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 farm business mentor, financial training, opportunities for peer networking, and greater online visibility through YA social channels.

Mentors will help you evaluate multiple facets of your business: production, operations, marketing, financial and risk management, as well as assist in developing and implementing strategic business goals for the upcoming season and beyond.

Priority will be given (but not limited) to applicants who are new entrants into agriculture, residing in British Columbia, ages 18-35, having been in operation for 1-5 years.

To review the full program details visit our Business Page, and then head over to complete the Mentorship Application.

Deadline: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2019

Please contact us if you have any questions  at business@youngagrarians.org

We greatly appreciate your help in sharing this opportunity with your networks. Encourage any new farmers, producers, co-operatives to apply.

Funding for the Young Agrarians Business Mentorship Network is provided by the BC Ministry of Agriculture, Vancity Credit Union, and Columbia Basin Trust.

Kim Watt in the greenhouse at Thimble Hill Orchard and Nursery
A 2019 BMN Program Mentee Kim Watt in the greenhouse at Thimble Hill Orchard and Nursery.

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