Young Agrarians is celebrating the eighth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program. The BMN offers business mentorships to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses.
The 2022 Mentee Cohort have been working and planning with the support of their Mentors and we are thrilled to profile them and wish them lots of success for the year ahead!
Watch out for applications to open again in fall of 2022!
Where do you farm? Please include the traditional territory acknowledgement if you know it.
What do you farm?
What inspired you to get into farming?
What did you do to learn how to farm?
What types of ecological farm practices do you use?
What type of business structure is your farm?
How much land is under production on your farm?
What is your land tenure? Are there special relationships that enabled this (family, BCLMP)?
Why did you apply for business mentorship?
What is the greatest business challenge you face as a new farmer?
What is your primary business goal for the season?
What business tools could you not live without?
If you had a farming robot what would it be?
How can we find out more about you, your farm, and its products?
This program is made possible with the generous funding support of Vancity and Columbia Basin Trust.