Blog Category: Young Agrarians

2018 BC BUSINESS MENTORSHIP NETWORK – APPLY!

Posted by Kristen Nammour on October 17, 2017

New Farmers Apply for Farm Business Support through Young Agrarians Mentorship Network

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 fourth season (woo!) 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. Additionally, this winter season we’re planning to spend some time together as a full cohort to work directly on your … Continue reading 2018 BC BUSINESS MENTORSHIP NETWORK – APPLY!

THIS WEEKEND: Peace Country Farmer Mixer!

Posted by Moss Dance on September 19, 2017

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This weekend something special is coming to the Peace Region. On September 23, the Peace River Organic Producers Association and Young Agrarians will be hosting their first ever Peace River Farmer Mixer. The event will include presentations focusing in on the topic of “Sharing Your Farm’s Story” and networking at the Goodfare Hall beginning at 9:30 with farm tours to follow. According to event organizer Donovan Kitt, “We picked those speakers because we wanted to have topics that are relevant to everyone whether you’ve been in the business for a while or you are just considering getting into farming or market … Continue reading THIS WEEKEND: Peace Country Farmer Mixer!

SEPT 23: GOODFARE, AB – Peace River Farmer Mixer

Posted by Dana Penrice on September 19, 2017

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Register Today Presenters:  Kevin Kossowan is a documentary filmmaker specialized in telling stories about food. Recent projects include a second year with Cook It Raw, this time in Norway, and Food On The Edge in Ireland. Kevin is in production of season four of an online series called ‘From The Wild’ that explores the intersection of Canadian wilderness and culinary, and is producing a project called ‘Food Workshop’ that offers food skills education online with the intention of enabling people to engage more in their food supply at home. Ian Griebel operates Redtail Farms whose motto is “three generations looking seven generations … Continue reading SEPT 23: GOODFARE, AB – Peace River Farmer Mixer

SEPT 17: VICTORIA, BC – Lohbrunner Farm Tour and Land Stewardship Models for the Future

Posted by Moss Dance on September 12, 2017

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Join us at Lohbrunner Community Farm for a farm tour, discussion on cooperatively managing farmland, potluck, and a work party! Learn more about our unique model for stewarding land, and for farmers to gain access to farm land. During the farm tour, we will talk about this model—the land is held in trust by Farm Folk City Folk, managed by the Lohbrunner Community Farm Co-op (LCFC). Farmland parcels are leased by individual farmers. After this tour and discussion we will share a potluck meal, and then get our hands dirty for an hour or two! Details of the work party TBA. WHEN: Sunday, September 17, … Continue reading SEPT 17: VICTORIA, BC – Lohbrunner Farm Tour and Land Stewardship Models for the Future

Sept 17: Coldstream, BC – Grassy Gnome Acres Farm Tour & Potluck

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on September 12, 2017

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Join us for a farm tour and potluck at Grassy Gnome Acres in Coldstream, BC! We’ll get to check out their pasture raised and organic sheep, pigs, turkey, and chicken operation. Our farm tour and potlucks are a great way to connect with other farmers, gardeners, and farm curious folks of all ages! Please bring a dish to share at the potluck and your own beverage, plate and cutlery. WHEN: Sunday September 17th, 2017 – 3:30pm-7:30pm. Farm tour starts at 3:30pm Potluck begins at 5:00pm (held under cover in case of rain) WHERE: 5201 Reid Rd, Coldstream, British Columbia RSVP to the Facebook event … Continue reading Sept 17: Coldstream, BC – Grassy Gnome Acres Farm Tour & Potluck

SEPT 10: PENDER ISLAND, BC – Twin Island Cider Harvest Tour + Tasting

Posted by Moss Dance on September 05, 2017

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Join cider makers Matthew and Katie at Twin Island Cider for an orchard & cidery tour, a demo of two traditional pressing methods, a honey bee talk by a local beekeeper, and by-donation cider tasting. Bring a small dish to share and tools to eat with if you’d like to join us for a (weather dependent) potluck dinner in the orchard afterwards. WHEN:  Sunday, September 10, 1PM-4PM (Potluck to follow) WHERE: Twin Island Cider, 5601 Lupin Rd, Pender Island, BC REGISTER: Cider tasting, by donation: http://twinislandciderfarmtour.brownpapertickets.ca Click here to join the event on Facebook and invite all of your friends!  About Twin Island … Continue reading SEPT 10: PENDER ISLAND, BC – Twin Island Cider Harvest Tour + Tasting

AUG 30: COURTENAY, BC – Amara Farm Tour & Potluck

Posted by Moss Dance on August 03, 2017

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Join us at Amara Farm for a tour, potluck, and socializing with fellow farmers, gardeners, and farm curious folk. We are all Young Agrarians at heart so don’t be deterred if you are an older Young Agrarian 🙂 Please bring a dish to share and your own beverages. Eating surfaces and utensils are available at the farm. Feel free to bring along an instrument and maybe a sing-along will happen! WHEN: August 30 from 5:30-10:00PM 6:00PM Farm tour 7:00PM Potluck 8:00PM-10:00PM Song circle and socializing! WHERE: Amara Farm, 2641 Kirby Rd Courtenay, BC, V9J 1T3 PLEASE NOTE: Children are welcome! Please leave … Continue reading AUG 30: COURTENAY, BC – Amara Farm Tour & Potluck

FILM NIGHT: Sundre, AB – Look & See A Portrait of Wendell Berry

Posted by Dana Penrice on August 01, 2017

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On August 20th, join us for a film screening and potluck at Kettle Crossing Farm. Be inspired by the great Wendell Berry and meet local, ecological farmers. When: August 20th, 2017 | Potluck at 6:00pm | Film at 8:00pm Where: Kettle Crossing Farm, 32241 range road 54 Mountain View County, AB. Click to view map.  What to Bring: Bring your best potluck dish, bring your story about sustainable food and farming and bring friends! RSVP to alberta@youngagrarians.org (Space is limited!) About the Film: LOOK & SEE is a cinematic portrait of farmer and writer Wendell Berry. Through his eyes, we see both the changing landscapes of rural America in the era of … Continue reading FILM NIGHT: Sundre, AB – Look & See A Portrait of Wendell Berry

JOB: Kamsack, SK – Legend Organic Farms Farm Manager

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 19, 2017

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Job posting for Legend Organic Farms Inc., Farm Manager Position: Farm Manager, small grains and oilseed farm (4,600 acres) Location: Near Kamsack, East Saskatchewan, Canada Position Details: Full time, Permanent Reports To: Organic Program Manager, Nature’s Path Foods Inc. About the Farm: Legend Organic Farms Inc., was created by Nature’s Path Foods, (The world’s largest Certified Organic breakfast cereal brand and manufacturer) in order to be proactively involved with ensuring adequate land is transitioned to organic to meet increasing demand for organic finished products. Nature’s Path sources much of its organic grains like oats, wheat, heritage grains, hemp, legumes and flax … Continue reading JOB: Kamsack, SK – Legend Organic Farms Farm Manager

JULY 16 & SEPT 10: Edmonton, AB – Northlands Urban Farm Tour

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 11, 2017

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A Farm In the Heart of the City! The southwest corner of our campus is home to the Northlands Urban Farm, a 31,200 square-foot farm dedicated to producing local and sustainable food. Operated by Lactuca Corp., the farm offers a unique opportunity for locals and tourists coming to Edmonton to experience the realities of a commercial farm right here in the heart of the city . Producing a broad array of hard-to-come-by varietals—from lettuce, herbs and garlic to heirloom tomatoes and carrots—the produce Lactuca grows is sold at the 124 Grand Market, French Quarter Grand Market, and Southwest Edmonton Farmers’ … Continue reading JULY 16 & SEPT 10: Edmonton, AB – Northlands Urban Farm Tour