B.C. LAND FORUM NOV 8-25, 2021 – ONLINE

Posted by Darcy Smith on October 20, 2021

2021 Land Forum graphic Nov 8-25 - Online

CALLING ALL FARMERS AND LANDHOLDERS Our second annual LAND FORUM is here! We were thrilled to see so many of you in the community this summer at our on-farm Land Socials. The B.C. Land Matching Program team is super excited to welcome you back to learn together and take a deeper dive into information and interactive sessions about land sharing and starting a farm business. The Land Forum is accessible online so that we can reach you wherever you live and have Internet access. We can’t wait to share knowledge and online space with you all! WHEN: November 8 – … Continue reading B.C. LAND FORUM NOV 8-25, 2021 – ONLINE

2021/22 BC BUSINESS MENTORSHIP NETWORK – APPLY!

Posted by Melanie Buffel on October 05, 2021

New Farmers Apply for Farm Business Support through Young Agrarians Mentorship Network

Ready to Grow Your Farm Business? Are you a young (or young at heart) animal or vegetable producer living in British Columbia? Are you operating a new farm and looking for guidance to grow your business? Young Agrarians is excited to offer the eighth season (woohoo!) of the BC Business Mentorship Network! 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 a participant in this program you will receive … Continue reading 2021/22 BC BUSINESS MENTORSHIP NETWORK – APPLY!

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: CARTWRIGHT, MB – BOUNDY FARMS LTD.

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on November 25, 2021

Do you love working with animals and have you always wanted to work on a farm with livestock? Baby cows? Baby lambs? Baby chicks? Nick and Angela  from Boundy Farm welcome you to come get the feel for working with multiple species of livestock on their family farm. A good mix of open prairie and bush, this is a great place to spend your summer and learn all about raising animals in a way that can benefit the land! ABOUT BOUNDY FARM Boundy Farm is located near Cartwright, Manitoba – Treaty 1 Territory The goal on the farm is to … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: CARTWRIGHT, MB – BOUNDY FARMS LTD.

A Day In The Life of an Apprentice: Bronwyn Green – Gripfast Farms

Posted by Michelle Lam on November 25, 2021

gripfast farms apprenticeship

Animals, food, and community — these are three aspects that Bronwyn Green imagines as part of a successful closed-loop circle. Bronwyn Green was a Young Agrarians (YA) Apprentice who spent the season at Gripfast Farms near Binscarth, MB. The farm primarily focuses on regenerative agriculture methods to raise grass-fed beef and is owned by Doug Turnbull and Carol Lanz-Turnbull. We chatted with Bronwyn to learn more about her experience as an Apprentice. Bronywn has always had a passion for local food. She owns a food business called “G Spot Winnipeg” which uses produce sourced from nearby farms to make spreads … Continue reading A Day In The Life of an Apprentice: Bronwyn Green – Gripfast Farms

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: MANITOU, MB – FASPA FARM

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on November 25, 2021

Faspa Farm is a great place to learn about grain farming with an ecological mind-set. Karen is passionate about the health of the environment and farming. She welcomes an apprentice to come get nerdy about soil and the love of the land. Surrounded by beautiful prairie and valley ravines, Faspa Farm is a great place to spend your 2022 growing season! ABOUT FASPA FARM Faspa Farm is located near Manitou, Manitoba – Treaty 1 Territory Karen Klassen’s family has been on the land where they farm since the 1930s. She farms with her Dad, George. Crops they grow include: wheat, … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: MANITOU, MB – FASPA FARM

DEC 20, 2021: ONLINE – Farmer Slideshow Social

Posted by Hailey Troock on November 24, 2021

You’re invited to an online Farmer Slideshow Social to celebrate the end of the 2021 farming season and ring in the holidays! This is the tenth and final event of the Young Agrarians 2021 Farm Club event series. What is a Farm Club? A Farm Club is when farmers come together to connect and nerd out with other farmers on farming-related topics. It’s a great way to get to know other farmers and foodies, and build community. The goal of this online social is to provide farmers an opportunity to show off their favourite pics from the 2021 farming season, … Continue reading DEC 20, 2021: ONLINE – Farmer Slideshow Social

Resources for Farmers Affected by BC Floods

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 24, 2021

Resources for Farmers Affected by BC Floods

We are devastated about the recent flooding in southern BC. Our hearts go out to all the farmers affected by flooding, and their families, animals, and communities. This post contains resources for farmers, as well as options for those wishing to support with recovery efforts. Resources for Farmers Affected By BC Floods: Link to Ministry’s website Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries response to flooding – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)  at this site you will see PDF Mental Health Resources for Agriculture Sector Link to AgSafe mental wellness resources for producers and employers; and PDF AgSafe’s new Mental Wellness Resource/App, called Avail (Handbook). PDF Health … Continue reading Resources for Farmers Affected by BC Floods

FARM JOB: North Saanich, BC – 10 Acres, Delivery Driver and Property Management Lead

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 24, 2021

10 Acres in North Saanich, BC is seeking a Delivery Driver and Property Management Lead! ABOUT 10 Acres 10 acres is a mixed farm located on the Saanich peninsula, Vancouver Island, BC. We grow produce for our three farm to table restaurants; 10 Acres: Kitchen and Commons, 10 Acres: Bistro and 10 Acres at the Pier as well as our Cafe and Market in Sidney. Our farm consists of 5 main branches; The Orchard: 2000 tree high density Cider apple orchard and 1000+ Fruit trees and vines including; apples, pears, apricots, quince, figs, hazelnuts, walnuts, and grapes. The Market Garden: … Continue reading FARM JOB: North Saanich, BC – 10 Acres, Delivery Driver and Property Management Lead

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: WINNIPEG, MB – SLOW RIVER GARDEN

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on November 24, 2021

Close to the heart of music in Manitoba, close to the hustle and bustle and city culture, there lives a small veggie farm that is warm and full of love. Garden, learn, and get paid at Slow River Gardens in 2022 and get the best of both worlds, farming and growing food in the country and the sweet gems of city life. ABOUT SLOW RIVER GARDENS Slow River Gardens is located near Winnipeg, Manitoba – Treaty 1 Territory The crew at Slow River grow vegetables and flowers for sale at market from May until October. Greenhouse work begins in early … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: WINNIPEG, MB – SLOW RIVER GARDEN

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: Cartwright, MB – Fresh Roots Farm

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on November 22, 2021

Are you an aspiring farmer who wants to gain experience growing amazing food for an amazing community? Fresh Roots Farm is excited to offer a meaningful apprenticeship to help you on your farming journey. About the Farm Fresh Roots Farm is located on Treaty 1 territory near Cartwright, MB.  Michelle Schram and Troy Stozek have been farming since 2011, on a quarter section inherited from Michelle’s grandparents. They decided to try and make a living from the land, laying down “fresh roots” along with optimism for a modern yet traditional style of food production. They rent another quarter section from Michelle’s … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: Cartwright, MB – Fresh Roots Farm

DEC 5, 2021: TERRACE, BC – NorthWest Growers Conference

Posted by Morgan Kitchen on November 22, 2021

Northwest Growers Conference

You’re invited to the Northwest Growers Conference in Terrace, BC! Join us for an afternoon gathering of Skeena & Bulkley Valley producers to share information and support the development of new producers! The Northwest Growers Conference is being hosted at Hidden Acres Farm and Treehouse Resort in Terrace, BC. The event is sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture | Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP). Join industry experts from the regions for an afternoon of information sharing and networking. This conference will include a farm tour at Hidden Acres Farm and Treehouse Resort as well as information sessions covering a variety of topics: … Continue reading DEC 5, 2021: TERRACE, BC – NorthWest Growers Conference

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Peas n’ Carrots Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on November 22, 2021

Young Agrarians is celebrating the eighth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. The 2021 Mentee Cohort are wrapping up their growing season and reflecting back on the lessons of the year.  We are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts as we recruit a new cohort of farmers for our BMN 2022 program. For more information and to apply please see … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Peas n’ Carrots Farm