All posts by Dana Penrice

FEB 10-12: Lloydminster, AB – Western Canadian Holistic Management Canada Conference

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 16, 2023

A conference for everyone involved in growing healthy lands, people and communities. Join us in Lloydminster February 10 – 12, 2023 for the Western Canadian Holistic Management Conference. What to Expect: Practical Tools for Your Farm Holistic Management educates and empowers people to make socially, environmentally and financially sound decisions. Take home new ideas and practices to improve your land and your business. Inspiring Community Known for attracting an amazing community of people who work with the land this is the place to meet farmers, ranchers and land managers who are exploring new practices, ways of thinking and supporting the paradigm … Continue reading FEB 10-12: Lloydminster, AB – Western Canadian Holistic Management Canada Conference

Feb 25: WINNIPEG, MB – Direct Farm Marketing Conference

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 11, 2023

2023 Direct Farm Marketing Conference When: February 25th, 2023 Where: Winnipeg, MB Come join us Saturday February 25th for the annual Direct Farm Marketing Conference. We are excited to be able to have the opportunity to connect again with our farm and market friends and to make some new ones! Conference attendees will have a chance to explore new marketing strategies, investigate emerging trends, and connecting with other producers and market coordinators. The conference will also have a tradeshow, with options to speak with our conference sponsor and tradeshow participants. Make sure not to miss out on the Farm and … Continue reading Feb 25: WINNIPEG, MB – Direct Farm Marketing Conference

Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program: Meet-A-Mentor Night!

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 14, 2022

YA Apprenticeship Program Meet the Mentors Night Jan 11

The Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program invites you to attend Meet-A-Mentor Night! If you would like to meet some of YA’s amazing mentors, ask questions about their farm, and learn more about the kinds of apprenticeships they are offering, please attend one (or all!) of our online mentor gatherings. Monday, December 19, 2022 6 pm MST/7 pm CST  RSVP to receive the Dec 16 zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvceugpjMvEtQ35LrgTpp8-D0jEvvvg34x Who will be there? Triple Lyoness Farm, Boundy Farms, Root and Regenerate Farm, Axten Farm, Dog’s Run Farm, Upland Organics, 350 Farms, Green Beach Farm & more! Wednesday, January 11 6 pm MST/7 pm … Continue reading Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program: Meet-A-Mentor Night!

YA Apprenticeship 2023: Goodfare – First Nature Farms

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 02, 2022

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on a mixed, long-time-organic farm? Are  you wanting to learn about a mixed livestock operation and heritage breeds? First Nature Farms is offering a unique apprenticeship; join their team! About the Farm First Nature Farms is surrounded by land held within ecological reserves of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Ducks Unlimited, crown land, and other organic neighbours.  The 3000 acres of aspen forest, creeks, beaver ponds, pastures and farmland hold a rich diversity of both wildlife and wilderness, and domesticated species. Organic since 1990 and WWOOF hosts for almost as long, the … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2023: Goodfare – First Nature Farms

Nov 7, 2022: ONLINE – Host Farm Mentor Info Night

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 26, 2022

Do you get energized from being around beginner farmers?  Do you enjoy having someone work alongside you and teaching the knowledge and skills needed to run a farm? Do you love sharing your farm story and giving farm tours?  If you answered yes, then being a Host Farm Mentor in the Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program might be the right fit for you. We are looking for mentors in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  Join us on November 7 for an info session to learn more about what its like to work with Young Agrarians to host an apprenticeship on your … Continue reading Nov 7, 2022: ONLINE – Host Farm Mentor Info Night

FEB: ONLINE – Holistic Management Canada Conference

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 27, 2022

Interested in how to make decisions that are ecologically, financially and socially sound? No matter what your production interests – be it livestock, gardening or cropping – this conference is for you. Hear from new farmers and experienced farmers who are using Holistic Management to improve their farms, their profitability and their quality of life. Hear from Holistic Management Practitioners Across Canada For many, many years we’ve hosted the Western Canadian HM Conference and we are so excited to be expanding to offer the 2022 Holistic Management Canada Conference: Coast to Coast to Coast. Its about time! Save your Thursday … Continue reading FEB: ONLINE – Holistic Management Canada Conference

We’re Hiring: YA Apprenticeship Program Admin & Saskatchewan Coordinator

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 27, 2021

Young Agrarians is seeking to hire an Apprenticeship Program Administrator and Saskatchewan Coordinator. Do you thrive working with people from diverse walks of life? Are you a person that loves to help others learn and grow? Would you consider yourself a computer-savvy person who loves checking things off of the to-do list? If you have this magic mix of skills then we would love to hear from you.  Region & Scope: Saskatchewan & Prairies, Full-Time Contract Position for a Saskatchewan-based candidate.  Deadline for Applications: 12pm Monday, November 8, 2021. This position will start when we find the right candidate.  ABOUT … Continue reading We’re Hiring: YA Apprenticeship Program Admin & Saskatchewan Coordinator

Call for Mentors: Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program

Posted by Dana Penrice on September 22, 2021 2 Comments

We are seeking 2022 Host Mentor Farms for the YA Apprenticeship Program in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba to grow the next generation of regenerative agriculture practitioners. Are you a rancher or farmer who is a dedicated steward of the land? Are you a skilled and enthusiastic teachers who has a passion for mentoring young and aspiring farmers? Do you have a farm philosophy that recognizes the connectedness of the land and people? Well if the boot fits, then you would likely make a good mentor in our program! What it’s like to be a Host Farm Mentor About the YA … Continue reading Call for Mentors: Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program

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