AUGUST 10, 2019: PIGEON LAKE, AB – Reclaim Farm Tour & Potluck

Posted by Alex on July 17, 2019

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Reclaim is an urban farm turned rural farm that grows quality greens & veggies year round in the heart of Alberta. Ryan Mason and his team of fabulous farmers use low impact and organic practices to grow seasonal salad mixes and unique varieties of greens, radishes, beets, carrots, and squash. You can find Reclaim’s produce at multiple farmers markets and more than 50 restaurants in Edmonton. Join us as we learn about how Reclaim has gone from a small plot of land in the city to a year-round operation that grows some of the tastiest veggies around! We’ll top off the tour … Continue reading AUGUST 10, 2019: PIGEON LAKE, AB – Reclaim Farm Tour & Potluck

Farmer Podcast Club: The Brown Revolution

Posted by Lilli Klamke on July 17, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. EP 20 The Brown Revolution – Rural Routes to Climate Solution Soil is pretty amazing stuff. It can produce food, sequester carbon and provide ecosystem services. Since the introduction of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, high-yield crops and irrigation in the 1960’s, agriculture has been more preoccupied with what has been happening above the soil than the vast universe of soil organisms in the soil (we also didn’t know a lot about tiny soil microbes back then either). World renowned soil microbiologist, former chief scientist of the Rodale Institute and former USDA scientist, Dr. … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: The Brown Revolution

ALBERTA FARMERS: Complete this Survey and Win YA Swag!

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 16, 2019

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Calling all Alberta farmers involved in farm succession and transition!!! Complete a short survey to help us better understand the needs of young farmers (40 and under) in Alberta who are taking over farm operations.  Fill out the survey and enter to win a $50 for Peavey Mart, a Young Agrarians ball cap and t-shirt! This survey is being conducted by Julia Buckingham, a Master’s student at the American University of Rome. She is seeking responses to the survey as well as people interested in taking part in more in-depth interviews. More information is available on the introductory page of the survey, or you … Continue reading ALBERTA FARMERS: Complete this Survey and Win YA Swag!

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 10 acres + Farm Buildings + Possible Home in Summerland, B.C

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on July 16, 2019

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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 This 10 acres parcel in the ALR is 4 km west of Summerland at 580 m above sea level. It is located on public roads on route to the Kettle Valley Steam Train Station.  There is domestic and irrigation water supplied by the irrigation district. The land has a southern exposure and is a glacial silt, easy to work and very fertile. The land owners have lovingly cultivated … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 10 acres + Farm Buildings + Possible Home in Summerland, B.C

Columbia Basin Mixer this October!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 15, 2019

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Photo credit: Thomas Nowaczynski, Photographing farmers at Linden Lane Farms Columbia Basin Mixer October 25th – 26th 2019, Red Mountain Resort, Rossland BC The Columbia Basin Mixer is coming together! This fall, join us at Red Mountain Resort, and the new Nowhere Special Hostel for two days of workshops and gathering. This year’s mixer will be integrated with the Basin Food Summit’s Agriculture Forum on Friday October 25th, and continue on Saturday October 26th with more in-depth programming for new and young farmers. In the spirit of YA mixers, this will be an opportunity to engage and network, share ideas and … Continue reading Columbia Basin Mixer this October!

Short Film: Counting on a New Crop

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 12, 2019

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Can two unconventional friends keep a decades-old family farm from disappearing? COUNTING ON A NEW CROP is a short documentary directed by Brina Romanek, produced in partnership with CBCShort Docs. The film follows best friends, Sixty-six-year-old farmer Jim Giffen and quiet, 23 year-old electrician, Jonas they struggle to keep Edencrest Farm alive. Before Giffen met Jon, he feared he would lose Edencrest Farms, a staple in the Minesing community since the early1900s. With his four children uninterested in the family business, the question of who would take over the property was looming and the idea that he would have no … Continue reading Short Film: Counting on a New Crop

SEPT-NOV, 2019: VANCOUVER, BC – SCALE YOUR PROGRESSIVE FOOD BUSINESS

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 12, 2019

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What is the Feeding Growth “Scale Your Progressive Food Business” workshop series? This series of five workshops provides practical tips for progressive retail and packaged goods companies to reach and maintain success. Each workshop follows the Feeding Growth recipe: personable and caring food industry mentors share advice; participants engage in hands-on exercises; and the helpful community of progressive change-makers connects over tasty local food. The series culminates with a keynote event celebrating our graduates and the local food movement. Learn more and register here!  THE “SCALE YOUR PROGRESSIVE FOOD BUSINESS” WORKSHOP SERIES RUNS EVERY FALL, FROM LATE SEPTEMBER TO LATE NOVEMBER, AT A FREQUENCY OF ONE … Continue reading SEPT-NOV, 2019: VANCOUVER, BC – SCALE YOUR PROGRESSIVE FOOD BUSINESS

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 acres ALR land in Revelstoke

Posted by Hailey Troock on July 12, 2019

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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 This land opportunity is located in the community of Revelstoke, a town of about 15 000 located on the banks of the Columbia River. The property boasts 3-4 acres of cultivable land and has a view of the nearby Resort. The land was previously a homestead and hobby farm for almost 50 years. While some areas are ready for cultivation, others will need a bit flattening, a few stumps … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 acres ALR land in Revelstoke

LAND OPPORTUNITY: ESTABLISHED 22 ACRE FARM IN THE HEART OF COWICHAN – DUNCAN, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on July 11, 2019

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There are more available land listings available than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory in your region. ABOUT THE LAND Prime soil. Abundant water. Pristine, accessible location. Infrastructure in place. Natural fence. Organically managed. These 22 acres have been cultivated using organic farming practices to produce vegetables, grains, beans and oilseed crops for the past six years. There is an abundance of water from the aquifer between the Cowichan and Koksilah Rivers, and main irrigation infrastructure is set up. The field is flat, well drained, and perimeter fenced with blackberries … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: ESTABLISHED 22 ACRE FARM IN THE HEART OF COWICHAN – DUNCAN, BC

July 30, 2019: EDMONTON, AB – From Seed to Sourdough: Plant Breeding for Low Input Systems

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 10, 2019

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Learn about the selection process, organic wheat agronomy, and the traits farmers, buyers, and bakers are looking for. The day will feature new research from the University of Manitoba Participatory Plant Breeding program and a tour of new organically-bred wheat varieties and farmer-bred wheat lines. Speakers: Michelle Carkner, Natural Systems Agriculture Lab, University of Manitoba Ward Middleton, Midmore Farms and Farmer Breeder Kaelin Whittaker, Real Bread Alberta When: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | 1:00PM to 4:30PM | $10 Where: University of Alberta Research Farm, Edmonton, AB For more information and to register contact info@organicalberta.org or call 587-521-2400