Blog Category: Young Agrarians

NOV 3, 2019: SALMO, BC – Tour, Stew-Making & Potluck at Forrest Farm

Posted by Hailey Troock on October 16, 2019

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Join Young Agrarians at Forrest Farm in Salmo, BC for a daylight savings farm tour, outdoor fireside stew-making and potluck social. This event is free and open to everyone.  WHEN: Sunday, November 3, 2019 | 2-6pm LOCATION: 1244 Airport Road, Salmo B.C. V0G 1Z0 BRING: Please bring a dish to share, tools to eat with, warm footwear and clothes and a chair or a blanket. At this time of year, we’re always prepared for a little bit of…. snow! SHARE: Planning on joining us? Please invite your friends and share the Facebook event. Children are welcome but please leave furry friends at home. About Forrest Farm Forrest Farm is … Continue reading NOV 3, 2019: SALMO, BC – Tour, Stew-Making & Potluck at Forrest Farm

2020 BC BUSINESS MENTORSHIP NETWORK – APPLY!

Posted by Melanie Buffel on October 01, 2019 2 Comments

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 its sixth 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.  What You Get! As a participant in this program you will receive 30-40 hours of one-on-one mentorship with an experienced … Continue reading 2020 BC BUSINESS MENTORSHIP NETWORK – APPLY!

OCT 12, 2019: WOODBEND, AB – FARMER DELL FARM TOUR & POTLUCK

Posted by Alex on September 24, 2019

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Julia Martin was a city girl through-and-through until she got her calling to country living and farm life in 2012. Starting out small, Julia eventually branded to Farmer Dell – raising sheep, chickens, and adopting permaculture farming. Now her farmstead flourishes. Take a look into life with Farmer Dell on Facebook or by following @FarmerDell! Join the tour to learn about sheep and local fibre arts as well as permaculture at a farm scale! Earlier that day there will also be a Fall Harvest Sale where Julia will be selling lamb sausage, various cuts of lamb, eggs, garden produce, wool … Continue reading OCT 12, 2019: WOODBEND, AB – FARMER DELL FARM TOUR & POTLUCK

NOV 23, 2019: LANGLEY, BC – Land Linking Workshop

Posted by Ashlee Brillert on September 24, 2019

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METRO VANCOUVER – FRASER VALLEY LAND LINKING WORKSHOP Date: Saturday, November 23rd, 2019   |  1-6pm Location: Langley Mennonite Fellowship, 20997 40th Avenue, Langley, BC Kwantlen, Katzie, & Semiahmoo Territory Please RSVP: Register Now Facebook: Don’t forget to join the Facebook Event to share with your community and coordinate ride sharing in the discussion! Questions about this event, or about the B.C. Land Matching Program? Reach out to our Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley Land Matcher, Ashlee at: ashlee@youngagrarians.org Land Linking Workshop: Networking, Land Access Arrangements, B.C. Land Matching Program & Farmer Q&A! GOT LAND? WANT LAND? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? Are you a farmer looking for … Continue reading NOV 23, 2019: LANGLEY, BC – Land Linking Workshop

Low Stress Livestock Handling with Dylan Biggs- RECAP

Posted by Lilli Klamke on September 17, 2019

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  RECAP: Low-Stress Livestock Handling with Dylan Biggs   “SQUEEZING- NOT PUSHING!” – Overcoming our human impulses… This last weekend a number of Younger and Elder Agrarians from across Alberta gathered at Nature’s Way Farm in Grimshaw, AB to participate in the Low Stress Livestock Handling workshop with Dylan Biggs from TK Ranch. Dylan has got an exceptional set of skills not only on working with cattle but also in teaching how to handle livestock in a quiet and most of all effective way. We eagerly listened to his captivating descriptions and stories throughout the two-day workshop. But not only … Continue reading Low Stress Livestock Handling with Dylan Biggs- RECAP

OCT 20, 2019: PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Central & Northern BC Land Link

Posted by Jolene Swain on September 12, 2019

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PRINCE GEORGE LAND LINKING WORKSHOP Date: Sunday, October 20, 2019  |  1-6pm Location: NUSC Event Space (Building 6, room 6-250), 3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C. LHEIDLI T’ENNEH TERRITORY Please RSVP: Register now – and don’t forget to join the Facebook Land Linking event and share with your community! You can offer or request ride sharing in the Facebook event discussion, too.  Refreshments & snacks provided. Questions about this event, or about the B.C. Land Matching Program? Reach out to our Central & Northern B.C. Land Matcher Jolene Swain at jolene@youngagrarians.org. Land Linking Workshop: Networking, Land Access Arrangements, B.C. Land Matching Program & Expert … Continue reading OCT 20, 2019: PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Central & Northern BC Land Link

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Thimble Hill Orchard and Nursery

Posted by Melanie Buffel on September 10, 2019 2 Comments

Kim Watt in the greenhouse at Thimble Hill Orchard and Nursery

What is your name, where do you farm, and who are your mentors? My name is Kim Watt and I run Thimble Hill Orchard and Nursery, just outside Nelson B.C. My business mentor is Chris Bodnar of Close to Home Organics in Abbotsford, and my production mentor is Richard Walker of Silver Moon Food Forest in Osoyoos. What do you farm? I grow edible and useful perennial plants through my nursery, and will be selling produce from the orchard once our young trees come into production. The orchard includes nut trees, fruit trees, berries, herbs, and perennial vegetables that are … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Thimble Hill Orchard and Nursery

LAND OPPORTUNITY: WEST CRESTON SHARED LAND WITH HOUSING

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 05, 2019

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We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This land opportunity is located in the community of West Creston, a rural residential area 10 minutes west of Creston, located in the Creston Valley south of Kootenay Lake and just north of the border. The property boasts several acres of cultivable land on fertile soil. Some of the land has been converted into a market garden already with lots of free space, while other areas would need a few … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: WEST CRESTON SHARED LAND WITH HOUSING

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Small-scale poultry farm and egg grading station in Harrop

Posted by Hailey Troock on August 28, 2019

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We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This farming opportunity is located in Harrop, a small community nestled on the south side of the Kootenay River, north of Nelson. The property is home to a small-scale poultry farm and the only Federally certified and inspected Egg Grading Station in the West Kootenay. The current owners have lived in Harrop for almost 30 years. They officially started a farm producing eggs in 2008. The farm houses … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Small-scale poultry farm and egg grading station in Harrop

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1/2 acre of flat, shaded land in central Grand Forks

Posted by Hailey Troock on August 28, 2019

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We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This land opportunity is located in the community of Grand Forks, less than 5 minutes west of the downtown area. This land boasts half of an acre of flat, largely shaded land that has never been farmed. With some rock removal and soil development, the unfenced land has water access and could be suitable for small-plot vegetable production. Other potential uses include bee-keeping or a greenhouse, though the … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1/2 acre of flat, shaded land in central Grand Forks