Blog Category: Manitoba

Thinking of Hosting an Apprenticeship – Are You a Good Fit?

Posted by Dana Penrice on August 24, 2020

Mentoring the next generation of ranchers and farmers can be extremely rewarding. As an expert in your field with many years of experience running a business, you are in an excellent position to introduce a novice to the many and nuanced aspects of running an agricultural business, from building fence or caring for a sick animal to fixing the farm truck, developing a marketing strategy, designing a label for your products, or making important financial decisions. No one is better qualified to grow a new agrarian than an experienced mentor with many years on the land, yet not every rancher or … Continue reading Thinking of Hosting an Apprenticeship – Are You a Good Fit?

Call for Mentors: Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program

Posted by Dana Penrice on August 10, 2020 2 Comments

We are seeking Host Mentor Farms for the YA Apprenticeship Program in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba We are excited to announce that in 2021, in addition to Alberta, we will be expanding the Young Agrarians Apprenticeship program into Saskatchewan and Manitoba. We are actively seeking farms and ranches in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba to join our program and grow the next generation of regenerative agriculture practitioners. We are looking for farmers who are dedicated stewards of the land; are skilled and enthusiastic teachers who have a passion for mentoring young and aspiring farmers; and have a farm philosophy that recognizes the connectedness of the … Continue reading Call for Mentors: Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program

Farming in Canada: Who else do you have to thank?

Posted by Kyla P on July 14, 2020 7 Comments

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The author, Kyla, at the BIPOC farming immersion at Soul Fire Farm. Photo by Quin Buck, @kisewehtawin. On June 18th, Statistics Canada released an infographic thanking Canadian farmers for their role in the Canadian food chain and for helping to get food on the table of millions of Canadians. Amongst the facts about growing fruit and meat production, I couldn’t help but notice the glaring omission of labour and violence that has led us to where we are in the narrative around the Canadian food chain. Now without a doubt, if you ate today you can thank a farmer. But … Continue reading Farming in Canada: Who else do you have to thank?

Job: Food Matters Manitoba – Development Coordinator

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 13, 2020

Application Deadline: July 19th, 2020. Food Matters Manitoba is searching for a Development (Communication) Coordinator. Is this you? Someone you know? It is a great opportunity: amazing staff team, important work that is making a difference, interesting and dynamic position filled with challenge and reward. Download the Full Job Description here.

FARM JOB: Cartwright, MB – Fresh Roots Farm – FILLED

Posted by Dana Penrice on May 19, 2020

Fresh Roots Farm is looking to ideally hire a summer student (18 yrs+), or alternatively a non-student, willing to help our family with farm work this Spring and/or Summer. Tasks may include: – working with livestock (cattle, sheep) and poultry (laying hens) – working in our apiary with bees – building, maintaining and moving fences for livestock – helping tend to family vegetable garden – gathering and cartoning eggs from pastured poultry operation – collection of honey supers and honey extraction/bottling in our processing facility Job Details An ideal candidate will be willing to work hard, willing to learn and … Continue reading FARM JOB: Cartwright, MB – Fresh Roots Farm – FILLED

Farm Job: Luna Field Farm: Farm Hand, Belmont, MB

Posted by Lilli Klamke on April 29, 2020

Luna Field Farm in Belmont, MB is hiring a Farm Hand for the 2020 season! About Luna Field Farm: Farm Type: Cattle Ranch, Family Farm, Livestock Farm, Mixed Farm We are a mixed livestock operation and employ management intensive grazing techniques (holistic management) in a multi-species grazing system that includes cattle, pastured pigs, laying hens and meat chickens. We direct market much of what we produce on the farm.  Our farm is located 200 km west of Winnipeg Manitoba and 85 southeast of Brandon Manitoba. Our closest town with a hospital and other resources is Killarney Manitoba and is 40 … Continue reading Farm Job: Luna Field Farm: Farm Hand, Belmont, MB

Local Seed Producers in Canada

Posted by Alex on April 14, 2020 1 Comment

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Photo Credit: Patchwork City Farms It’s spring and you know what that means…SEEDS!! In the same way that we promote buying local food, we also promote buying local seeds. Seed sovereignty is, of course, foundational to food sovereignty! Virtually all vegetable seed planted in Canada is imported. Buying, planting, and saving local seed is one way to support local growers and strengthen our food system, starting with regionally adapted seeds. Steph Hughes, from The Bauta Family Initiative for Canadian Seed Security, talks about five reasons to buy local seed: Seeds learn as they grow. By saving seed, farmers adapt their crop varieties to their growing conditions, and improve … Continue reading Local Seed Producers in Canada

COVID-19 Resources for Farmers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 06, 2020

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Thank you farmers for ensuring our communities have access to safe and nutritious food! We’ve pulled together this list of resources from across the internet to help you and your farm business during this time. Please reach out if you have other ideas for ways we can support you, or if you have other great resources to add to this list. Farm on! Farmers are heroes! Resources for Farmers: 1. Add your farm to the U-Map Add yourself to the U-Map so consumers can find your farm, or ensure your current listing is up to date. Consider including any pickup or delivery information … Continue reading COVID-19 Resources for Farmers

Support your local farmers- buy direct!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 19, 2020 1 Comment

The Young Agrarians team has been brainstorming ways we can support farmers during these challenging times, and ensure our communities have access to safe and nutritious food. Supporting our local food systems is more important than ever. Small farms will have a much harder time surviving the economic slowdown than bigger businesses. As restaurants and other markets close, some farmers are experiencing challenges getting their produce to consumers.  Fortunately, farmers are a creative bunch, and many are restructuring their sales channels to offer online ordering and contactless pickup and delivery to optimize safety and make sure their food gets to eaters. We’re all in this together, … Continue reading Support your local farmers- buy direct!