Sept 14+15 2019: Grimshaw, AB – Low Stress Livestock Handling Workshop with Dylan Biggs

Posted by Lilli Klamke on August 15, 2019

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  Workshop: Low-Stress Livestock Handling with Dylan Biggs “Low-stress livestock handling can contribute to the well being of your cattle by allowing you to handle them in all situations in a safe, calm, efficient manner — effectively minimizing the amount of stress you expose your cattle to.” Dylan Biggs Are you running your herd of cattle or are they running you? There is lot’s to learn and to know about not only the behavior of our animals but also about the way we are handling them. Come on out for the two-day workshop at Nature’s Way Farm in Grimshaw. Dylan … Continue reading Sept 14+15 2019: Grimshaw, AB – Low Stress Livestock Handling Workshop with Dylan Biggs

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Off grid 1000 acre operating cattle ranch plus Crown rangeland near Punchaw Lake, B.C.

Posted by Jolene Swain on September 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 When Susan and Walter moved to Barnes Creek Ranch in 1972, there was about 20 ares in production, a little house with no running water or electricity, and a log barn for square bales. The land consisted of 480 acres, a creek running through it and a cow/calf range permit. Property is on the historic Blackwater road between Quesnel and Prince George. Over the years land has been … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Off grid 1000 acre operating cattle ranch plus Crown rangeland near Punchaw Lake, B.C.

NOV 2, 2019: KELOWNA, BC – OKANAGAN LAND LINK

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on September 16, 2019

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KELOWNA LAND LINKING WORKSHOP Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019  |  1-6pm Location: First Lutheran Church, 4091 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, B.C. Syilx Territory Refreshments & snacks provided. Please RSVP: Register now  – and don’t forget to join the Facebook event and share with your community! You can offer or request ride sharing in the Facebook event discussion, too.  Questions about this event, or about the B.C. Land Matching Program? Reach out to our Okanagan Land Matcher Tessa Wetherill at tessa@youngagrarians.org. Land Linking Workshop: Networking, Land Access Arrangements, B.C. Land Matching Program & Farmer Q&A! GOT LAND? WANT LAND? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? Are you a farmer looking for land? … Continue reading NOV 2, 2019: KELOWNA, BC – OKANAGAN LAND LINK

Farmer Podcast Club: Livestock Handling Techniques

Posted by Lilli Klamke on September 13, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. D&B Podcast Episode 98 – Livestock Handling Techniques: The D&B Supply Show Released Nov 27, 2018 Curt Pate, of Curt Pate Stockmanship, joins Matt this week to talk about low-stress livestock handling. Teaching people how to be nice to their cattle is the simple way to describe what Curt does, but ultimately during a 14 hour day, he can make a difference in the way the cattle behave which, in the end, will make a difference with any operation, big or small.   Listen to the full episode: Subscribe to the … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Livestock Handling Techniques

NOV 16, 2019: NELSON, BC – COLUMBIA BASIN LAND LINK

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 12, 2019

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NELSON LAND LINKING WORKSHOP Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019  |  1-6pm Location: North Shore Hall – 675 Whitmore Rd, Nelson, B.C. Sinixt, Ktunaxa and Syilx Territory Refreshments & snacks provided. Please RSVP: Register now – and don’t forget to join the Facebook Land Linking event and share with your community! You can offer or request ride sharing in the Facebook event discussion, too.  Questions about this event, or about the B.C. Land Matching Program? Reach out to our Columbia Basin Land Matcher Hailey Troock at hailey@youngagrarians.org. Land Linking Workshop: Networking, Land Access Arrangements, B.C. Land Matching Program & Farmer Q&A! GOT LAND? WANT LAND? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? … Continue reading NOV 16, 2019: NELSON, BC – COLUMBIA BASIN LAND LINK

OCT 20, 2019: PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Central & Northern BC Land Link

Posted by Jolene Swain on September 12, 2019

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PRINCE GEORGE LAND LINKING WORKSHOP Date: Sunday, October 20, 2019  |  1-6pm Location: NUSC Event Space, 3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C. LHEIDLI T’ENNEH TERRITORY Please RSVP: Register now – and don’t forget to join the Facebook Land Linking event and share with your community! You can offer or request ride sharing in the Facebook event discussion, too.  Refreshments & snacks provided. Questions about this event, or about the B.C. Land Matching Program? Reach out to our Central & Northern B.C. Land Matcher Jolene Swain at jolene@youngagrarians.org. Land Linking Workshop: Networking, Land Access Arrangements, B.C. Land Matching Program & Expert Panel! GOT LAND? WANT … Continue reading OCT 20, 2019: PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Central & Northern BC Land Link

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Thimble Hill Orchard and Nursery

Posted by Melanie Buffel on September 10, 2019

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What is your name, where do you farm, and who are your mentors? My name is Kim Watt and I run Thimble Hill Orchard and Nursery, just outside Nelson B.C. My business mentor is Chris Bodnar of Close to Home Organics in Abbotsford, and my production mentor is Richard Walker of Silver Moon Food Forest in Osoyoos. What do you farm? I grow edible and useful perennial plants through my nursery, and will be selling produce from the orchard once our young trees come into production. The orchard includes nut trees, fruit trees, berries, herbs, and perennial vegetables that are … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Thimble Hill Orchard and Nursery

FARM JOB: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Golden Tree Farm, Lead Farmer

Posted by Michalina Hunter on September 09, 2019

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Golden Tree Farm on Salt Spring Island, BC is seeking a Lead Farmer for their Market Garden Operation! About Golden Tree Farm Golden Tree Farm is a family farm and a small intentional community located on Salt Spring Island, B.C. We steward over 30 acres in berry fruit, orchard, meadow, hay, mixed vegetables, hogs and chickens as well as small patches of mixed forest and wetland. We house 4 long term house- holds as well as temporary workers/volunteers. We are looking for an experienced professional farmer to manage the annual vegetable and flower production for our 20 member CSA, and our very popular … Continue reading FARM JOB: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Golden Tree Farm, Lead Farmer

Training Courses Covered Through Wildfire Recovery Program in BC

Posted by Michalina Hunter on September 06, 2019

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Community Futures Wildfire Business Transition Program Business and Not-For-Profit Training The Wildfire Business Transition – Self-Directed Training Program is intended to help businesses and not-for-profits (organizations) impacted by the 2017 wild fire season to identify their training needs and provide financial and advisory support to meet those needs. Courses such as the “The Market Gardener’s Master Class” with Jean-Martin Fortier can be paid for, if completed by Nov 15, 2019.  For a list of more information and eligible communities, click the document below: How to apply and find if a certain training is eligible: Application forms are available at cfwildfire.ca Contact … Continue reading Training Courses Covered Through Wildfire Recovery Program in BC

EVENT RECAP: Creston Valley Farm Tour

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 06, 2019

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On August 18, 2019, over thirty-five folks of all ages joined us through out the day as we explored three farms and four farm businesses across Creston and Erickson. Folks came out from as far away as Blewett and Winlaw and we even had a few people travel by bike between the stops, despite the 30+ degree weather (way to go!). Thank you to all of our amazing host farms and farmers and to everyone who joined us! Read on for a recap of the afternoon’s activities and to learn about our inspiring host farms! WLOKA FARMS FRUIT STAND  The day … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Creston Valley Farm Tour

OCT 6, 2019: CASTLEGAR, BC – Ferment & Feast!

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 06, 2019

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Join Young Agrarians on Sunday, October 6, 2019, at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre in Castlegar for a hands-on workshop, museum tour, roundtable discussion and community potluck! This event will provide an opportunity both to those new to the area and long-time residents to familiarize themselves with the past, present and future of food and farming in their community. Join us for part or all of the event!  WHEN:  Sunday, October 6, 2019, 2pm – 8pm WHERE:  The Doukhobor Discovery Centre, 112 Heritage Way, Castlegar, BC, V1N 4M5 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Fermenting and Preserving Workshop (register here) 4:00 – 5:00 pm – … Continue reading OCT 6, 2019: CASTLEGAR, BC – Ferment & Feast!