Blog Category: Alberta

2023 PRAIRIES BUSINESS MENTORSHIP NETWORK – APPLY!

Posted by Melanie Buffel on January 25, 2023

Ready to Grow Your Farm Business? Are you a young (or young at heart) animal or vegetable producer living in Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba? Are you operating a new farm and looking for guidance to grow your business? Young Agrarians is excited to announce the expansion of our successful Business Mentorship Network into the Prairie provinces! This program pairs new and seasoned farmers together to cultivate the skills for running ecologically sustainable and financially viable businesses. Mentors support you to dig into the business of farming and lay the groundwork for your farm’s long term viability.  What You Get: As … Continue reading 2023 PRAIRIES BUSINESS MENTORSHIP NETWORK – APPLY!

FARM JOB: Lake Country, British Columbia – Rose Hill Orchard, Orchard Lead, Orchard Crew, Market Lead and Market Crew

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on January 23, 2023

Rose Hill Orchard in Lake Country, British Columbia is seeking a Orchard Lead and Orchard Crew, Market Lead, and Market Crew! ABOUT Rose Hill Orchard Rose Hill Orchard is a 10-acre mixed fruit orchard in Lake Country, BC. We grow cherries, apples, peaches, plums, grapes, walnuts, haskaps and strawberries. We sell our fruit through our popular u-pick program, as well as in our on-farm market, through our value added products, our fresh pressed juice, and our outdoor cafe. We open our gate to the public from June to November and welcome guests from all over the world providing a look … Continue reading FARM JOB: Lake Country, British Columbia – Rose Hill Orchard, Orchard Lead, Orchard Crew, Market Lead and Market Crew

FEB 10-12: Lloydminster, AB – Western Canadian Holistic Management Canada Conference

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 16, 2023

A conference for everyone involved in growing healthy lands, people and communities. Join us in Lloydminster February 10 – 12, 2023 for the Western Canadian Holistic Management Conference. What to Expect: Practical Tools for Your Farm Holistic Management educates and empowers people to make socially, environmentally and financially sound decisions. Take home new ideas and practices to improve your land and your business. Inspiring Community Known for attracting an amazing community of people who work with the land this is the place to meet farmers, ranchers and land managers who are exploring new practices, ways of thinking and supporting the paradigm … Continue reading FEB 10-12: Lloydminster, AB – Western Canadian Holistic Management Canada Conference

YA Apprenticeship 2023: Carseland, AB – Carrots by Cam

Posted by Kolby Peterson on December 22, 2022

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on an organic vegetable farm known for the unmatched flavour of its veggies? Are you wanting to learn about growing a variety of root veggies using organic soil stewardship? Cam has been on the land for over 50 years, and is looking forward to working with someone who wants to learn how to feed others and preserve healthy farmland. About the Farm Carrots by Cam grows a diversity of root vegetables (though the main focus is on carrots) for retail, delivery services, and restaurants in partnership with Poplar Bluff Organics. Cam … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2023: Carseland, AB – Carrots by Cam

Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program: Meet-A-Mentor Night!

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 14, 2022

YA Apprenticeship Program Meet the Mentors Night Jan 11

The Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program invites you to attend Meet-A-Mentor Night! If you would like to meet some of YA’s amazing mentors, ask questions about their farm, and learn more about the kinds of apprenticeships they are offering, please attend one (or all!) of our online mentor gatherings. Monday, December 19, 2022 6 pm MST/7 pm CST  RSVP to receive the Dec 16 zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvceugpjMvEtQ35LrgTpp8-D0jEvvvg34x Who will be there? Triple Lyoness Farm, Boundy Farms, Root and Regenerate Farm, Axten Farm, Dog’s Run Farm, Upland Organics, 350 Farms, Green Beach Farm & more! Wednesday, January 11 6 pm MST/7 pm … Continue reading Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program: Meet-A-Mentor Night!

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: Westlock, AB – Triple Lyoness Farm

Posted by Kolby Peterson on December 05, 2022

Are you an aspiring farmer looking for an adventure on a family farm, raising cattle and other mixed livestock? Join Triple Lyoness Farm for a farm apprenticeship! About the Farm Triple Lyoness Farm is a mixed operation, primarily raising beef cattle (cow-calf and backgrounding steers), and also raising broiler chickens and turkeys on pasture in the summer, along with outdoor pigs and laying hens. Meat sales are farm-direct for retail and wholesale, and they have an on-farm slaughter license. Their goal is to ethically raise livestock to produce healthy, tasty meat products for their community. Livestock are kept year round, … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: Westlock, AB – Triple Lyoness Farm

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: Mayerthorpe, AB – Backwoods Buffalo Ranch

Posted by Kolby Peterson on November 30, 2022 6 Comments

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on a diversified farm? Are you wanting to learn about raising pastured livestock, including Plains Bison? Backwoods Buffalo Ranch is offering a unique farming apprenticeship; join their team! About the Farm Backwoods Buffalo Ranch is owned and operated by Chad and Laurie Trigg, a Metis family from rural Mayerthorpe, Alberta. Backwoods is an organically minded ranch and homestead situated on 320 stunning acres of natural Alberta prairie grasses, striking woods, rolling hills and scenic river views. They raise a variety of proteins including: pastured Pure Plains Bison, Pastured Pork, Pastured Chicken … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: Mayerthorpe, AB – Backwoods Buffalo Ranch

YA Apprenticeship 2023: Red Deer, AB – Common Ground Garden Project

Posted by Kolby Peterson on November 28, 2022

About the Farm In partnership with the City of Red Deer, we operate two main urban agriculture project sites; Common Ground Garden Project (CGGP) and Piper Creek Restoration Agriculture Project (PCRAP). CGGP initiated in 2020 and is a 4-acre multi-phase, brownfield redevelopment located at the former Electric, Light & Power site in the southwest corner in the Capstone development area in downtown Red Deer. It consists of a number of interactive, accessible, above-ground, 4-season gardening spaces designed to be moveable and intends to increase food security, encourage social enterprise, share knowledge, and create social connections. We demonstrate 4-season growing through … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2023: Red Deer, AB – Common Ground Garden Project

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: Cold Lake, AB – 350 Farms

Posted by Kolby Peterson on November 28, 2022

350 Farms is a multi-faceted farm to learn about agritourism, pastured poultry, and a farrow-to-finish kunekune pig operation. If you are an aspiring farmer looking for a unique opportunity to grow your own food, interface with the public, and participate in culinary wizardry, then 350 Farms might be for you! About the Farm 350 Farms is a 160 acre farm, raising pastured meats and offering agri-tourism and farm-to-table culinary events. The farm has followed its owners, Kasey and Renaud, as they have moved around, but it has found its forever home near Bonnyville, Alberta. They are also spearheading Northeast Alberta’s … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: Cold Lake, AB – 350 Farms

FARM JOB: Prairies – Prairie Food System Vision, Solution Hub Animator

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on November 25, 2022

The Prairie Food System Vision Network is seeking a Solution Hub Animator! ABOUT The Prairie Food System Vision Network (PFSVN) is a recipient of the Rockefeller Foundations Food System Vision 2050 Prize. The network’s vision reimagines a prosperous, secure, just, and sustainable food system for the Prairies. We aim to bring together people, organizations, and institutions interested in transforming the food and agriculture system in Canada’s prairie region from an extractive model to a system of proven regenerative methods. Our vision aims to mitigate the impact of colonialism on the people and the land by changing the story about prairie … Continue reading FARM JOB: Prairies – Prairie Food System Vision, Solution Hub Animator