Blog Category: Ontario

We’re hiring! YOUNG AGRARIANS OPERATIONS MANAGER

Posted by Darcy Smith on August 16, 2021

Young Agrarians is hiring an Operations Manager RELATIONAL > TECHNICAL > ORGANIZED DEADLINE TO APPLY: 12pm, Friday September 10, 2021 ABOUT Young Agrarians Young Agrarians (YA) is a farmer-to-farmer educational resource network for new and young ecological farmers in Canada. We recognize the Indigenous lands and territories that we work on and alongside, and are committed to providing programs and services that are inclusive and available to farmers and friends of diverse backgrounds. Since 2012, our network is volunteer-driven, with farmers across the country organizing on-farm events and building community to create spaces for knowledge sharing and growth. YA began … Continue reading We’re hiring! YOUNG AGRARIANS OPERATIONS MANAGER

JOB: OTTAWA, ON- Canadian Organic Growers, Executive Director

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 04, 2021

Canadian Organic Growers, in Ottawa, Ontario, is seeking an Executive Director! About Canadian Organic Growers Canadian Organic Growers (COG) is Canada’s national organic farmer and consumer association and is a registered educational charity. COG offers training and resources to raise awareness about organics and to assist farmers and gardeners in adopting sustainable and commercially-viable, organic production methods. We are engaged in policy work and industry development at the local, regional and national level, and offer a voice for organic farmers and consumers to governments on matters related to regenerative and organic food and farming. Job Description At a time of … Continue reading JOB: OTTAWA, ON- Canadian Organic Growers, Executive Director

JOBS: ONTARIO- Multiple Positions, Organic Council of Ontario

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 02, 2021

The Organic Council of Ontario is preparing to hire for 3 new positions to help facilitate a number of new projects on the horizon. This includes their work to provide more information to farmers on climate-friendly growing practises.  About the Organic Council of Ontario The Organic Council of Ontario (OCO) is the Voice for Organics in Ontario. We are the only full value chain association operating at the provincial level. OCO represents over 1,300 certified organic operators, as well as the businesses, organizations, and individuals that bring food from farm to plate. OCO works to catalyze sector growth, support research, … Continue reading JOBS: ONTARIO- Multiple Positions, Organic Council of Ontario

FARM JOB: Picton, Ontario – Edwin County Farms, Farmer/Farm Technician

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 12, 2021

Edwin County Farms in Picton, Ontario is seeking a permanent Farmer/Farm Technician! ABOUT Edwin County Farms Edwin County Farms is looking to hire a full or part-time farmer/ farm technician to help us continue our regenerative farming project on our 700 acre mixed farm in Prince Edward County, Ontario. Edwin County Farms is located on the north shore of Prince Edward County. We produce certified organic maple syrup, beef, hay, spelt and red-fife wheat in addition to our large market garden where we grow organic vegetables for local markets and the restaurant trade in Prince Edward County. Edwin County Farms … Continue reading FARM JOB: Picton, Ontario – Edwin County Farms, Farmer/Farm Technician

#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

FARM JOB: Markham (Near Toronto), ON – Joyfully Organic Farm, Farm Staff

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 14, 2021

Joyfully Organic Farm in Markham (Near Toronto), Ontario is seeking a Farm Staff! ABOUT Joyfully Organic Farm Joyfully Organic Farm is a skilled and vibrant Certified Local Organic vegetable farm in the Greater Toronto Area. We have a deep love of amazing food + strong farming practices. We are planning our 2021 Season and putting together our rock star farm staff team. We are honoured to be the farmers of so many wonderful community members. Over the years, we’ve been blessed to have built a large and loyal base of customers who share our love and excitement for eating well … Continue reading FARM JOB: Markham (Near Toronto), ON – Joyfully Organic Farm, Farm Staff

New Rural Mental Wellness Toolkit

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 24, 2021

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The Stigma-Free Society has just released their new Rural Mental Wellness Toolkit! The Stigma-Free Society created the Rural Mental Wellness Toolkit to let individuals living in rural communities know that it is OK to reach out for help and that they are not alone. We all have mental health, and it is just as important as our physical health. Inside the toolkit you will find engaging resources for audiences including youth, families and seniors. The Inspiring Stories for You section showcases videos of rural residents who open up the conversation around mental health and stigma. Peer Support Facilitator Training Program in … Continue reading New Rural Mental Wellness Toolkit

Beyond the Market: Selling to Retailers

Posted by Jolene Swain on March 18, 2021

Have you outgrown the farmers’ market? Can you produce more than you can sell direct to customers? Are you ready to branch out to retailers? Here are some tips and tricks from retailers and producers to help assess your readiness and provide some considerations when it comes to moving your product beyond the market. Flexible farm business incubators Farmers’ Markets are a great incubator for local producers to fine tune their growing practices while building up a customer base and brand. Direct to customer sales offer a short supply chain and forge valuable relationships with the community. Cutting out the … Continue reading Beyond the Market: Selling to Retailers

We’re hiring! YA ADMINISTRATION & SPECIAL PROJECTS LEAD

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 15, 2021 2 Comments

Young Agrarians Admin Job

Young Agrarians is hiring an Administration & Special Projects Lead! RELATIONAL > TECHNICAL > ORGANIZED DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 31, 2021 ABOUT Young Agrarians Young Agrarians (YA) is a farmer-to-farmer educational resource network for new and young ecological farmers in Canada. We recognize the Indigenous lands and territories that we work on and alongside, and are committed to providing programs and services that are inclusive and available to farmers and friends of diverse backgrounds. Since 2012, our network is volunteer-driven, with farmers across the country organizing on-farm events and building community to create spaces for knowledge sharing and growth. YA … Continue reading We’re hiring! YA ADMINISTRATION & SPECIAL PROJECTS LEAD

FARM JOB: Guelph, Ontario – Ignatius Farm, Farm Associates

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 12, 2021

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Ignatius Farm in Guelph, Ontario is seeking Farm Associates for the 2021 season! ABOUT Ignatius Farm Ignatius Farm, an integral part of the Ignatius Jesuit Centre, grows certified organic produce for Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) members, farmers’ markets, local businesses and service agencies. Programs include community gardens, community orchard, acreage rentals, internships and farmer training, working shares, volunteer opportunities, and seasonal community events. Interested in regenerative agriculture? Join the Ignatius Farm located just north of Guelph Ontario! DESIRED QUALITIES EXPERIENCE Knowledge and/or hands on in gardening, ecological farming, greenhouse production, or other field work; use of basic tools Commitment to … Continue reading FARM JOB: Guelph, Ontario – Ignatius Farm, Farm Associates