Blog Category: Saskatchewan

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!

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: North Battleford, SK – Katerynych Family Farm

Posted by Alieka Beckett on January 15, 2023

Are you an aspiring grain grower looking to gain experience in organic grain farming? The Katerynych Family Farm is excited to offer an apprenticeship just for you? About the Farm Katerynych Family Farm is located on Treaty 6 territory, near North Battleford SK.  David Katerynych operates a 1500-acre organic gluten-free farm on a regenerative path in northwest Saskatchewan.  The farm is currently experimenting with different cover crops in addition to introducing animal integration. Their busy season is April/May through to Nov/Dec. On Katerynych farm there will be opportunities for formal as well as informal learning.  Apprentices will learn modern organic … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: North Battleford, SK – Katerynych Family Farm

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: Foam Lake, SK – Springer Family Farm

Posted by Alieka Beckett on January 09, 2023 2 Comments

Are you an aspiring rancher looking to gain experience in regenerative farming integrating biodiversity through intercropping, cattle, composting, and bees! in a way that’s good for the planet?  Springer Family Farm is excited to offer an apprenticeship just for you. About the Farm Springer Family Farm is located on Treaty 4 territory, near Foam Lake SK.  Kris Springer, and his wife Jay,  operate a mixed grain and cattle farm.  Biodiversity is at the core of the Springer family farm, focused on growing diverse cash crops, cover crops for grazing, and feed crops.  Kris incorporates crop rotation with vermi -extract, compost … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: Foam Lake, SK – Springer Family Farm

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: MINTON, SK – AXTEN FARMS

Posted by Alieka Beckett on December 21, 2022

Are you looking for a farming adventure in the full cycle of growing and harvesting multiple grains to a finished food product check out Axten Farms. ABOUT AXTEN FARMS Axten Farms is located near Minton, Saskatchewan on Treaty 4 Territory Derek and Tannis Axten own and operate Axten Farms which has been in Derek’s family for over a century.  With dry, fragile soils, and limited rainfall they made it their mission to “be loyal to the soil” and regenerate their soil life.  Axten farms’ goal is to regenerate the health and vitality of the soil, themselves, the farm, and their … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: MINTON, SK – AXTEN FARMS

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: MOOSE JAW, SK – WAKAMOW FREE FOOD FARM

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on December 05, 2022 2 Comments

Have you dreamed of growing lots of good vegetables for low or no-income folks? The dream is real with the Wakamow Free Food Farm, they serve the community with organically grown veggies! Learn to garden with knowledgeable and kind people in the structure of a non-profit model. Come to the beautiful Wakamow Valley to garden all season long in 2023! ABOUT THE WAKAMOW FREE FOOD FARM Wakamow Free Food Farm is located in Moose Jaw, SK– Treaty 4 Territory The Free Food Farm is a one-acre piece of land located within the city limits of Moose Jaw. They produce between … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: MOOSE JAW, SK – WAKAMOW FREE FOOD FARM

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: LANIGAN, SK – GROVENLAND FARM

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on December 05, 2022

Are you looking for a farming adventure for getting your hands and boots dirty? Grovenland Farm is a fun place to be full of plant and animal diversity! Lisa & Ben are great farm mentors and are welcoming new apprentices for the 2023 growing season…  Denise, Jacob, Caleb, Ben, Felix, Lisa, John ABOUT Grovenland Farm Grovenland is located near Lanigan, Saskatchewan on the edge of Treaty 4 & 6 Three generations farm together at Grovenland Farm. In 2011, Lisa and Ben Martens Bartel moved from Winnipeg to the family farm to begin a new farming story with Ben’s parents, John … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: LANIGAN, SK – GROVENLAND FARM

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

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: WOOD MOUNTAIN, SK – UPLAND ORGANICS

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on November 22, 2022

Open skies and grassland diversity at its finest near Grassland National Park, farmers Allison and Cody welcome you to come to learn about organic and regenerative farming! Get out onto the land for a beautiful and fun farming adventure in 2023. ABOUT UPLAND ORGANICS Upland is located near Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan – Treaty 4 Territory Allison and Cody farm over 2000 acres and produce several crop types including pulses, cereals, and oilseeds. They live in the heart of the grasslands and brought cattle into their farm rotation to promote diversity and healthy soils. They moved onto the land in 2010 … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: WOOD MOUNTAIN, SK – UPLAND ORGANICS