Blog Category: Events

#RISINGYOUTH community service grants

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 05, 2021

Do you have a simple project idea to support your community? #RisingYouth is a program led by TakingITGlobal that empowers young people aged 15 to 30 across Canada to give back to their community through grants of $250, $750, and $1,500. THEY HAVE THREE LEVELS OF GRANTS AVAILABLE: Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. You’ll hear from them within 30 days of applying! They are currently prioritizing grant applications that respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic. All grantees and projects must comply with applicable public health guidelines in their province or territory. Please postpone applications for any projects involving in-person … Continue reading #RISINGYOUTH community service grants

MAR 19-APR 20, 2021: NFU Collective Care Workshop Series

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 15, 2021

Collective Care Series Poster

Workshop 1: Layers of Mental Health March 19, 2021 (3 – 4:30pm PST) (4 – 5:30pm MST) (5 – 6:30pm CST) (6 – 7:30pm EST) (7 – 8:30pm AST) Just like an onion may develop super sweet flavours or tender gooey parts depending largely on the environments in which they’re grown, so too do farmers! Choose your layer-full plant and join us to get clearer on what mental health means to you, your peers, and how it is influenced, for better or worse, by the cultural structures in which we live. There will be opportunities to privately reflect with creative … Continue reading MAR 19-APR 20, 2021: NFU Collective Care Workshop Series

MAR 3-31 2021: Manitoba Horticulture School March 2021 Webinar Series

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on March 01, 2021

Horticulture School March 2021 Webinar Series The first webinar in the Horticulture School March 2021 Webinar Series will be held on: Wednesday March 3rd at 1:00 PM. The topic will be “Sweet Corn Production Part One – Planning for Sweet Corn Production & Beginning to Implement Your Plan”. After this first webinar, the Horticulture School Webinars Series will continue on every Wednesday in March; ·March 10th @ 1:00 PM: Sweet Corn Production Part Two – Completing the Implementation of Your Plan along with Harvesting, Marketing & Residue Management ·March 17th @ 1:00 PM: Passive Solar Greenhouses ·March 24th @ 1:00 PM: Hydroponic Cultivation … Continue reading MAR 3-31 2021: Manitoba Horticulture School March 2021 Webinar Series

MAR 4-24, 2021: SPEC Small Farm Sessions

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 26, 2021

SPEC Small Farm Session Poster 2021

The SPEC Small Farm Sessions are back for 2021 in a virtual format! 🐞🍃🌾 This March they are offering 3 interactive online sessions that they promise will not be your average zoom presentations! Register for 1 or all 3 – March 4, 8, and 24, from 10 am – 11:30 am for $5 – $10. These 1.5 hour sessions will give you a chance to ask experts specific questions, and receive advice on common challenges faced by farmers in Metro and the Fraser Valley. Session topics include sustainable soil management, integrated pest management and restoring degraded soils. You will also … Continue reading MAR 4-24, 2021: SPEC Small Farm Sessions

MARCH 3, 2021: Planning for Non-Family Farm Transition

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 26, 2021

Darcy Smith Land Matcher Metro Vancouver Fraser Valley

Join Darcy Smith for a webinar on Non-Family Farm Transition with the BC Ministry of Agriculture! Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Time: 11:00 am – 12:00pm Presenter: Darcy Smith, Young Agrarians Register: Register here Webinar Description: This webinar provides both current and entering farmers with a framework for understanding transition of farms and farmland outside the family, along with information and considerations about different possible pathways to non-family transition. In this webinar, Darcy will introduce concepts and tools to apply to alternative farm transition, from setting a vision to identifying models and assessing feasibility, as well as case stories that … Continue reading MARCH 3, 2021: Planning for Non-Family Farm Transition

MAR 15, 2021: Urban Farming Workshop Webinar (Victoria, BC)

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on February 24, 2021

Would you like to become an urban farmer and learn how to create your own agriculture business in the city? We’re excited to bring you this event where you will learn the basics of running your own farming business in an urban landscape! ABOUT THE EVENT Join us for a FREE virtual 3-hour workshop on urban farming March 15th at 5PM where you could learn about the basic skills needed to run a successful urban farm! During this time, we will discuss: Farm design Farm management Farm operations Farm Economics Revenue streams & selling product Some of the necessary skills to create … Continue reading MAR 15, 2021: Urban Farming Workshop Webinar (Victoria, BC)

MAR 3- 5: Organic Alberta Conference – Revitalizing the Web: Cultivating Crops and Community

Posted by Dana Penrice on February 17, 2021

Do you miss going to gatherings where you can meet new people who are into organic and ecological agriculture, catch up with old friends, and discuss the latest research or innovations that might apply to your farm? We miss that too. We’re moving online this year, but we aren’t sacrificing the personal connections that make our conferences so special. The work that farmers do in cultivating connections between people, food, and soil is more important than ever. We’re here to support your learning and to help create and strengthen new links in our farm communities. This is your chance to … Continue reading MAR 3- 5: Organic Alberta Conference – Revitalizing the Web: Cultivating Crops and Community

Mar 1: Connecting Land and Water: Stories from the Eastern Slope

Posted by Dana Penrice on February 17, 2021

Join Cows & Fish on Monday, March 1st at 7 pm for a screening of Connecting Land and Water: Stories from the Eastern Slopes, followed by an open discussion period with a panel of guests featured in the film.   This film features inspiring stories of the people Cows and Fish has worked with; the landowners, user groups, and partner organizations, that have undertaken riparian stewardship projects in Alberta’s Eastern Slopes. The intent of this video series is to showcase local champions involved in stewardship, highlighting the reasons why they implemented management changes, how Cows and Fish and other partners … Continue reading Mar 1: Connecting Land and Water: Stories from the Eastern Slope

Resources & Recap – Columbia Basin Mixer 2021

Posted by Alex on January 07, 2021

Thank you to everyone who has been participating in the Columbia Basin Mixer! We’ve had some incredible workshops so far and we can’t wait to share all the great learning with everyone. On this page, you’ll find the needs and opportunities that people wish to share, many farming resources to help you bring your farming to the next level, and a recap of all the workshops (including recordings where possible) from the Mixer. Enjoy the resources and recap for the Columbia Basin Mixer! Don’t forget to check out the full schedule for the Columbia Basin Mixer and to register for … Continue reading Resources & Recap – Columbia Basin Mixer 2021

JAN 12, 2021: Farm Transition Appreciation Day

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 05, 2021

farm transition appreciation day

The first-ever Farm Transition Appreciation Day (FTADay) is taking place online and on farms across Canada on January 12, 2021! What is Farm Transition Appreciation Day? FTADay celebrates all the steps in farm transition planning – from encouraging the first conversations to signing your wills. No matter where families are on the transition journey, all generations of farmers can take advantage of the free learning opportunities being offered by experts on farm transition planning and communication issues on Jan 12. These virtual webinars are organized by Farm Management Canada, sponsored by Farm Life Financials and with offerings from many in … Continue reading JAN 12, 2021: Farm Transition Appreciation Day