Blog Category: Manitoba

FARM JOB: Winnipeg, Manitoba – FortWhyte Farms, Operations Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 19, 2021

FortWhyte Farms job

FortWhyte Farms in Winnipeg, Manitoba is seeking an Operations Assistant for the 2021 season! ABOUT FortWhyte Farms FortWhyte Farms, an educational facility designed to grow youth, food and community. The Farm Assistant role helps raise and maintain the agricultural aspects of the farm while engaging and educating youth from diverse socio-economic backgrounds in sustainable agriculture, community development through hands-on learning. FortWhyte farm is a small scale farm about 1.5 acres. We grow mixed vegetables and herbs, our farm is considered an Urban farm in Winnipeg, Manitoba and we use minimal equipment (small tractor) and hand tools. We have a 60 … Continue reading FARM JOB: Winnipeg, Manitoba – FortWhyte Farms, Operations Assistant

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: 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

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Diversified Farm with Community of Customers – Roblin, MB

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 26, 2020

ABOUT THE LAND & OPPORTUNITY The current farm was established in 2007 near San Clara, MB and has grown over the years. It is a quarter section of mixed pasture and bushland. We have been downsizing farm operations in 2020 in anticipation of a move to a new farm in BC. The farm is fenced and cross fenced for cattle with 2 heated waterers, corrals, handling chute/squeeze and barn. Many paddocks for ease of moving and sorting cattle plus separated winter feeding groups. Hay has been purchased locally rather than produced on the land. Cattle have been a part of … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Diversified Farm with Community of Customers – Roblin, MB

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

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Clearwater, MB – The Dogs Run Farm

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on November 18, 2020

Do you dream of starting your own farm but don’t know where to start. The Dogs Run Farm is excited to offer an exciting apprenticeship to help you learn what it takes to start your farming journey. About the Farm The Dog’s Run Farm is located on Treaty 1 territory near Clearwater, MB.  The Dog’s Run Farm encompasses just under twelve acres on a beautiful valley, with a small unnamed creek, or run, at the bottom, plus 37 acres of rented pasture. Their two farm dogs enjoy roaming the creek, which from a birds eye view resembles a dog’s head. This is … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Clearwater, MB – The Dogs Run Farm

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Brandon, MB – South Glanton Farms

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on November 18, 2020 2 Comments

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

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