC – Wildwood Farm

Farmers Book Club – Beaverlodge, AB

Posted by Lilli Klamke on October 04, 2018

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From Field to (Book)Shelf Do you enjoy reading? Are you hungry for new farming-related material to dive into this coming winter? Do you want to share and discuss good books with a group of fellow farmers and readers? The growing season is almost over in the Peace Country, and the time to resume our winter perch next to the fireplace with a cup of tea and a good book is nearly upon us. We’re hoping you will join us at our figurative fireplace by becoming a member of Young Agrarians’ FIRST Farmers Book Club. It can be tricky to find … Continue reading Farmers Book Club – Beaverlodge, AB