Tag Archives: Young Agrarians

FARM JOB: PICTON, ON – Edwin County Farm, Field Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 18, 2019

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Edwin County Farm in Picton, ON is seeking a Field Manager! Edwin County Farm The Royal Gardens at Edwin County Farms is a 3+ acre intensive vegetable operation on the shores of the Bay of Quinte in Prince Edward County Ontario, one of the most exciting areas in Canada for food, wine and tourism. Edwin County Farms is a 700 acre farm which produces organic beef, grain and maple syrup. The Royal Gardens is in its second season producing high quality produce for the restaurant trade in nearby Toronto. We have expanded substantially since last year, having added a large greenhouse and several … Continue reading FARM JOB: PICTON, ON – Edwin County Farm, Field Manager

FARM JOB: PITT MEADOWS, BC – Golden Eagle Farm Group, Farm Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 13, 2019

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The Golden Eagle Farm Group in Pitt Meadows, BC is seeking a permanent, full-time Farm Manager! Golden Eagle Farm Group Located in Pitt Meadows, Golden Eagle is one of the largest Blueberry and Cranberry growers in North America. Our products reach domestic and international markets, while maintaining the highest standards in our industry. REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor’s Degree in an agricultural field of study, such as agronomy or equivalent experience. 7 – 10 years in farm management experience with a hands-on approach Experience in analyzing and planning crop types and harvests Experience in blueberry and cranberry farms a plus Demonstrated … Continue reading FARM JOB: PITT MEADOWS, BC – Golden Eagle Farm Group, Farm Manager

YA Alberta Apprenticeship Orientation Weekend

Posted by Kolby Peterson on June 11, 2019

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“Young farmer, learn as much as you can about farming and life. Listen to your elders, for they are wise… Whatever you learn, share that knowledge with others; whatever you grow, share with those who have less. Be prepared to meet the challenges ahead, but know that you are not alone.” – Karen Washington, activist and farmer, Rise & Root Farm Young Agrarians has launched its 2019 Alberta Apprenticeship Program, and we couldn’t be more excited to introduce this year’s crew. How they all ended up on Alberta farms would require a long night of storytelling around a campfire, but … Continue reading YA Alberta Apprenticeship Orientation Weekend

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3/4 acre Farm Site Available, Vernon, B.C.

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on June 06, 2019

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ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY: Okanagan College – Vernon Campus has created a two-acre Demonstration Garden that promotes sustainable practices in an effort to preserve, stimulate and promote agricultural and ecological ventures in the Okanagan Valley. The initiative has been focused on providing a space for education, learning, and community programming regarding local food and agriculture. At this time, the site includes Patchworks Farms (a community garden/farm for vulnerable citizens), a demonstration xeriscape garden, an Indigenous garden and a food forest. These activities use approximately 1.25 acres leaving .75 acre for new sustainable farming activities. The College is interested in licensing the … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3/4 acre Farm Site Available, Vernon, B.C.

JUNE 29, 2019: ACME, AB – Farm tour & potluck social at Dancing Goats Farm

Posted by Alex on May 31, 2019

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Do goats make you giddy? Does cheese make you celebrate? Then you won’t want to miss this tour! Craig and Paul of Dancing Goats Farm will show off their artisanal creamery and talk about how you go from grass to goats to milk to cheese. Come meet the farmers behind some of Alberta’s finest cheeses and enjoy our local food culture (both human and bacterial)! The tour will be followed by a social potluck and cheese tasting. Date: Saturday, June 29th, 2019 Location: Dancing Goats Farm (~1h NE of Calgary, near Acme AB). Directions will be sent out to registrants … Continue reading JUNE 29, 2019: ACME, AB – Farm tour & potluck social at Dancing Goats Farm

FARM JOB: SURREY, BC – Zaklan Heritage Farm, Field Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 28, 2019

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Zaklan Heritage Farm in Surrey, BC is seeking a dedicated field hand for the 2019 season!  ABOUT ZAKLAN HERITAGE FARM Zaklan Heritage farm is a small (1.5 acre) mixed vegetable farm situated in the heart of Canada’s fastest growing city – Surrey, BC. The farm is run by Gemma and Doug, we started the operation in 2013. We produce a wide range of vegetables using sustainable practices and ecologically friendly growing methods. We rely on small machinery and hand tools to do the majority of our work. We sell primarily to high end restaurants in Vancouver and run a 50 member CSA program … Continue reading FARM JOB: SURREY, BC – Zaklan Heritage Farm, Field Hand

~ FILLED ~ FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Ice Cap Organics, Field Crew

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 23, 2019

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This position has been filled. The successful applicant found the job through Youngagrarians.org Ice Cap Organics in Pemberton, BC is hiring for a Field Crew Position for the 2019 season!  About Ice Cap Organics We grow over 50 vegetable varieties in the field and in a few greenhouses, and have added strawberries, fresh cut flowers and 100 laying hens to the operation on 5 acres. We use a rainflo implement attached to our John Deere 5055E for making raised beds with landscape fabric for transplants and for direct seeded crops we cultivate with an Allis Chalmers belly mounted cultivator and hand tools.  We sell … Continue reading ~ FILLED ~ FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Ice Cap Organics, Field Crew

New farmers & Food Policy in Canada – Survey Results

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 14, 2019

Photo courtesy of farmlove.org We dug up the results from a national new farmer survey conducted a few years ago. A paper was recently published on the study, and we want to share the results with you! Pour yourself a cup of tea and delve into the challenges and opportunities for Canadian farmers with us. Below is a summary of the paper with a few highlights. Please download the whole paper for more detail here: New farmers and food policies in Canada By Julia Laforge (Lakehead University), Ayla Fenton (Farmer and on Board of Directors, National Farmers Union), Virginie Lavalée-Picard (Farmer), Stéphane McLachlan (University of … Continue reading New farmers & Food Policy in Canada – Survey Results

JUNE 8, 2019: MORINVILLE, AB – Haskap Alberta Association 2nd Annual Grower Day

Posted by Alex on May 08, 2019 1 Comment

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Join the Haskap Alberta Association for their 2nd Annual Grower Day! Learn about how to manage and monitor the health of a haskap orchard and how to work with other producers to market these amazing berries. This jam packed day will be the perfect opportunity to learn about how to grow haskaps in Alberta and to connect with other producers. Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019 Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm Location: Sturgeon County (10 min N of St. Albert and 2 min S of Morinville) Agenda 9:00 – 9:30   Coffee, refreshments and networking 9:30 – 10:00  Craig Toth 10:00 – 12:00  … Continue reading JUNE 8, 2019: MORINVILLE, AB – Haskap Alberta Association 2nd Annual Grower Day

Cost of Land Just Keeps Going Up: FCC Farmland Values Report

Posted by Darcy Smith on May 07, 2019

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Well, the numbers are in – and farmland gets more expensive every year! Farm Credit Canada (FCC) just released the 2018 Farmland Values Report, highlighting the high cost of land in B.C. The average value of Canadian farmland increased 6.6% in 2018, and our fair province is just above the national average at 6.7% – compare that to a 2.7% increase in B.C. in 2017. For new farmers trying to break into the sector, steep land prices effectively shut them out of the farmland real estate market. This means that alternative land access models such as leasing are more important than ever in helping … Continue reading Cost of Land Just Keeps Going Up: FCC Farmland Values Report