We are now accepting applications for the 2020 cohort!
DEADLINE: FEB 29, 2020. Get your applications in!
Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain skills and knowledge that match the ecological values you hold? Are you feeling the farming bug, but not quite ready to take the plunge and launch your own business? Young Agrarians, Organic Alberta and our network of exceptional mentor farmers are offering advanced, hands-on apprenticeships in regenerative agriculture. Participants with a serious interest, curiosity and commitment to full-time farming are invited to apply.
Our apprenticeships are a full immersion program that puts you into the heart of running a farm business, day in and day out. Our carefully selected family of farm mentors have diverse expertise and skill sets – their farm philosophy is guided by a holistic framework that recognizes the connectedness of the land and people. Although farm activities will be different on each farm, the core activities will involve care of soil, pasture and livestock, farm direct marketing, and using sustainable practices for cereal, grain, and vegetable production.
As part of the program, you will also visit other farms that are hosting Young Agrarian apprentices. This gives you the opportunity to learn from other ecological farmers, be exposed to different perspectives and practices, and make connections with other apprentices in the program.
For more information contact:
Kolby Peterson, YA Alberta Apprenticeship Coordinator
Call: 1-587-521-2400 (Organic Alberta Office)
The Young Agrarians Alberta Apprenticeship is a program of Organic Alberta. The program curriculum and materials have been adapted from the Quivira Coalition’s New Agrarian Apprenticeship program.
Our gratitude to our program funders for making these apprenticeships possible: