Blog Category: Apprentice / Intern

FARM/BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY: Kelowna Free Graze Lamb, Kelowna, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on September 22, 2020 2 Comments

We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE FARM Ceres Circle Farm is a 36.8 acre livestock farm with a provincial abattoir licensed for sheep, goats and poultry in Kelowna, BC. The farm includes approximately 30 acres of pasture, cross-fenced into paddocks for rotational grazing. Most of the pasture is sub-irrigated low-lying land in the flood plain of Mission Creek and includes sandy loam soil with areas of gravel and muck soil. There is also a hill with silty … Continue reading FARM/BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY: Kelowna Free Graze Lamb, Kelowna, BC

INTERNSHIP: NEAT, Digital & Information Technology Development

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 25, 2020

NEAT is excited to be seeking an intern candidate to head up digital and information technology projects. This is a temporary, full time position that will develop the tools and frameworks to help us meet our mission and vision. Funding for this position is generously provided by the Government of Canada & facilitated through BC Technology for Learning Society. JOB DESCRIPTION The Digital & Information Technology Development position is based in Fort St John, BC and will report to the Executive Director. The successful candidate will: Research, plan & build robust technological tools and frameworks to support NEAT’s day to … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: NEAT, Digital & Information Technology Development

Thinking of Hosting an Apprenticeship – Are You a Good Fit?

Posted by Dana Penrice on August 24, 2020

Mentoring the next generation of ranchers and farmers can be extremely rewarding. As an expert in your field with many years of experience running a business, you are in an excellent position to introduce a novice to the many and nuanced aspects of running an agricultural business, from building fence or caring for a sick animal to fixing the farm truck, developing a marketing strategy, designing a label for your products, or making important financial decisions. No one is better qualified to grow a new agrarian than an experienced mentor with many years on the land, yet not every rancher or … Continue reading Thinking of Hosting an Apprenticeship – Are You a Good Fit?

INTERNSHIP: Vancouver, BC – National Farmers Union, Climate Change Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 17, 2020

The NFU is hiring a Climate Change Coordinator for BC. This 18-week paid internship for an outgoing, dynamic person with skills in marketing and outreach, and keen passion for addressing the climate crisis through agriculture. Must be 15-30 years of age, working from the Vancouver Area.  Description The National Farmers Union Climate Change Coordinator – BC will provide coordination leadership in the agricultural sector in British Columbia regarding climate change.  In this role, they will connect with other agricultural organizations in BC, advance mutual climate change goals, promote the extensive agricultural policy work of the National Farmers Union on climate … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Vancouver, BC – National Farmers Union, Climate Change Coordinator

Call for Mentors: Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program

Posted by Dana Penrice on August 10, 2020 2 Comments

We are seeking Host Mentor Farms for the YA Apprenticeship Program in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba We are excited to announce that in 2021, in addition to Alberta, we will be expanding the Young Agrarians Apprenticeship program into Saskatchewan and Manitoba. We are actively seeking farms and ranches in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba to join our program and grow the next generation of regenerative agriculture practitioners. We are looking for farmers who are dedicated stewards of the land; are skilled and enthusiastic teachers who have a passion for mentoring young and aspiring farmers; and have a farm philosophy that recognizes the connectedness of the … Continue reading Call for Mentors: Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program

INTERNSHIP: ALBERTA: Indigenous Climate Action, Intersectional Movement Building Research Intern

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 23, 2020

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Indigenous Climate Action (ICA) is looking for someone with passion, who enjoys working on a team, conducting research, building connections, and is committed to true Indigenous Climate Justice to serve as its Intersectional Movement Building Research Intern. About Indigenous Climate Action At ICA we inspire climate action by centering Indigenous sovereignty and autonomy as a primary climate solution. ICA provides tools for our communities, promotes sustainable ways of life and uplifts our solutions and voices within the climate crisis. As Indigenous Peoples, we must realize that we are our own experts. Together we support a world with sovereign and thriving … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: ALBERTA: Indigenous Climate Action, Intersectional Movement Building Research Intern

APPRENTICESHIP: PORT ALBERNI, BC – Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm, Farm Manager Apprentice

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on June 29, 2020

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Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm in Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, BC is seeking a Farm Manager Apprentice for the 2020 season and beyond! ABOUT AVALON ORGANIC BLUEBERRY FARM Avalon Farm is a 22 acre farm, with 1.5 acre certified organic blueberries, 5 acre hay field, large organic gardens; seeking a long term farm manager to allow the owners to ease into retirement. This position is suitable for a single person, or couples are welcome to apply. The property has several acres of land that could be used for additional farming operations for the successful candidate if desired. It is intended that … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: PORT ALBERNI, BC – Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm, Farm Manager Apprentice

Meet Your Future Farmers – Alberta Apprenticeship Program

Posted by Kolby Peterson on April 29, 2020 4 Comments

We want to introduce the 2020 Apprenticeship Cohort to you, our YA community. They’re a pretty big deal. This crew is committing to a season of learning and working on some top-notch regenerative farms in Alberta. They are committing to long days, short nights, sore muscles, muddy boots, and sunburn. They are also committing to the cultivation of life in many forms, fresh food in abundance, skill-building, enriching experiences, and irreplaceable community bonds that are part-and-parcel of farming. When we can gather again, be sure to give them a warm handshake and hello. Erika Dickson – Lazy T & Lady’s Hat Farm Hi, my … Continue reading Meet Your Future Farmers – Alberta Apprenticeship Program

FARM JOB: Pender Island Community Hall, Farm Program Coordinator & Leader – Pender Island, BC

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 27, 2020

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Pender Island Community Hall, on Pender Island, BC, is seeking a Farm Program Coordinator & Leader for the 2020 season! About Pender Island Community Hall Pender Island Community Hall is now accepting applications for a Farm Programs Coordinator and Leader. The position is contingent on funding and is open to youth 19 – 30 years old, Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible refugee. This position entails a combination of administrative responsibilities, stakeholder collaboration and direct program delivery. The incumbent must have the ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings and requires an acceptable criminal record check. Overview: The Farm Programs … Continue reading FARM JOB: Pender Island Community Hall, Farm Program Coordinator & Leader – Pender Island, BC

INTERNSHIP: BANGOR, SK – Richards Family Farm and Livestock Ltd.

Posted by Dana Penrice on April 09, 2020

Richards Family Farm and Livestock Ltd. is looking for an intern for the growing season of 2020. Come learn on a mixed farm using regenerative agriculture principles. We integrate cattle and grain enterprises using Holistic Management to create healthy people, land, and profits. Intercropping, cover cropping, low-input conventional and organic grain production, AMP grazing, and perennial pasture management are all used on our farm. Learn how to evaluate, monitor, and improve soil health and ecosystem function. Concepts and ideas to improve production and profit will be looked at along with pasture design, crop rotation, and enterprise integration. We also have … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: BANGOR, SK – Richards Family Farm and Livestock Ltd.