2020 BC BUSINESS MENTORSHIP NETWORK – APPLY!

Posted by Melanie Buffel on October 01, 2019

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 its sixth season (woo!) 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 work with you to analyze your operations and lay the groundwork for your farm’s business growth.  What You Get! As a participant in this program you will receive 30-40 hours of one-on-one mentorship with an experienced … Continue reading 2020 BC BUSINESS MENTORSHIP NETWORK – APPLY!

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

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Rad-ish Farms

Posted by Melanie Buffel on November 12, 2019

Katie Ralphs with her Mentor DeLisa Lewis.

Young Agrarians is celebrating the sixth 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 develops the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. We love to profile our program participants and celebrate their efforts! Applications now open for the 2019/2020 season. APPLY NOW! Deadline extended to Monday, November 18th, 2019 – Program Application here! What is your name, where do you farm, and who are your mentors? My name is Katie Ralphs from Rad-ish Farm in  Duncan, BC (unceded Cowichan Territory). I am supported by … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Rad-ish Farms

Farmer Podcast Club: Dave Pratt – Monuments to Tax Avoidance

Posted by Lilli Klamke on November 12, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Dave Pratt – Monuments to Tax Avoidance- Working Cows Released Nov 4, 2019 Dave Pratt, President Emeritus of Ranch Management Consultants, joined me to talk about the lengths to which people will go to avoid paying taxes. We talk about strategies for using that same capital to turn a bigger profit and what is the definition of a truly healthy business. I also had a unique opportunity to capture Dave’s thoughts on lessons he has learned in two plus decades of leading RMC, the parent company of the Ranching for Profit … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Dave Pratt – Monuments to Tax Avoidance

Dec 14: Moose Jaw, SK – Agrarians Mixer at the Wandering Market

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 12, 2019

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At long last, Young Agrarians is headed to Saskatchewan! Join fellow farmers and food lovers for an afternoon and evening of learning, sharing and fun! This event is free and open to everyone.  WHEN: Saturday, December 14th from 1:00 pm to midnight LOCATION: The Wandering Market, Moose Jaw, SK. Google map directions. REGISTRATION: This event is free but we kindly ask that you let us know you are coming here. SCHEDULE: 1:00 – Arrival/ Welcome Introductions Presentation about Young Agrarians and New Farmers Networking activity Burning Topics Round Tables Speaker – TBD Farmer Slideshows – bring 10 of your best farm photos of successes, challenges, fun for your farm! 6:00 … Continue reading Dec 14: Moose Jaw, SK – Agrarians Mixer at the Wandering Market

EVENT RECAP: Ferment & Feast ~ Castlegar

Posted by Hailey Troock on November 06, 2019

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On October 6, 2019, over 40 food and fermentation enthusiasts joined us over the course of the afternoon at the Doukhobor Discovery Center for a hands-on workshop, roundtable discussion and intimate potluck inside the museum! Participants joined us from the communities of Grand Forks, Rossland, Salmo, Vallican, Castlegar, Glade, Thrums, Nelson, and Harrop. Thank you to our amazing workshop hosts Leeza Zurwick from Happy Gut and Jess Bowman, our roundtable participants, hosts at the DDC and everyone who came out! Read on for a recap of the day’s activities and discussions! FERMENTATION WORKSHOP  The day began with a presentation by Leeza from Happy Gut about … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Ferment & Feast ~ Castlegar

FARM JOB: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm, Farm Educator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 06, 2019

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Ignatius Farm in Guelph, ON is seeking a Farm Educator! About Ignatius Farm Ignatius Farm grows certified organic produce for Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) members, farmers’ markets, local businesses and service agencies. The programs include community gardens, acreage rentals, internships and farmer training, working shares, volunteer opportunities, and several annual community events. The Ignatius Jesuit Centre (IJC) is a not for profit charity situated on 600 acres of woodlands, wetlands and farmland just outside of Guelph Ontario. IJC welcomes all and is home to Loyola Retreat House & Ignatian Training, Ignatius Farm and the Ignatius Old-Growth Forest. Desired Experience Are you passionate … Continue reading FARM JOB: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm, Farm Educator

Farmer Podcast Club: How to deal with mental and physical challenges-on the farm and beyond

Posted by Lilli Klamke on November 05, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. How to deal with mental and physical challenges-on the farm and beyond: Down to Earth, The Planet To Plate Podcast Released Oct 29, 2019 Dr. Robert Fetsch grew up on a dairy farm in Texas, and saw first hand the stresses of rural life. He now works with farm and ranch families with disabilities and helps them manage their stress, anger, depression, and suicidal thinking. He is co-project director of the Colorado Agrability project, Professor in the College of Health and Human Sciences Department at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: How to deal with mental and physical challenges-on the farm and beyond

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Elderberry Grove

Posted by Melanie Buffel on November 04, 2019

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Young Agrarians is celebrating the sixth 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 develops the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. We love to profile our program participants and celebrate their efforts! Applications now open for the 2019/2020 season. APPLY NOW! Deadline extended to Monday, November 18th, 2019 – Program Application here! What is your name, where do you farm, and who are your mentors? Our names are Louise Lecouffe and Jed Wiebe and we operate Elderberry Grove. We farm in the Shuswap … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Elderberry Grove

GRANT: Young Edmonton Grant

Posted by Alex on October 30, 2019

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Young Edmonton Grant Are you a youth living in the Edmonton area and have a great idea for a farming-related event? Young Edmonton Grants (YEG) may be a great way to do that! The YEG program gives funding for projects initiated, led, and organized by young Edmonton and area residents. These grants range from $500-$3,000 and are available for residents between the ages of 13 and 24. The grant is intended to support young residents who partner with a registered charity to create their own projects or initiatives. Find out more at www.ecfoundation.org/yeg Application Details Application deadlines are three times a year, February 15 … Continue reading GRANT: Young Edmonton Grant

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Blackwater Creek Orchard

Posted by Melanie Buffel on October 29, 2019

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Young Agrarians is going into the sixth 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 develops the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. We love to profile our program participants and celebrate their efforts! Applications now open for the 2019/2020 season. APPLY NOW! Deadline extended to Monday, November 18th, 2019 – Program Application here! What is your name, where do you farm, and who are your mentors? Our names are Riley Peterson and Olivia Kester and we operate Blackwater Creek Orchard in Devine, … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Blackwater Creek Orchard

Farmer Podcast Club: Where Does Our Recycling Go?

Posted by Lilli Klamke on October 29, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Where Does Our Recycling Go? – Fresh Air – npr Released September 12, 2019 Now that China isn’t taking our recycling anymore, where will it go? Environmental scientist Kate O’Neill discusses recycling and the global politics of waste. “Once you throw something away, you’ve got to think about where’s it going to go next,” she says. Her book is ‘Waste.’   Listen to the full episode: https://www.npr.org/2019/09/12/760181337/where-does-our-recycling-go Subscribe to Fresh Air on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/fresh-air/id214089682 Share This With a Farming Friend Know some farmers who might like this podcast? Invite them to … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Where Does Our Recycling Go?