All posts by Dana Penrice

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Winnipeg, MB – Looking to Share our 2 Acres

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 17, 2021

About the Opportunity These land holders are passionate about supporting local, sustainable agriculture and excited by the farm to table movement. They are looking to connect with a motivated, self sufficient and responsible gardener or farmer who is interested in growing vegetables on their property in the South Wilkes area (near Ikea) in Winnipeg, MB. They reside on the property, however, the specific garden area has not been landscaped or developed. They are in the process of building a small goat shed, storage unit and greenhouse which they anticipate to be ready around mid-April. If a good match is interested, … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Winnipeg, MB – Looking to Share our 2 Acres

MAR 3- 5: Organic Alberta Conference – Revitalizing the Web: Cultivating Crops and Community

Posted by Dana Penrice on February 17, 2021

Do you miss going to gatherings where you can meet new people who are into organic and ecological agriculture, catch up with old friends, and discuss the latest research or innovations that might apply to your farm? We miss that too. We’re moving online this year, but we aren’t sacrificing the personal connections that make our conferences so special. The work that farmers do in cultivating connections between people, food, and soil is more important than ever. We’re here to support your learning and to help create and strengthen new links in our farm communities. This is your chance to … Continue reading MAR 3- 5: Organic Alberta Conference – Revitalizing the Web: Cultivating Crops and Community

Mar 1: Connecting Land and Water: Stories from the Eastern Slope

Posted by Dana Penrice on February 17, 2021

Join Cows & Fish on Monday, March 1st at 7 pm for a screening of Connecting Land and Water: Stories from the Eastern Slopes, followed by an open discussion period with a panel of guests featured in the film.   This film features inspiring stories of the people Cows and Fish has worked with; the landowners, user groups, and partner organizations, that have undertaken riparian stewardship projects in Alberta’s Eastern Slopes. The intent of this video series is to showcase local champions involved in stewardship, highlighting the reasons why they implemented management changes, how Cows and Fish and other partners … Continue reading Mar 1: Connecting Land and Water: Stories from the Eastern Slope

YA Apprenticeship 2021: Grimshaw, AB – Nature’s Way Farm

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 08, 2021 1 Comment

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? Peter and Mary Lundgard are excited to provide you with a meaningful apprenticeship experience in your path to becoming a farmer. About the Farm Nature’s Way Farm, a 640 acre farm close to the banks of the Peace River in northern Alberta. Covered by aspen, birch, spruce, pine, and willow shelter belts, this farm provides wildlife habitat for moose, deer, beaver, foxes, coyotes, grouse, partridge, and migratory birds. This farm … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2021: Grimshaw, AB – Nature’s Way Farm

Job Opportunity: Alberta New Farmer Engagement Coordinator

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 22, 2020 2 Comments

Young Agrarians is partnering with Organic Alberta to hire a New Farmer Engagement Coordinator for Alberta. Do you thrive working with people from diverse walks of life? Are you a creative communicator and talented storyteller? If you’re passionate about local food systems, love working to bring out the best in others and are a savvy online marketer then we would love to hear from you.  Region & Scope: Alberta, Part-Time Contract Position Deadline for Applications: 12pm Monday, Feb 8, 2021. This position will start when we find the right candidate.  Young Agrarians (est. 2012) is an educational resource network whose … Continue reading Job Opportunity: Alberta New Farmer Engagement Coordinator

Your Q’s Answered on Alberta’s New On-Farm Slaughter Operation Licence

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 17, 2020

On December 3, 2020 we hosted a workshop in partnership with Mountain View County, Alberta Farm Animal Care, and Grey Wooded Forage Association on the new On Farm Slaughter Operation Licence in Alberta.  If you are thinking about bringing this to your farm, make sure to visit Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s On-Farm Slaughter Operation License website. Here you can find out more about applying for the program, reporting requirements and more. Watch a recording of the webinar to learn more from Sandy Stafford (Regional Supervisor Airdrie Region, Meat Inspection, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry), Blake Hall (Prairie Gold Pastured Meats) and  Donovan Kitt (The Homestead). Here are some helpful questions and … Continue reading Your Q’s Answered on Alberta’s New On-Farm Slaughter Operation Licence

Alberta Small and Medium Sized Business Relaunch Grant

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 10, 2020

  The Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant offers financial assistance to Alberta businesses, cooperatives, and non-profit organizations that were ordered to close or curtail operations, and that experienced a revenue reduction of at least 40%, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible organizations can apply for 15% of their pre-COVID-19 monthly revenue, up to a maximum of $5,000 in funding. Businesses, cooperatives and non-profits can use these funds as they see fit to help offset a portion of their relaunch costs, such as implementing measures to minimize the risk of virus transmission, which could include: physical barriers purchasing … Continue reading Alberta Small and Medium Sized Business Relaunch Grant

Dec 15: Online – Marketing and Merchandizing Strategies for Local Business Start-Ups

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 10, 2020

When: Tue, Dec 15, 2020 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM MST This webinar explores marketing strategies including image, display, curb appeal, merchandising techniques and other tools to attract customers to your business and secure sales. Eileen Kotowich and Karen Goad with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry will be presenters for this webinar. Register here:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8836227806381755662 Photo by Mack Male via Flickr

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Diversified Farm with Community of Customers – Roblin, MB

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 26, 2020

ABOUT THE LAND & OPPORTUNITY The current farm was established in 2007 near San Clara, MB and has grown over the years. It is a quarter section of mixed pasture and bushland. We have been downsizing farm operations in 2020 in anticipation of a move to a new farm in BC. The farm is fenced and cross fenced for cattle with 2 heated waterers, corrals, handling chute/squeeze and barn. Many paddocks for ease of moving and sorting cattle plus separated winter feeding groups. Hay has been purchased locally rather than produced on the land. Cattle have been a part of … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Diversified Farm with Community of Customers – Roblin, MB

Dec 3: WEBINAR – New On-Farm Slaughter Regulations in Alberta

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 16, 2020 4 Comments

The new On-Farm Slaughter Operation License under the Meat Inspection Act and Meat Inspection Regulation offers exciting opportunities for farmers in Alberta. Learn about what this means for you and get your questions answered at this free webinar.  WHEN: December 3rd, 2020 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm WHERE: Online. Join us from the comfort of your couch, office, tractor, compost heap – wherever you find yourself able to tune in! RSVP:  Register for this FREE online webinar here https://bit.ly/3lvyclL. You’ll receive a link to join the session either by computer, mobile or phone. RECORDING: You can watch the On-Farm Slaughter Regulations Webinar recording here.  … Continue reading Dec 3: WEBINAR – New On-Farm Slaughter Regulations in Alberta