Blog Category: Business

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Clutch Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on May 10, 2022

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! Hi, I’m Mel Weston, part of Clutch … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Clutch Farm

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Suelo & Faa

Posted by Melanie Buffel on May 04, 2022

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! My name is Teresa Porter. I operate … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Suelo & Faa

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – City Beet Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on April 26, 2022

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! Hello! My name is Liana, I use … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – City Beet Farm

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Gibsons Farm Produce

Posted by Melanie Buffel on April 20, 2022

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! My name is Alisha M’Lot, and I … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Gibsons Farm Produce

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – A Rocha

Posted by Melanie Buffel on April 15, 2022

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! My name is Carly Richardson, I manage … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – A Rocha

BUSINESS FOR SALE: Salmon Arm, BC – Wild Flight Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 07, 2022 2 Comments

BUSINESS FOR SALE!          Wild Flight Farm Ltd.          $445,000 A longstanding, successful, organic, market vegetable business in Mara, BC (near Salmon Arm and Enderby) in the North Okanagan/Shuswap This is a unique opportunity for someone with extensive market vegetable farming experience ready to commit to organic vegetable production as a career by purchasing an established, successful, income-generating business with an excellent reputation in the community. Wild Flight Farm Ltd. was created as an operating company to make it easier for a new farmer to acquire an organic, market vegetable farming enterprise. The company … Continue reading BUSINESS FOR SALE: Salmon Arm, BC – Wild Flight Farm

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Wild Bee Florals

Posted by Melanie Buffel on March 24, 2022

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! My name is Thanushi Eagalle and my … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Wild Bee Florals

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Thimble Mountain Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on March 16, 2022

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. We are thrilled to introduce you to the farmers in our  2022 Mentee Cohort and hear about their farms and their plans for the season ahead.  For more information about the BMN please see our YA Business Page. Applications open in fall 2022! Hello everyone, my name is Skye Fletcher … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Thimble Mountain Farm

How to Apply for Farm Grants in Canada

Posted by Rachel Spruston on January 17, 2022 4 Comments

As a new farmer, access to capital in the early years of operation, or during periods of significant change such as farm transition or expansion, can be a challenge. The good news is, there are many grants available for new farmers in Canada, and we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourites below, as well as tips for applying. This post was inspired by and based on the generous expertise of Andrew Rosychuk of Rosy Farms, a regenerative haskap farm in Alberta and a speaker for our Business Bootcamp. Over the course of his farming career Andrew has become … Continue reading How to Apply for Farm Grants in Canada

Wage Subsidy Programs for Farms in Canada

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 06, 2022

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. Youth Employment and Skills Program for Agriculture (YES) The YES program provides a wage subsidy to employers who hire youth (15 to 30) for agricultural jobs. The program offers support for 50% of wages to a maximum of $14,000. If approved, the following employers are eligible to receive 80% of total eligible costs, up to … Continue reading Wage Subsidy Programs for Farms in Canada