SMALL BC FARM FUNDING PILOT: Small Farm Business Acceleration Program

Posted by Michalina Hunter on October 23, 2020

Small Farm Business Acceleration Program

As a part of the economic recovery from COVID-19, the Ministry of Agriculture has developed a new pilot called the Small Farm Business Acceleration Program to support the growth of small and new farm businesses through: Improving the business planning skills of small and new farmers by supporting business plan coaching; and Accelerating the revenue growth of small and new farm businesses by providing cost-share funding for commercial farm infrastructure and equipment. The Small Farm Business Acceleration Pilot Program is intended for farm business entities producing agricultural products grown in B.C. with the intent to grow their sales and increase their … Continue reading SMALL BC FARM FUNDING PILOT: Small Farm Business Acceleration Program

Apply Now for KPU Farm Schools 2021

Posted by Michalina Hunter on October 22, 2020

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University is accepting applications for their 2021 Tsawwassen First Nation and Richmond Farm School programs! All backgrounds and experiences welcome, no prerequisites required. Click Here to Apply – kpu.ca/farmschools   KPU Farm Schools consists of Tsawwassen First Nation and Richmond. Each farm school offers its own distinct 7-8 month program that provides students with a strong foundation in the principals and practices of regenerative farming. These programs focus on hands on, experiential learning alongside industry professionals, supported by classroom learning to prepare students for a career in the industry.  Which Farm School is right for you? The Tsawwassen First Nation … Continue reading Apply Now for KPU Farm Schools 2021

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Solstedt Organics

Posted by Melanie Buffel on October 20, 2020

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Young Agrarians is celebrating the seventh 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. Applications are now open for our BMN 2021 Mentee Cohort. Find more information and an application form here. Deadline to apply is November 6th, 2020.  We are wrapping up with our 2020 Mentee Cohort and are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! Ashala Daniel is the owner of Solstedt … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Solstedt Organics

FARM JOB: KELOWNA, BC – Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Garden Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on October 16, 2020

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Summerhill Pyramid Winery in Kelowna, BC is seeking a Garden Manager! We are looking for an individual or individuals who are experienced market gardeners to manage the Culinary Gardens on-site at Summerhill Pyramid Winery. This is a full-time position. Depending on the skillset of the individual this could be a seasonal position or year-round.  Desired Qualifications Resume should include: Gardening/farming education, experience and skills as well as knowledge or passion for Biodynamics, Permaculture, Biodiversity, and the Organic Farming movement. Tractor driving experience and some carpentry skills are helpful but not a must.  Job Tasks The position includes training and overseeing … Continue reading FARM JOB: KELOWNA, BC – Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Garden Manager

LAND FORUM NOV 9-19, 2020 – ONLINE!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on October 16, 2020

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Every fall, our land matchers look forward to our Land Linking Workshops, where we gather land seekers and landholders to network and talk land access. While we’re not meeting in person this year, we’re excited to offer our first annual online Land Forum!  WHEN: November 9 -19th, 2020  WHERE: Online on unceded Indigenous territories across what is today known as B.C. Join us from the comfort of your couch, office, tractor, compost heap – wherever you find yourself able to tune in! RSVP: Register for the Land Forum and you’ll get access to links for all the webinars. Register for … Continue reading LAND FORUM NOV 9-19, 2020 – ONLINE!

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Turn-Key Market Garden Farm Ready for You to Lease! – Qualicum Beach, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on October 15, 2020

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 are a successful organic market garden farm (certification ended July 2020) operating for 9 seasons growing food on about 1 acre of land and keeping half an acre in cover crop. Our soil is gravely red loam. Our farm is located about 7 mins driving distance from the town of Qualicum Beach. The farm is fully fenced and the growing areas have deer fencing as well … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Turn-Key Market Garden Farm Ready for You to Lease! – Qualicum Beach, BC

JOB OPPORTUNITY: METRO VAN LAND MATCHER

Posted by Darcy Smith on October 15, 2020

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Young Agrarians is hiring a new Land Matcher for the Lower Mainland. 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.  Region: Metro Vancouver & Fraser Valley Deadline for Applications: 5pm Monday, Nov 2, 2020. This position will start when we find the right candidate.  Young Agrarians is an educational resource network for new and young farmers in Canada that launched in 2012. In 2016, Young … Continue reading JOB OPPORTUNITY: METRO VAN LAND MATCHER

NOV to DEC: Manitoba Organic Alliance Webinar on Weeds

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 15, 2020

Weed Webinars November 4, 2020 – December 9, 2020 by Manitoba Organic Alliance $40 Register here for one, two or five webinars and tune in from the comfort of your own home during your lunch hour. Each webinar is $10. Save $10 by registering for all five. Funding is provided in part by the Canada and Manitoba governments through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. Additional sponsorship is provided by FCC, MASC and Weed Surfer. Introduction to Organic Weed Management – November 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm In this webinar, you’ll learn about the general approaches used by organic producers to manage … Continue reading NOV to DEC: Manitoba Organic Alliance Webinar on Weeds

JOBS: FOOD MATTERS MANITOBA – Northern Facilitator and Community Educator

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 15, 2020

Food Matters Manitoba is looking for a few more great people to join their team. Check out these postings! Application deadline October 18th.  Northern Facilitator Food Matters Manitoba is seeking a part-time (18.75 hours per week) Northern Facilitator for a 5-month term beginning November 1, 2020. Reporting to the Northern Coordinator, the Northern Facilitator will assist with community food initiatives throughout Northern Manitoba, liaise with community partners, engaging program participants, and support evaluation of program activities. See full job posting.  Community Educator Food Matters Manitoba is seeking a part-time (30 hours per week) Education Facilitator for a 9- month term beginning as … Continue reading JOBS: FOOD MATTERS MANITOBA – Northern Facilitator and Community Educator

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 160 acres cleared land south of Prince George

Posted by Jolene Swain on October 07, 2020

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 Remote yet accessible to the airport and nearby amenities, this 160 acre parcel was cleared in the past couple years and features wild hay, grasses, and a good mix of shrubs for browsing. Surrounded by hills and mountains, the land also features a rivers, streams and the western border is a small lake and wetland. To the east is the larger Red Rock Lake. Accessible by a well … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 160 acres cleared land south of Prince George