Blog Category: Education

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: BINSCARTH, MB – GRIP-FAST FARMS

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on December 08, 2020

Are you an aspiring rancher looking to gain an ecological cattle and goat management experience?  Grip-Fast Farms is excited to offer an apprenticeship just for you. About the Farm Grip-Fast Farms is located on Treaty 2 territory, near Binscarth, MB. Grip-Fast Farms is a fourth generation family farm operation. The farm is a mixed operation with a focus on regenerative agriculture. Currently they have a herd of about 100 cows and 20 goats on 6 quarters of owned land and they rent an additional 300 acres as well. They produce grass finished beef and goat which is marketed direct to … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: BINSCARTH, MB – GRIP-FAST FARMS

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Minto, MB – Rourke Farms Ltd. Organics

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on December 04, 2020

Do you want to build your skill, knowledge, and experience in organic grain farming? Rourke Farms LTD. Organics is offering an apprenticeship to take a step into the world of larger scale grain production, both conventional and organic. About the Farm Rourke Farm is located near Minto, MB. Rourke Farms  is an organic grain farm made up of David, Diane, Don (their son), Dorian (their daughter) and Dorian’s husband, John, plus a couple of hired hands. They are a big farm with lots of people and a diversity of learning opportunities.  Rourke Farms is continually improving and more and more … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Minto, MB – Rourke Farms Ltd. Organics

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Bangor, SK – Richards Family Farm

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on December 04, 2020

Are you an aspiring rancher looking to gain experience of managing cattle in a way that’s good for the planet?  Richards Family Farm and Livestock is excited to offer an apprenticeship just for you. About the Farm Richards Family Farm is located on Treaty 4 territory, near Bangor SK.  Garry, his wife Lynn, and their 3 children, Rebekah, Evan, and Caroline operate a mixed grain and cattle farm. Their goal is to have a resilient, low risk, profitable farm that creates healthy food, healthy ecosystems, and healthy people. Their family farm is 118 years old and now encompasses a 500 cow-calf herd and additional … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Bangor, SK – Richards Family Farm

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Lisieux, SK – Sage Valley Farm

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on December 04, 2020

Are you an aspiring gardener, beekeeper, or livestock keepers looking to gain the hands-on skills and experience before starting your own farming business? Sage Valley Farm is excited to offer a meaningful apprenticeship to help you on your farming journey. About the Farm Located on Treaty 4 territory, South, Central Saskatchewan Sage Valley Farm is a 4th generation farm. They raise pigs, chickens (for meat and eggs), ducks, turkeys and cows. All the animals are pasture raised free of antibiotics. The meat bird chicks usually arrive early April and are brooded in outdoor, moveable brooder boxes. They  butcher their birds … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Lisieux, SK – Sage Valley Farm

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Calgary, AB – Dirtboys Urban Farming

Posted by Kolby Peterson on December 02, 2020

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on an urban farm, learning about market gardening and creating opportunities for people to grow their own food? Join Michael Gavin for an apprenticeship at Dirtboys Urban Farming. About the Farm Dirtboys Urban farming has been running for about 6 years, though this is the second year that Michael has been running the farm. It was originally started by Dennis Scaland who also was a founding member of YYCGrowers farming co-op. The goal of Dirtboys is to grow produce for the Calgary community, which is mainly sold through a Community Supported … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Calgary, AB – Dirtboys Urban Farming

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Wildwood, AB – Stonepost Farms

Posted by Kolby Peterson on November 30, 2020

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on a diversified farm, learning about market gardening and raising mixed livestock? Join Becky and John for a farming apprenticeship at Stonepost Farms. About the Farm John and Becky Doherty purchased what is now Stonepost Farms in 2016 and have been busily expanding their farm business since. They raise an impressive assortment of livestock, including chickens, laying hens, pigs, cows, turkeys, and the tiniest of them all – honeybees. They also grow veggies for markets and a CSA program. It’s a happening place! John and Becky are continually seeking ways to … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Wildwood, AB – Stonepost Farms

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Mayerthorpe, AB – Backwoods Buffalo Ranch

Posted by Kolby Peterson on November 30, 2020

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 2021: Mayerthorpe, AB – Backwoods Buffalo Ranch

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Cartwright, MB – Fresh Roots Farm

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on November 26, 2020

Are you an aspiring farmer who wants to gain experience growing amazing food for an amazing community? Fresh Roots Farm is excited to offer a meaningful apprenticeship to help you on your farming journey. About the Farm Fresh Roots Farm is located on Treaty 1 territory near Cartwright, MB.  Michelle Schram and Troy Stozek have been farming since 2011, on a quarter section inherited from Michelle’s grandparents. They decided to try and make a living from the land, laying down “fresh roots” along with optimism for a modern yet traditional style of food production. They rent another quarter section from Michelle’s … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Cartwright, MB – Fresh Roots Farm

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