Blog Category: Business

Wage Subsidy Programs for Farms in Canada

Posted by Moss Dance on January 06, 2021

Wage Subsidies for Farms in Canada

2021 WAGE SUBSIDY PROGRAMS FOR FARMS Are you a farm looking for a wage subsidy to hire labour? Here are several federally and regionally-funded programs to consider. Make sure to read the eligibility requirements carefully, as some subsidies are not allowed to be combined with others. Canada Summer Jobs Canada Summer Jobs is an initiative of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, which aims to provide flexible and holistic services to support all young Canadians develop the skills and gain paid work experience to successfully transition in the labour market. The Canada Summer Jobs program objectives align with the redesigned … Continue reading Wage Subsidy Programs for Farms in Canada

FARM JOB: HALKIRK, AB – LAZY T FARM, CHICKEN BOSS

Posted by Kolby Peterson on December 16, 2020

ABOUT THE POSITION Lazy T Farm raises pastured poultry and is looking for a chicken boss! You would get to be fully involved in our pastured poultry enterprise, learning and helping with our process from chick to freezer for two rounds of birds. This position would start early May and end in September; we can be slightly flexible with dates. We are looking for someone who is interested in regenerative farming and passionate about how the pastured chicken system can improve the land, provide a better life for the birds and a better eating experience for our customers. You would … Continue reading FARM JOB: HALKIRK, AB – LAZY T FARM, CHICKEN BOSS

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

Online Marketplaces for Farmers and Food Producers in BC

Posted by Hailey Troock on December 04, 2020

Are you an enterprising farmer or food producer looking for more ways to sell your locally-made products online, to your community and beyond? Read on! In other blog posts, we cover general ecommerce tricks, tips and tools and small farm software tools for farmers and food producers. These resources are helpful for anyone in and outside of BC! In BC, multiple online platforms, directories and marketplaces where farmers and food producers (and other businesses!) can sell their fare have popped up in the last year to address increased demands for buying local, including healthy food. This post features two of … Continue reading Online Marketplaces for Farmers and Food Producers in BC

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Digable Roots

Posted by Melanie Buffel on December 02, 2020

Young Agrarians is celebrating the seventh 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 are wrapping up with our 2020 Mentee Cohort and are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! Megan Henwood and Callum Bottrell  are the owners of Digable Roots in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island and are participants in the 2020 Young Agrarians Business Mentorship Network Program. What were … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Digable Roots

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Brass Bell Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on November 18, 2020

Young Agrarians is celebrating the seventh 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. Applications are now open for our BMN 2021 Mentee Cohort. Find more information and an application form here. Deadline to apply has been extended to November 20th, 2020.  We are wrapping up with our 2020 Mentee Cohort and are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! Amber Rowse- Robinson is … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Brass Bell Farm

VANCOUVER, BC : City Beet Farm is for Sale!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 12, 2020

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ABOUT THE FARM City Beet Farm is a multi-site urban farm that was established in Vancouver, BC in 2013. We grow vegetables and flowers on front and backyards in Mount Pleasant, Riley Park and Southlands, with our current growing space being a little under 0.5 acre. City Beet is a unique farming model focused on building urban food security and community engagement. City Beet sells produce primarily through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model in addition to a weekly pop-up market in partnership with The Federal Store, and wholesale relationships. Since 2016, City Beet has been co-owned and operated by … Continue reading VANCOUVER, BC : City Beet Farm is for Sale!

*NEW* B.C. TRANSITION TOOLKIT FOR NON-FAMILY FARM TRANSFER

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 09, 2020

It’s here! We are very excited to release the Young Agrarians B.C. Transition Toolkit for Non-Family Farm Transfer. It’s a resource kit for anyone curious about – or neck-deep in – alternative ways to transition land and farms from one generation to the next. Accessing land for farming can be challenging to say the least. Over the last seven years that we’ve been offering land access support, we’ve heard stories from seasoned farmers struggling to see a way to pass their farm on to the next generation, and from the next generation struggling to find a way into agriculture.  Fortunately … Continue reading *NEW* B.C. TRANSITION TOOLKIT FOR NON-FAMILY FARM TRANSFER

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Thimbleberry Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on November 09, 2020

Young Agrarians is celebrating the seventh 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. Applications are now open for our BMN 2021 Mentee Cohort. Find more information and an application form here. Deadline to apply has been extended to November 20th, 2020.  We are wrapping up with our 2020 Mentee Cohort and are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! Vicky Serafini is the … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Thimbleberry Farm

BC FUNDING: Small and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 04, 2020

Small and medium-sized businesses are vital to British Columbia’s economy. The Small and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant program provides fully-funded grants to businesses to ensure they have the support they need during and beyond COVID-19. How the program works The Small and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant program will invest up to $300 million in targeted financial support for some of the hardest hit businesses in B.C. that employ between two and 149 B.C. residents and have experienced declines in revenue since March 10, 2020. Grants of $10,000 to $30,000 are available. An additional $5,000 to $10,000 grant is available to eligible tourism-related businesses that have … Continue reading BC FUNDING: Small and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant