Tag Archives: Alberta

YA Alberta Apprenticeship Program

Posted by Sara Dent on December 06, 2016 7 Comments

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Young Agrarians and Organic Alberta are working in partnership to offer advanced, hands-on apprenticeship program in regenerative agriculture with our network of exceptional mentor farms. The goal of this program is to build the next generation of farmers who are committed to ecological food production and land stewardship, to train farmers and ranchers to be mentors, and to build a regional learning community. Our carefully selected family of farm mentors have diverse expertise and skill sets –  their farm philosophy is guided by a holistic framework that recognizes the connectedness of the land and people. Although farm activities will be … Continue reading YA Alberta Apprenticeship Program

LAND: Cattle Ranch Opportunity at Edgerton, Alberta

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 21, 2016

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Bar U.J. Ranch & Farm Ltd. has 250 cows for sale and land for rent. The purchase of these cows includes and opportunity to use our ranch land at a very reasonable price. This package together with our mentorship would be an excellent way to optimize the benefits of a cow herd that works and is well adapted to some of the unique challenges and opportunities that exist on our ranch. Living quarters are available on the ranch. Call Jim & Bonnie Brown 780-755-2550 Bar U.J. Ranch & Farm Ltd. Edgerton, AB  

LAND: Livestock Farm Opportunity in Central Alberta

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 04, 2016

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Robert and Judy Akitt are seeking a young man, woman or couple to work with who is interested in building a livestock enterprise on their farm. About the Farm The Akitt Farm is located 10 miles south of Eckville, Alberta and about 40 minutes from Red Deer and 40 minutes from Rocky Mountain House. The farm is one section which includes a quarter of pasture with the rest in hay. Robert has been seeding about 30 acres of grain the he keeps to feed livestock. The farm has a small feed mill, livestock handling facilities, and a large barn. Robert has been raising a commercial herd of cattle … Continue reading LAND: Livestock Farm Opportunity in Central Alberta

Sept 10: Young Agrarians Mixer at Fork in the Rowed Farms – Lethbridge, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on August 01, 2016

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Farm Tour, Speakers,  Demos,  Food & Live Music! If you’re an aspiring farmer, current farmer, seasoned farmer, gardener or you’re a food lover that just loves to hang out with farmers (who isn’t?), we’re hosting an event for you. When: Saturday, September 10th, 2016 Time: 3:00pm (sharp) – Farm Tour Start & Speakers to Follow 6:30pm –  Supper Into the Evening –  Music, Mingling and Hanging Out! Who: An event for EVERYONE interested in learning about sustainable farming and growing techniques. Open to all ages and levels of farming experience. Location: Fork in the Rowed Farms 211052 township 9-0a, Lethbridge county​​ (See map)  Cost: $25/person … Continue reading Sept 10: Young Agrarians Mixer at Fork in the Rowed Farms – Lethbridge, AB

August 13: Water Valley, AB – Rootstock: A Field to Table Event featuring Reuben and the Dark

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 04, 2016 1 Comment

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Locally Sourced Dinner, Libations, Farmer’s Market and Evening of Entertainment Food Water Wellness Foundation and Fallentimber Meadery have teamed up for Rootstock, a field to table farm-fresh experience, on August 13, 2016, from 5pm until midnight. All proceeds from ticket sales go towards building an online ecological/regenerative agriculture portal and, by extension, a viable local food system. Hosted by Fallentimber Meadery in Water Valley, Alberta, this celebration of the best in regional food, drink and amazing music is being hailed as the “event of the summer.” “Rootstock will showcase local farmers and the contribution they make to environmental stewardship while growing … Continue reading August 13: Water Valley, AB – Rootstock: A Field to Table Event featuring Reuben and the Dark

June 18: Grassroots Family Farm Tour, Ferintosh, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on May 27, 2016

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Grassroots Family Farm is a unique diversified 250 acre farm that functions like an ecosystem. Come and see its interconnected sources of revenue AND resilience: Treatment-free honeybees Thriving forest gardens of fruits and nuts Market gardens where pigs till and chickens weed Solar water pumping and gravity irrigation system Grass-fed beef, milk-fed pork and forest-fed chickens 3 KM of swales and 6 million gallons of farther water storage When: June 18th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm What: Farmer and permaculture designer Takota Coen will lead a tour of his family’s farm. Where: Grassroots Family Farm, near Ferintosh, Camrose, County. Detailed Directions will be given upon registration. … Continue reading June 18: Grassroots Family Farm Tour, Ferintosh, AB

RedTail Farm: Alberta ranch with three generations, looking seven generations forward

Posted by Dana Penrice on May 23, 2016 2 Comments

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Join us for a farm tour and agrarian presentations on May 28 & 29 at RedTail Farms near Castor, AB! Written by Maya Atallah, University of Alberta Sociology Student Located three kilometers south of Castor, Alberta is RedTail Farm, home of Luing cattle, Berkshire pigs, Berg Grazers chicken, and owners Ian Griebel and Dana Blume. They take pride in their 2000-acre farm where animals are raised on a healthy grass fed, hormone and antibiotic-free diet. There are so many ways to approach agriculture, but it is the natural and holistic methods that Ian finds to be the most sustainable and … Continue reading RedTail Farm: Alberta ranch with three generations, looking seven generations forward

JOB: Steel Pony Farm, Red Deer, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 21, 2016

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APPLICATION PERIOD NOW CLOSED Steel Pony Farm is looking for a few good hands this summer to help bring the magic of local food to eaters in Red Deer. They’re looking for positive, physically strong, and self-starting people to work on all farm tasks with farm owner Mike Kozlowski. No gardening or farm experience is required, but a good work ethic is a must. Positions start near the beginning of May and can run until the end of August (for college/university students), or the end of October. Duties include transplanting, weeding, harvesting and packing, and there are a lot of other tasks that … Continue reading JOB: Steel Pony Farm, Red Deer, AB

Holistic Management Course: Ferintosh, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on February 29, 2016

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Note to readers: This event will be running again in early 2017. If you are interested contact Takota Coen at takota_coen@live.com or (780) 781-5929. Deep Roots Design is hosting a six-day Holistic Management course taught by HMI Certified Educators Brian Luce and Kelly Sidoryk that will provide participants with the tools and knowledge to make decisions towards a known direction. Participants will learn how to apply the principles of Holistic Management to their operation through creating a Holistic Goal, a profs-based fnancial plan and a biological/grazing plan. Hands on learning will be supported through a combination of large group, small group and independent activities. At the end … Continue reading Holistic Management Course: Ferintosh, AB

March 8: NFU Youth Retreat Farmer Potluck, Pigeon Lake, Alberta

Posted by Dana Penrice on February 21, 2016

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On March 8th, we invite you to a farmer potluck and feast with young farmer leaders and organizers from across the country at Rundle’s Mission at Pigeon Lake, Alberta. Meet with other new farmers, hear about the work on the National New Farmer Report and enjoy good food and good company. To RSVP