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YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Ninette, MB – Luna Field Farm

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on November 24, 2020

Do you dream of being a full time farmer and growing food for your community? Luna Field Farm is excited to offer a hands-on apprenticeship to help you on your farming journey. About the Farm Luna Field Farm is located on Treaty 1 territory near Ninette, MB.  Luna Field Farm is a pasture (grass)-based livestock farm operated by Wian Prinsloo and Lydia Carpenter. The farm is run on several hundred acres of grazing pasture land in southwestern Manitoba. Through an ecological lens they focus on the health of their livestock, pastures [plants], and soils, recognizing that “we are what we eat, from the ground up!”  … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Ninette, MB – Luna Field Farm

SAANICH, BC: Apply for the Farmpreneur program at the Sandown Centre

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 20, 2020

Calling all future farmpreneurs on the Saanich peninsula: The Sandown Centre for Regenerative Agriculture is launching its FARMPRENEUR supported incubator plot program for the 2021 growing season. We know that being a successful farm is more than just growing food; being a farmpreneur also means building a healthy business mindset. Our Farmpreneur supported incubator plot comes with a land lease, shared production amenities, support getting to market, farming and business mentors, guest & site visits from experts working in the field, and opportunities to participate in agri-tourism events like food festivals and farm-to-fork dinners. This is a short window to … Continue reading SAANICH, BC: Apply for the Farmpreneur program at the Sandown Centre

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Brandon, MB – South Glanton Farms

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on November 18, 2020

Do you want to spend a summer immersed regenerative farming? South Glanton Farms is excited to offer a hands-on apprenticeship just for you. About the Farm South Glanton Farms is a third generation family farm including Ryan, Sarah, Piper and Bingham, Jim, Joanne and Janelle Boyd and their full time employee Connor English. The farm is located north of Brandon, Manitoba near Forrest. Their goal is to produce healthy food while improving our local landscape and community while providing a rewarding life to their family. South Glanton Farms is working towards a system that is self sufficient and regenerating, requiring minimal outside … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Brandon, MB – South Glanton Farms

Dec 3: WEBINAR – New On-Farm Slaughter Regulations in Alberta

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 16, 2020

The new On-Farm Slaughter Operation License under the Meat Inspection Act and Meat Inspection Regulation offers exciting opportunities for farmers in Alberta. Learn about what this means for you and get your questions answered at this free webinar.  WHEN: December 3rd, 2020 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm WHERE: Online. Join us from the comfort of your couch, office, tractor, compost heap – wherever you find yourself able to tune in! RSVP:  Register for this FREE online webinar here https://bit.ly/3lvyclL. You’ll receive a link to join the session either by computer, mobile or phone. This workshop will cover: On-Farm Slaughter Operation License – Sandy Stafford … Continue reading Dec 3: WEBINAR – New On-Farm Slaughter Regulations in Alberta

*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

January 2021: ONLINE – Columbia Basin Mixer

Posted by Alex on November 05, 2020

Join us online for farm workshops and networking at Columbia Basin Mixer! This year’s mixer will be hosted virtually throughout the month of January. Although we are not able to gather in person, we’re excited to bring you a stellar line-up of speakers from across the Columbia Basin and beyond! Join us for discussions about growing your farm, building diversified and resilient markets, climate mitigation, winter veggies, and more. We’ll also have online networking events and a farmer yoga session. The Mixer will be hosted in the Columbia Basin but is open to everyone who wants to join! In the … Continue reading January 2021: ONLINE – Columbia Basin Mixer

OCT 28 – NOV 28: ONLINE – National Farmers Union Convention

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 02, 2020

About the National Farmers Union Convention 2020 What a year 2020 has been! Throughout, the National Farmers Union has continued to work diligently on behalf of family and cooperative farmers and progressive eaters and thinkers across Canada.  calling for measures to support family and cooperative farms fighting for farmers and farmers markets to be recognized as essential services highlighting the importance of localized food systems speaking for the health of all workers in the food system including farmers, migrant workers, inspectors and processors In addition, the NFU has created a Vision of a post-COVID Food System that we look forward … Continue reading OCT 28 – NOV 28: ONLINE – National Farmers Union Convention

WATCH: Setting Your Price for Your Food Product Webinar – Government of Manitoba

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 02, 2020

Have you figured out what you want to grow but haven’t figured out what you should sell it for?  The Government of Manitoba put together some great webinars of pricing your product. Check out these recorded videos to think through what will work for you. Part 1: Setting price for farmers markets, retailers and wholesalers. Calculating Cost of Goods and break even. More on pricing strategy Part 2: Selling to wholesalers, distributors and retailers Using the Manitoba Pricing Tool Setting up promotions Part 3: Strategy for selling to customers in retail setting More on pricing strategies with retailers Part 4: … Continue reading WATCH: Setting Your Price for Your Food Product Webinar – Government of Manitoba

Nov 5 – 26: Regenerative Ag Month – Manitoba Grasslands and Forage Association

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 30, 2020

MFGA’s Regenerative Ag Conference will be delivered as a month long on-line celebration of Regen Ag Farming in Manitoba, focussing on soil health, producer prosperity! When: Thursday Nights in November Where: Online. Register here.  What: A month-long celebration featuring one keynote speaker per week – all free of charge and live as it happens. The format for each 120-minute presentation includes the following: 45-minute Video customized to a Made-in-Manitoba focus Live Q&A Session moderated by MFGA leaders Local Producer Panel Thursday, November 5, 2020 7pm – 9pm DIANA RODGERS – Live & Online “Sacred Cow” Presentation – watch the trailer Internationally-recognized Diana … Continue reading Nov 5 – 26: Regenerative Ag Month – Manitoba Grasslands and Forage Association

Apply Now for KPU Farm Schools 2021

Posted by Michalina Hunter on October 22, 2020

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University Farm Schools is accepting applications for their 2021 Tsawwassen First Nation and Richmond Farm School programs! All backgrounds and experiences welcome, no prerequisites required. Click Here to Apply – kpu.ca/farmschools   KPU Farm Schools consists of Tsawwassen First Nation and Richmond. Each farm school offers its own distinct 7-8 month program that provides students with a strong foundation in the principals and practices of regenerative farming. These programs focus on hands on, experiential learning alongside industry professionals, supported by classroom learning to prepare students for a career in the industry.  Which Farm School is right for you? Tsawwassen First … Continue reading Apply Now for KPU Farm Schools 2021