Blog Category: British Columbia

2019 Farmland Values Report Recap

Posted by Darcy Smith on April 08, 2020

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Each spring, while farmers are waiting for seeds to germinate, I eagerly anticipate the Farmland Values Report published by Farm Credit Canada (FCC). Anyone who’s come out to one of our land linking events will know what a sucker I am for good data – along with the rest of our land matching team! Resources like the Farmland Values Report help us keep up to date on the challenges farmers are facing, and how we can best support. The Farmland Values Report tracks changes in the price of farmland across Canada, as well as by province and region. Increasingly, the cost of … Continue reading 2019 Farmland Values Report Recap

COVID-19 Resources for Farmers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 06, 2020

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Thank you farmers for ensuring our communities have access to safe and nutritious food! We’ve pulled together this list of resources from across the internet to help you and your farm business during this time. Please reach out if you have other ideas for ways we can support you, or if you have other great resources to add to this list. Farm on! Farmers are heroes! Resources for Farmers: 1. Add your farm to the U-Map Add yourself to the U-Map so consumers can find your farm, or ensure your current listing is up to date. Consider including any pickup or delivery information … Continue reading COVID-19 Resources for Farmers

Naturally Good Vibes Farm on Farming Leased Land

Posted by Darcy Smith on April 06, 2020

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Kristen of Naturally Good Vibes is a participant in the B.C. Land Matching Program, which provides land matching and business support services to new farmers looking for land to farm, as well as landowners interested in finding someone to farm their land. Visit the B.C. Land Matching Program page to learn more about the program and to find a Young Agrarians Land Matcher in your region. ~ Please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your farm. My name is Kristen Penhall, and I own a sustainable, zero waste-focused farm called Naturally Good Vibes. I have been leasing land for two years and will be … Continue reading Naturally Good Vibes Farm on Farming Leased Land

WorkBC Support for Enterprising Farmers

Posted by Hailey Troock on April 06, 2020

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Are you an enterprising farmer looking for support for your business? WorkBC Employment Services has several programs that offer businesses in BC access to grants and subsidies for wage subsidies, infrastructure projects and job creation, to name a few. Read on to find out more about these programs that you may be able to access to help grow your farm dream! Community Employer Partnership The goal of the CEP is to increase employment and work experience opportunities through partnerships, shared information, technology and innovation. The program seeks to fulfill this goal through five streams, which include Job Creation Partnerships, Labour Market Partnerships, … Continue reading WorkBC Support for Enterprising Farmers

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Farm Sharing Opportunity near Edgewood, B.C.

Posted by Hailey Troock on April 01, 2020

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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 LAND The property is 80 acres of fertile bottom land in the Inonoaklin Valley, near the small community of Edgewood, BC. Edgewood is located just over an hour from Nakusp, across the Needles Ferry, and 2 hours from Vernon, both with local Farmer’s Markets. Much of the land is forested or pasture, with about 6 acres of rich cultivated gardens. The farm has been in operation there for 20 years, building … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Farm Sharing Opportunity near Edgewood, B.C.

FARM JOB: ARMSTRONG, BC – Pilgrims’ Produce, Market Garden Farm Worker

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 01, 2020

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Pilgrims’ Produce, near Armstrong and Vernon, BC, is seeking a Market Garden Farm Worker for the 2020 season! This established certified organic farm is fun, peaceful, inspiring, hard-work and rewarding! ABOUT PILGRIMS’ PRODUCE We offer a large variety of vegetables, fruits, berries and nuts mainly to folks in our local community via: Farmer’s Markets, our own CSA box program, U-Pick as well as other local outlets. Just minutes to Vernon and Armstrong at the base of Eagle Rock cliff face we farm 13.7 acres using a few tractors and lots of man (and woman) power. With 6 high tunnel greenhouses along with field crops, … Continue reading FARM JOB: ARMSTRONG, BC – Pilgrims’ Produce, Market Garden Farm Worker

Okanagan Land Opportunity Roundup: April 2020

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on April 01, 2020

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Opportunities from the Okanagan Land Matcher Here’s a round up of some of the properties that are available through the BC Land Matching Program for your farming future in the dreamy Okanagan, Shuswap, and Thompson Nicola regions! Whether you are looking for a small sized urban plot close to markets or a massive parcel for a large scale grain operation; a place you could park your tiny home, or somewhere that is all set up and ready to plant this week, there is something on this list for you. South Okanagan NARAMATA: 6. 5 Acre Apple Orchard Seeking Creative, Organic Farmers … Continue reading Okanagan Land Opportunity Roundup: April 2020

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Brass Bell Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on March 30, 2020

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Young Agrarians is celebrating the sixth 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. We love to profile our program participants and celebrate their efforts! My name is Amber Rowse-Robinson from Brass Bell Farm and my Mentor is Blake Hall from Prairie Gold Meats in Alberta.  Where do you farm? I farm in Sooke, BC.  What do you farm? I raise and sell heritage breed grass-fed beef and pastured chicken. What inspired you … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Brass Bell Farm

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 150 acres with housing, Vinsulla, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on March 26, 2020

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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 LAND This 150 acre large parcel of farm land has been farmed for the last 30 years. Mostly it has been in hay production, occasionally used as pasture for 100 head of cattle and had a brief stint as a ginseng field during the 90’s!  It is located on the Yellowhead Highway, just north of Kamloops and backs on to the Thompson River. The land is fully fenced and has irrigation … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 150 acres with housing, Vinsulla, BC

Land Opportunity: Off-grid Ranch in the Beautiful Bulkley canyon, Hazelton BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on March 25, 2020

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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 OPPORTUNITY What do you want out of life? If your answer is to live in harmony with nature, contribute to a sustainable local food system, and have endless opportunities to learn more about everything going on around you, then the Hazeltons are a good choice for settling down. Our homestead/farm is a lifelong project and we are only 10 years in. We’re new enough to the land here that there are … Continue reading Land Opportunity: Off-grid Ranch in the Beautiful Bulkley canyon, Hazelton BC