THE NETWORK

Young Agrarians is a farmer2farmer collaborative network strategy, and new entrant program platform, with a lens on ecological and regenerative agriculture in Canada. Back in 2012, we saw what groups like the The Greenhorns and the National Young Farmers Coalition were doing, and we knew Canada was ready for this type fo work.

We are inspired by farmers everywhere who are stewarding the land and our food systems for future generations. The issues today in agriculture are complex, and its going to take many people and solutions to move us into the future of food, and adapt to climate change.

We have a niche role as a community builder in the sector to grow the connectivity of new and young farmers to each other, and build tools and supports where possible to support the next generation of farmers. Collaboration and communication are key to this work. We are currently Western Canada focused, with the hopes in the future to work with more farmers and farm organizations from coast to coast.

The network of collaborators is growing!  From farmers hosting events, to data collection for the farmer resource UMAP, to land access programming, farm apprenticeships, and business mentorships, Young Agrarians is working with a number of collaborators to grow supports for new farmers. The list of fantastic farmers we work with is extensive. Contact us to get involved: farm@youngagrarians.org. 

B.C. Collaborators

Please check out the Farmer Resource UMAP and Events Blog to learn more about the farms and farmers we work with! Here is a list of the amazing organizations we have worked with over the years:

Armstrong Food Initiative Society

BC Food Systems Network

BC Seeds Gathering

British Columbia Co-op Association

Certified Organic Association of BC

Creston Valley Food Action Coalition

Cowichan Green Community

CRFAIR

Deer Crossing the Art Farm

Faculty of Land and Food Systems UBC

FarmStartBC

FarmFolk CityFolk

Fresh Roots 

Foodlands Cooperative of BC

Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Institute for Sustainable Horticulture

Langley Sustainable Agriculture Foundation

Linking Land and Farmers

Richmond Food Security Society

Slow Food Vancouver

SOLEFood Street Farms

The Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre

The World in a Garden

University of British Columbia – Land & Food Systems, UBC Farm

Vancouver Urban Farming Society

Wildsight

Canada Collaborators

ARTERRE / Quebec’s Agricultural Land Bank Program

Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network (ACORN) Grow A Farmer Apprenticeship and Mentorship Programs 

FarmLINK – Farm Start Ontario

National Farmers Union – Youth

Organic Alberta

Regeneration Canada

Slow Food Canada

Stewards of Irreplaceable Lands (SOIL)

Union Paysanne – Youth Committee

International Collaborators

BALLE – Business Alliance for Local Living Economies

National Young Farmers Coalition

The Greenhorns

Slow Food Youth Network

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