Want to learn what it takes to run an organic blueberry farm, with opportunities to grow into a farm manager position? Check out this apprenticeship opportunity at Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm in Port Alberni, BC! ABOUT AVALON ORGANIC BLUEBERRY FARM Our multi-use Farm is 22 acres, with 1+ acre certified organic blueberries, 5 acre hayfield, large organic gardens; seeking Apprentices. For the right person, apprenticeship may lead to a position as long term farm manager(s) to allow the owners to ease into retirement. Blueberry farming makes for an intense seasonal work period of about 2-3 months full time in the summer, … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: PORT ALBERNI, BC – Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm
EDITOR’S NOTE: In this article, Stephanie Gordon follows the stories of several young farmers getting started in agriculture careers. She explores the barriers faced by new farmers in Ontario, including rising land prices, and equipment costs — and the differences between those who have grown up in farming families, and those new to farming. She also notes smaller-scale farming enterprises can be a good entry point for new and young farmers. AGRICULTURE CAREERS: GROW YOUR OWN JOB Can a young person get into farming today? By Stephanie Gordon On Dylan Sher’s first day of his summer job at the dairy farm, a cow had fallen ill. … Continue reading GROW YOUR OWN JOB – New farmers seeking agriculture careers in Ontario
Looking for the Young Agrarians Vancouver Island Winter Mixer? Click here! Celebrating five years of Winter Mixers in the Okanagan, we’re back at the location of the first ever mixer – the beautiful Summerhill Pyramid Winery in Kelowna, BC! Summerhill Pyramid Winery gives us more space for sessions and gathering with a beautiful backdrop of Okanagan Lake and the vineyard. Based on your feedback and insights we’ve crafted an awesome program for this year’s Okangan Winter Mixer with a full two days of workshops and sessions you will be sure to sharpen your farm and business skills, and build connections with other new farmers. … Continue reading January 27-28: Kelowna, BC – Young Agrarians 5th Okanagan Winter Mixer
Learn everything about compost tea and create your own brewer at the Earthwise Society Garden! WHEN: Saturday, June 10 from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM WHERE: Earthwise Society Demonstration Garden and Farm, 6400 3rd Avenue, Delta, BC, V4L 1B1 GET TICKETS * For those who would like to, bring your lunch and we will eat in the garden after the workshop. Compost tea is loaded with microorganisms that increase the exchange of nutrients and nitrogen to your plants and accelerate the decomposition of organic matter in your soil. Actively aerated compost tea is loaded with beneficial, active, aerobic microbes that … Continue reading June 10: DELTA, BC – Compost Tea Workshop, Earthwise Society
Join Fresh Valley Farms and YA for another annual farmer mixer. This year, you will have a chance to get dirty with FARM OLYMPICS! Where: Fresh Valley Farms, 1346 Mountain View Rd, Armstrong, BC Time: 3:00-10:00PM Check it out on Facebook! Schedule of Events: 3:00pm – Farm tour – come and see what we’ve been up to in the past year and how this farm functions. We will do a walk-through of our animal pastures, give an overview of our popular monthly meat CSA program, and show our growing home garden and orchard. 4:30pm – Farm olympics – bring some shoes you don’t mind getting … Continue reading JUNE 24: ARMSTRONG, BC – Fresh Valley Farms Annual YA Mixer!
Join us for two days of workshops for small-scale, ecological farmers and farmers-to-be on Vancouver Island. Dive in to amazing networking opportunities and skills-sharing with experienced farmer facilitators who are ready to help you grow your farm business. We’ve got workshops on everything from farm business planning to holistic management and livestock to crop planning, land access, and more! Are you farm-curious, or thinking about becoming a farmer? JOIN US! Everyone is welcome! When: Saturday, January 28 – Sunday January 29, 2017 Where: Camp Pringle, Coast Salish Territory Camp (Shawnigan Lake), 2520 West Shawnigan Lake Rd, Shawnigan Lake B.C. V0R 2W3 Cost: Our updated price is … Continue reading January 28-29: SHAWNIGAN LAKE, BC – Young Agrarians 4th Vancouver Island Winter Farmer Mixer
Farmer’s Friend, LLC has donated one of their famous Quick Cut Greens Harvesters to YA to raffle off at our upcoming Winter Mixers in the Okanagan & on Vancouver Island! Register for a Mixer near you! REGISTER: Young Agrarians 4th Okanagan Winter Mixer REGISTER: Young Agrarians 4th Vancouver Island Winter Mixer And save up your loonies and twoonies for the raffle! Raffle tickets will be available at the Okanagan and Vancouver Island Mixers for $5/each, $10 for 3 and $15 for 5. About the Greens Harvester No more kneeling, no more knives or scissors. One person can easily cut over 175 lb. per hour! Powered by … Continue reading Enter to Win a Greens Harvester at Our Mixers – Donated by Farmers’ Friend LLC!
Join us for an afternoon farm workshop that will help you create a profitable smalll-scale agricultural venture – and show you how to make your existing farm more profitable. You will also learn about efficient farm design, crop planning, growing techniques, record keeping and more. This workshop is ideal for: New and veteran food producers Ranchers who also grow food for sale Gardeners wishing to grow commercially Farm Workshop Details Thursday December 1, 2016 1:00 p.m to 3:30 p.m. P’egp’íg7lha Centre, T’it’q’et Seating is limited and reservations are required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250 256-9273 to reserve your spot . Workshop Presenter: Scott Bell … Continue reading Dec 1: Lillooet, BC – Farm Workshop – Making a Profit on One Acre or Less