Young Agrarians Events: Farm Tours & Potlucks, Workshops, Mixers and Land Links!

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Young Agrarians collaborates regularly with farmers and farm organizations to offer an on-going, community building event series. Since we were born January 2012, the network has coordinated dozens of events representing 1000’s of farmers organizing to build community across Canada! Get in touch with us if you would like to host a Young Agrarians event: farm@youngagrarians.org.

Community Calendar:

SAVE THE DATES: Lots of amazing farmer events coming up this Winter!

SEPT 2018-JAN 2019: BC COAST – Various Permaculture Design courses/workshops – permaculturedesign.ca

JANUARY 12-13: ALIX, AB – Young Agrarians Central Alberta Winter Mixer

JAN 19-20, 2019: LANGLEY, BC – Metro Vancouver Mixer with Rockstar Farmer Ben Hartman

JAN 20, 2019: VICTORIA, BC – Rockstar Farmer Workshop with Ben Hartman

JAN 21, 2019: KIMBERLEY, BC – Rockstar Farmer Workshop with Ben Hartman

JAN 25-26: FORT SASKATCHEWAN, AB – Organic Alberta Conference

JAN 25-26, 2019: SURREY – Regenerative Agriculture & Soil Health Workshop

JAN 26-27, 2019: FT. ST. JOHN – Young Agrarians Farm Business & Co-op Development Workshop with Chris Bodnar in partnership with Northern Cohort

JAN 31, 2019: CLEARWATER, MB – Introduction to Holistic Land Design presented by the Harvest Moon Society

FEB 2-3: RUSSELL, MB – Western Canadian Holistic Management Conference

FEB 2, 2019: WINLAW, BC – Young Agrarians Business 101 Workshop with Community Futures + Evening Potluck Social & Farmer Slideshows with Kootenay Food

FEB 2, 2019: WHISTLER, BC – Young Agrarians Squamish-Lillooet Land Linking Workshop

FEB 5 & 7: PRINCE GEORGE & TELKWA, BC – Climate Change Adaptation Workshops

FEB 9-10, 2019: WILLIAMS LAKE, BC – Young Agrarians Mixer at Thompson Rivers University

FEB 22-24, 2019: VERNON, BC – COABC Annual Conference

MARCH 1-3, 2019: GRANDE PRAIRIE, ALBERTA – Young Agrarians Mixer

MARCH 8-10, 2019: KIMBERLEY, BC – BCFMA Annual Conference

MARCH 28-31, 2019: MONTREAL, QC – Living Soils Symposium


 

EVENTS BLOG


Feb 5 & 7: PRINCE GEORGE & TELKWA, BC – Climate Change Adaptation Workshops

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 16, 2019

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Join the BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative in enhancing agriculture’s ability to adapt to climate change! The BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative works with regional governments and local producers to develop tools and resources to enhance regional and agricultural resilience to climate change. The workshops are Part 2 of a Regional Adaptation Strategies planning process which will result in a clear set of local strategies and actions. At the workshops, you’ll be able to develop and action strategy for addressing climate impacts, share your knowledge and experience and build on the results of workshop #1 (held … Continue reading Feb 5 & 7: PRINCE GEORGE & TELKWA, BC – Climate Change Adaptation Workshops

March 28-31, 2019: MONTREAL, QC – Living Soils Symposium

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 16, 2019

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WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND THE LIVING SOILS SYMPOSIUM 2019 Written by Maya Sakellaropoulo of Regeneration Canada WHEN: March 28-31, 2019 WHERE: Marché Bonsecours – 350 Saint-Paul Est, Montreal, Quebec REGISTRATION: (early bird tickets go on sale January 17, 2019) livingsoilssymposium.ca/en/attend/ LEARN MORE: livingsoilssymposium.ca/en/ The upcoming Living Soils Symposium taking place in Montreal from March 28-31, 2019 is an engaging and information-packed event focusing on our incredibly crucial and principal ally, soil. Why soil? Soil is the origin of all life and plays a critical role in mitigating climate change by being the largest carbon sink on land. Unfortunately, according to the United Nations (UN), a stunning … Continue reading March 28-31, 2019: MONTREAL, QC – Living Soils Symposium

Feb. 2 & 3: RUSSELL, MB – Holistic Management Conference

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 11, 2019

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Are starting up a farm? Is your farm business struggling to make a profit? Do you struggle with the farm-work-life balance?Are your land, water and ecosystems in need of rejuvenation? Are you wondering about how you can pass on your farm and legacy? Join us at the Western Canadian Holistic Management Conference.  Discover tools to help you make better, more informed decisions to reach your family and farm goals. Meet fellow farmers who are creating regenerative, resilient farms right here on the prairies. Hear inspiring stories and learn practical techniques for improving your farm. Learn more about the speakers and … Continue reading Feb. 2 & 3: RUSSELL, MB – Holistic Management Conference

January 31: Clearwater, MB – Introduction to Holistic Land Design Workshop

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 11, 2019

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In this presentation, Takota Coen will use his family’s 250 acre diversified organic farm as a case study for how we can regenerate the health of the planet and its people, by designing and managing our gardens, homesteads and farms after nature’s patterns. Topics include principles of permaculture design, water harvesting earthworks, livestock integration, agroforestry, aquaculture, and soil health. When: Thursday, January 31st from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm  Where:  Harvest Moon Learning Centre, 8-10th Street, Clearwater Potluck from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm at the Learning Centre ~ bring a dish to share! Cost:  $40 + tax per person or $30 + tax per … Continue reading January 31: Clearwater, MB – Introduction to Holistic Land Design Workshop

January 12 & 13: ALIX, AB – Young Agrarians Central Alberta Winter Mixer

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 10, 2019

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Calling all farm dreamers and food growers! Join us for our 2nd Young Agrarians Winter Mixer in Alix, AB for two days farm inspiration and skill sharing to help you grow your farm business. There will be workshops on getting your farm started, farm financial planning, direct marketing, and stories from successful farm start-ups. Meet with other farmers and share ideas, struggles and successes. Find mentors and supporters and learn what works right here in Central Alberta. And come for the fun! There will be farmer slide shows, the Farmer’s Library, campfires and more!!! When: Saturday, January 12 – Sunday, January 13, 2019 Where:  Deer Valley Meadows … Continue reading January 12 & 13: ALIX, AB – Young Agrarians Central Alberta Winter Mixer

Jan 25 – 26: Fort Saskatchewan, AB – Organic Alberta Conference

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 10, 2019

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We would like to invite you to attend the largest gathering for the organic industry in Alberta! From January 25-26, 2019, join Organic Alberta at our annual central conference in Fort Saskatchewan! This year’s theme is Growing Healthy Farmers, Fields, and Food, highlighting the holistic nature of farming. Sessions will focus on grain, livestock, fruit and vegetable production, soil health, mental health, working with employees, connecting with consumers, and more! When: January 25 and 26, 2019 Where: Dow Centennial Centre, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

The Path from Farm to Table at the Basin Food and Buyers Expo in Nelson, BC

Posted by Hailey Troock on January 03, 2019

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On November 29, 2018, the inaugural Food and Buyers Expo hosted by Columbia Basin Trust took place in Nelson, BC. The event brought together hundreds of people involved in food production, distribution and sales from across the region to participate in a day-long series of activities including workshops involving panel sessions, a networking luncheon and a trade expo. The Columbia Basin Land Matcher, Hailey Troock, had the opportunity to moderate the workshop entitled the “Path from Farm to Table”. This particular workshop was facilitated by Greg McLaren, the Managing Director of Farm | Food | Drink. The Food and Buyers Expo … Continue reading The Path from Farm to Table at the Basin Food and Buyers Expo in Nelson, BC

JAN 21, 2019: KIMBERLEY, BC – Lean Farm Workshop with Ben Hartman

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 19, 2018

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Join us for a workshop with the legendary Ben Hartman, author of The Lean Farm, on preventing burnout and increasing farm profits with less waste and work. Ben has inspired thousands to increase efficiency on their farms, and now he’s coming to BC to share his knowledge! No matter where you are at in your farming journey or what type of farm you operate, these “lean” principles can help you streamline and maximize your time. WHEN: Monday, January 21, 2019 from 1:00-6:00 PM WHERE:  Ktunaxa Territories – Centre 64 Theatre – 64 Deer Park Ave, Kimberley, BC COST:  Sliding scale $25-50.  All funds raised go … Continue reading JAN 21, 2019: KIMBERLEY, BC – Lean Farm Workshop with Ben Hartman

JAN 26-27, 2019: FORT ST. JOHN, BC – Chris Bodnar on Co-op Development & Farm Business Management

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 19, 2018

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Grow Series with Chris Bodnar on Co-op Development & Farm Business Management Join us for two days of exciting workshops with Chris Bodnar of Close to Home Organics, in partnership with NEAT Northern Co-Hort.  WHEN: January 26-27, 9am-4pm WHERE: Treaty 8 Territory | Northern Grand Hotel, 9830 100 Ave, Fort St. John, B.C. COST: Sliding Scale $25-$50. All funds raised go towards Young Agrarians programming. Thank you for your support! Work trades are available – contact Michi at community@youngagrarians.org REGISTER: https://chrisbodnarfortstjohn2019.brownpapertickets.com ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/2233592653521911/ WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS Co-operatives in Agriculture Saturday, January 26th, 9am-4pm Introduction to the Co-operative Model in Agriculture: Co-operatives have … Continue reading JAN 26-27, 2019: FORT ST. JOHN, BC – Chris Bodnar on Co-op Development & Farm Business Management

FEB 9-10: WILLIAMS LAKE MIXER

Posted by Robin Hunt on December 15, 2018

Join us for our first ever Central B.C. winter mixer at Thompson Rivers University, Williams Lake Campus!  Based on your feedback and insights we’ve crafted an awesome program for this year’s Williams Lake Mixer with two full days of workshops and sessions you will be sure to sharpen your farm and business skills, and build connections with other new farmers. We will have two streams of content that will kick start new farmers, and that will deepen the knowledge and success of those with a few seasons in their pocket. Saturday night we will host a community Potluck and hear your stories at … Continue reading FEB 9-10: WILLIAMS LAKE MIXER