WE’RE HIRING! LAND MATCHER – OKANAGAN, B.C.

Posted by Darcy Smith on December 14, 2022

Young Agrarians is hiring a Land Matcher for the Okanagan-Thompson region of B.C. Location: Okanagan-Thompson. Candidates must be located within the region. Please indicate where you live on your application. Deadline for Applications: Monday, January 30, 2023 at 5pm PST.  Do you thrive working with people from diverse walks of life? Are you a networker and connector? If you’ve got that magic matchmaker quality – equal parts people skills, passion for local food systems, and computer-savvy project manager – we’d love to hear from you.  The Land Matcher role requires an individual who is process-oriented, has excellent communication and project … Continue reading WE’RE HIRING! LAND MATCHER – OKANAGAN, B.C.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Sidney, BC – Sandown Centre for Regenerative Agriculture, Board Member

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on January 27, 2023

Sandown Centre for Regenerative Agriculture in Sidney, BC is seeking a volunteer Board Member! ABOUT Sandown Centre for Regenerative Agriculture The Sandown Centre for Regenerative Agriculture is an 83 acre site consisting of working farms, wetlands, meadow, and forest. We serve as a hub for best practices in regenerative agriculture by working with farmers, researchers, and community members towards a more climate change resilient future. We work towards three interrelated goals: Support restoration of soil, water, wetlands and forest on Sandown Lands Foster and support thriving growers in regenerative techniques Inspire community engagement in regenerative agriculture as part of the … Continue reading VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Sidney, BC – Sandown Centre for Regenerative Agriculture, Board Member

FARM JOB: Victoria, BC – Northstar Organics, Organic Farm Staff

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on January 27, 2023

Northstar Organics in Victoria, BC is seeking Organic Farm Staff specializing in farmers markets and wholesale delivery! ABOUT Northstar Organics Northstar Organics is a 10 acre certified organic farm growing greenhouse vegetables, field vegetables and berries. We are located at 2200 Bear Hill Rd in Central Saanich. The farm operates year around by using heated greenhouses and the mild climate of Victoria to always be producing food. All produce is sold in the Victoria area through farmers markets and to Victoria restaurants and small stores. We are certified organic by IOPA #1960. Our goal is is to grow healthy food … Continue reading FARM JOB: Victoria, BC – Northstar Organics, Organic Farm Staff

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Market Garden Potential – North Cowichan, BC

Posted by Kiyomi Ito on January 26, 2023

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 We have lived on our 5 acre property on Quamichan Lake for twenty years. We’ve grazed sheep for the past 7 years, and have a small orchard. During the spring-summer months, there are beehives along the edge of the field tended by a leasing beekeeper. Approximately 2 flat acres with full exposure can be made available to a farmer this season for market gardening. The local soils … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Market Garden Potential – North Cowichan, BC

Employees wanted: Hiring that special 1.3% of the population

Posted by Andrew Adams on January 26, 2023

 As it’s January and we are finalizing crop plans and looking at our labour needs on our farm for the season and I thought I would share thoughts and tips for your labour needs on  your farm.  We’ve yet to enter the age of the jetsons, though we are getting closer every day. Until that day comes when automation and robots do most physical labour, the human power component of a farm is integral to its success.    I’d rather see the human component in agriculture continue and only become better in terms of conditions and wages. Each step we take … Continue reading Employees wanted: Hiring that special 1.3% of the population

Farm Start Up with Cheyenne Sundance

Posted by Alex on January 26, 2023

Do you dream of starting a farm but feel stuck on how to begin? Join for an in-depth conversation with Cheyenne Sundance about her farm start up journey! In this two-hour online workshop you will learn how Cheyenne, a first-generation, black farmer, grew Sundance Harvest from the start to today. Hear about her mistakes, her regrets, her simple blueprints and join for a lengthy question and answer period. You will walk away from the workshop knowing the following: What is Sundance Harvest’s Business Plan 2019- present Basic Financial Modelling of Sundance Harvest Hiring + Profit Principles How We Do Marketing … Continue reading Farm Start Up with Cheyenne Sundance

FARM JOB: Ladner, BC – Crescent Island Farms, Assistant Farm Manager

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on January 26, 2023

Crescent Island Farms in Ladner, BC is seeking an Assistant Farm Manager! ABOUT Crescent Island Farms Originally a dairy farm located in Delta, Crescent Island Farms is now host to a small mixed vegetable farm, hops, and a flock of sheep. Located just 25 km outside of Vancouver, our farm is a great option for someone living in the city who wants to escape and work outside with their hands. This past season we cultivated ⅓ of an acre to market garden, 5+ acres to hops, and tended to a small flock of sheep on pasture. We are located across … Continue reading FARM JOB: Ladner, BC – Crescent Island Farms, Assistant Farm Manager

FARM JOB: Nanoose Bay, BC – Springford Farm, General Farm Worker

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on January 26, 2023

Springford Farm in Nanoose Bay, BC is seeking a General Farm Worker! ABOUT Springford Farm Springford Farm is a family owned and operated farm on Northwest Bay Road in Nanoose Bay. We produce free range eggs, grass-fed beef, and high quality forage. Our free range egg operation is what we are probably known best for, as we are the largest producer of local free-range eggs in the mid-Island area. We also steward 80-100 head of grass-fed and finished cattle, and in the past we have also grown small-scale vegetable crops, and raised chicken, turkey, lamb, and pigs for our farm … Continue reading FARM JOB: Nanoose Bay, BC – Springford Farm, General Farm Worker

FARM JOB: Niverville, Manitoba – Natural Collective Farm, Field Crew

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on January 26, 2023

Natural Collective Farm in Niverville, Manitoba is seeking a Field Crew! ABOUT Natural Collective Farm Natural Collective is situated just 30 minutes South of Winnipeg, MB on Treaty 1 Territory. We are a small farm with 3 acres of diversified and ecologically grown vegetables, fruit and herbs. We are a CSA farm, a Market Garden and Wholesaler. We are a collective of three, first generation farmers: Ari, Adam & Nick. Together we work to provide good, nourishing, flavorful food to our community while tending to the health of our soil and expanding the biodiversity on our land. We use practices … Continue reading FARM JOB: Niverville, Manitoba – Natural Collective Farm, Field Crew

FARM JOB: Duncan, BC, British Columbia – Glenora Farm (The Ita Wegman Association of BC), Field Hand

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on January 26, 2023

Glenora Farm (The Ita Wegman Association of BC) in Duncan, BC, British Columbia is seeking a Field Hand! ABOUT Glenora Farm (The Ita Wegman Association of BC) Glenora Farm is a 97 acre mixed organic and Biodynamic farm on mostly sandy loam soils, consisting of 35 acres of pasture and hay fields, a flock of East Friesen dairy sheep, some Dexter beef cattle, chickens, turkeys and ducks, a 2 acre intensive mixed annual vegetable and perennial garden, two hoop houses, large compost facility, herb garden, and an onsite day program (weavery, beeswax candles, herb processing, cooking, woodwork etc.) which adds … Continue reading FARM JOB: Duncan, BC, British Columbia – Glenora Farm (The Ita Wegman Association of BC), Field Hand

2023 PRAIRIES BUSINESS MENTORSHIP NETWORK – APPLY!

Posted by Melanie Buffel on January 25, 2023

Ready to Grow Your Farm Business? Are you a young (or young at heart) animal or vegetable producer living in Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba? Are you operating a new farm and looking for guidance to grow your business? Young Agrarians is excited to announce the expansion of our successful Business Mentorship Network into the Prairie provinces! This program pairs new and seasoned farmers together to cultivate the skills for running ecologically sustainable and financially viable businesses. Mentors support you to dig into the business of farming and lay the groundwork for your farm’s long term viability.  What You Get: As … Continue reading 2023 PRAIRIES BUSINESS MENTORSHIP NETWORK – APPLY!