Blog Category: Saskatchewan

MEET YOUR FUTURE FARMERS – 2024 YA APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

Posted by Lourdes Still on May 30, 2024

Meet your future farmers! The latest cohort of the Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program has landed on their host farms in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. The apprentices in each province recently got together for orientation weekend to get acquainted and connect over their shared passion for nature and regenerative agriculture. Their time together involved sharing farm-sourced meals, farm chores (like milking a goat!), hikes, bonfires, and guided city tours with local businesses that are food grower advocates. It was time well spent building new friendships as they prepared for the season ahead on their host farms. Join us in … Continue reading MEET YOUR FUTURE FARMERS – 2024 YA APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

JUNE 8, 2024: LANIGAN, SK – Farm Tour and Potluck at Grovenland Farm

Posted by Lourdes Still on May 15, 2024

You’re invited to a farm tour and potluck at Grovenland Farm in Lanigan, Saskatchewan! Grovenland is a host farm in the Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program specializing in pastured livestock and seasonal vegetables. Three generations farm together using Holistic Management practices. Come check out this diverse family farm and celebrate the start of the summer season! WHEN: June 8, 2024 | 1-4:30pm LOCATION: Treaty 6 Territory. Google map coordinates here. DIRECTIONS: To find us from Saskatoon or Lanigan: We are just 5.5 miles off the #16 highway between the Guernsey mine and Lanigan, directly south/opposite the junction of #20 (that leads to … Continue reading JUNE 8, 2024: LANIGAN, SK – Farm Tour and Potluck at Grovenland Farm

SEPT 14, 2024: MOOSE JAW, SK – Farm Tour and BBQ Potluck at Wakamow Valley Community Food Farm

Posted by Lourdes Still on May 13, 2024

You’re invited to a farm tour and BBQ potluck in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan! Join us for an afternoon celebrating summer’s bounty at Wakamow Valley Community Food Farm. The Wakamow Valley Community Food Farm is a one-acre garden and orchard that hosts farm tours and educational workshops to help strengthen local food systems and gardening knowledge. Come for the tour, stay for new community connections, storytelling, and the BBQ potluck. We’ll also learn about the YA Apprenticeship Program and hear from Danilo, a participant in the program. WHEN: Saturday, September 14, 2024 | 12-4pm LOCATION: Treaty 4 Territory. Mosaic Community Food … Continue reading SEPT 14, 2024: MOOSE JAW, SK – Farm Tour and BBQ Potluck at Wakamow Valley Community Food Farm

Position filled! National Policy Coordinator

Posted by Taina Uitto on May 01, 2024

Young Agrarians is hiring a National Policy Coordinator! Location:  Remote office in Canada, with a preference for a bilingual Ontario or Quebec based lead. Please indicate where you live on your application. Deadline for Applications: End of day May 20th, 2024. This position will start when we find the right candidate. The National Policy Coordinator will play a crucial facilitation role in convening to advance policies and programming to support new and young farmers in Canada.   The ideal candidate has experience in building reports and public communication materials, as well as convening stakeholders online and through in-person events towards common … Continue reading Position filled! National Policy Coordinator

Position Filled! E-Learning & Website Support

Posted by Taina Uitto on April 10, 2024

Young Agrarians is hiring for an E-Learning and Website Support role. Location: Remote office in Western Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba). Please indicate where you live on your application. Deadline for Applications: 5pm PST, April 28, 2024. This position will start when we find the right candidate. Are websites and content management your jam? Are you a person that gets joy from finding creative ways to design online learning materials? Would you consider yourself a computer-savvy, process-oriented person who can’t wait to check things off of your to-do list? If you have this magic mix of skills then … Continue reading Position Filled! E-Learning & Website Support

FARM JOB: Blaine Lake, SK – Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, 2 Billion Trees Project Lead Hand

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on March 21, 2024

Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan is seeking a 2 Billion Trees Project Lead Hand! ABOUT Muskeg Lake Cree Nation Muskeg Lake Cree Nation is located approximately 100km north of Saskatoon, located in the beautiful aspen parkland zone. Our community started a 2.5-acre Food Forest in 2018, and last year completed a “capacity building” grant for the 2 Billion Tree project, which allowed us to purchase and construct a 26×96 foot tree nursery greenhouse, as well as start 50,000 seedlings. We are committed to growing and planting at minimum 50,000 trees per year. We have various equipment; small … Continue reading FARM JOB: Blaine Lake, SK – Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, 2 Billion Trees Project Lead Hand

YA Business Mentorship Network – Tuff Ranching

Posted by Tori Ames on March 12, 2024 1 Comment

Tuff Ranching

Young Agrarians is celebrating the tenth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program in BC and the second year of the program in the Prairies! If you are a new farmer or the next generation to take on your family farm and need support to figure out the business aspects of your farm consider applying for the 2024/2025 cohort. The BMN offers business mentorships to a diverse array of new and young farmers/ranchers/producers. Through one-on-one mentorship, peer networks and online workshops new farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. Apply for the 2024/2025 program here – applications processed … Continue reading YA Business Mentorship Network – Tuff Ranching

FARM JOB: Saskatoon, Sk – the askîy project, urban agriculture intern

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on March 05, 2024

The askîy project in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is seeking an urban agriculture intern! ABOUT the askîy project The askîy project is an internship-based urban agriculture project in the core neighbourhoods of Saskatoon, SK (Treaty 6 Territory and home of the Metis Nation). Each season Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth learn together about growing, harvesting, and selling vegetables, herbs and flowers. The project’s five key focus areas are: growing food and food skills, enhancing cultural connections, promoting environmental sustainability, fostering social enterprise, and engaging youth. The work is human-powered; hand tools and drip irrigation are used. The program is part of CHEP Good … Continue reading FARM JOB: Saskatoon, Sk – the askîy project, urban agriculture intern

2023 Prairies Mixer Recap

Posted by Lourdes Still on February 09, 2024

What an incredible Prairies Mixer weekend! Thank you to everyone who has participated and supported this gathering. The Young Agrarians (YA) team hosted 94 attendees across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba for community building, knowledge sharing, and storytelling.  Everyone’s enthusiasm to meet new folks, reconnect with their farming acquaintances and eagerness to learn new things made the event buzzing with energy. We had an incredible line-up of engaging speakers and a variety of topics that captivated the audience, ensuring a dynamic and enriching event for all in attendance. The mixer’s theme, Rooted: Grow Deep helped foster meaningful connections and conversations, creating … Continue reading 2023 Prairies Mixer Recap

MAR 11, 2024: ONLINE – Finding Farmland on the Prairies: Land Access through Conservation

Posted by Fred Reibin on February 08, 2024

Are you dreaming of growing food on the prairies? Have you been dropping hints to your friends to join you? Looking for land, but don’t know how to make it a reality? The third of three stories on how to find farmland on the prairies features Ross MacDonald of 98 Ranch – Ross is a first-generation rancher and professional agrologist in southern Saskatchewan. 98 Ranch Inc. is a 5,000 acre ranch that produces grass-fed beef and strives for grassland and related wildlife habitat conservation. Ross was able to access his land through conservation initiatives.  He is actively engaged with the … Continue reading MAR 11, 2024: ONLINE – Finding Farmland on the Prairies: Land Access through Conservation