Blog Category: Saskatchewan

YA Apprenticeship 2021 – Wishart, SK – Peregrine Farm

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on January 09, 2021

Are you an aspiring farmer looking for a food growing experience with chickens, vegetables, and honey bees? Peregrine Farm in Saskatchewan is offering an apprenticeship just for you! (Jeff and his daughter, Ruby) ABOUT PEREGRINE FARM Peregrine Farm is located near Wishart, Saskatchewan within Treaty 4 Territory. Jeff Kinash and his family farm a quarter section, which is managed for biodiversity of life and ecosystems. They cultivate a small portion of the land for market gardening, and manage the rest (pasture, sloughs, bush) using cattle as a tool for fertility. The poultry is rotated to develop healthy, fertile pasture, and … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2021 – Wishart, SK – Peregrine Farm

YA Apprenticeship 2021: Shell Lake, SK – Lazy Plum Farm

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on January 04, 2021

Are you an aspiring farmer looking for a homesteading experience with mixed livestock, vegetables, and an orchard in the Boreal Parkland region? Lazy Plum Farm in Saskatchewan is offering an apprenticeship just for you! ABOUT LAZY PLUM FARM Lazy Plum Farm is located near Shell Lake, Saskatchewan within Treaty 6 Territory. Dianne and Tyler purchased the farm in 2003. At the time it was an abandoned homestead, with nothing really except buildings that needed to be demolished. They transitioned from  urban lives slowly, moving to live at the farm full-time in 2005. Their goal was to learn about sustainable living … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2021: Shell Lake, SK – Lazy Plum Farm

YA Apprenticeship 2021 – Vanscoy, SK – Farm One Forty

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on January 04, 2021

Are you an aspiring farmer looking for a mixed farm with livestock diversity and veggies on the prairies to gain more skills, knowledge and experience? Farm One Forty in Saskatchewan is offering an apprenticeship just for you! ABOUT FARM ONE FORTY Farm One Forty is located near Vanscoy, Saskatchewan within Treaty 6 Territory. Arlie Laroche and her husband,  Brett grew up on conventional farms, where they gained extensive knowledge about farming. As young adults they began learning about regenerative agriculture and permaculture and wanted to implement those aspects into their own farm. Their goal is health and diversity in soils, … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2021 – Vanscoy, SK – Farm One Forty

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: LANIGAN, SK – GROVENLAND FARM

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on December 18, 2020

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Are you an aspiring farmer looking for a mixed farm with livestock and veggies to gain more skills, knowledge and experience? Well, Grovenland Farm in Saskatchewan is offering an apprenticeship just for you! ABOUT Grovenland Farm Grovenland is located near Lanigan, Saskatchewan on the edge of Treaty 4 & 6 Three generations farm together at Grovenland Farm. In 2011, Lisa and Ben Martens Bartel moved from Winnipeg to the family farm to begin a new farming story with Ben’s parents, John and Denise Bartel. They all enjoy hosting people on the farm and creating a welcoming place. The people on the … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: LANIGAN, SK – GROVENLAND FARM

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

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

Nov. 5 & 6: Organic Connections – SaskOrganics

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 30, 2020

Thursday, November 5, 2020- Online Program 8:15-8:30am  Welcome & Opening Remarks – Organic Connections Chair Marla Carlson 8:30-9:15am  Bob Quinn- Taking Farming Back to the Future for Health, Prosperity and Fun BREAK 9:30-10:15am  Don M. Huber, PhD, Professor Emeritus – Managing Nutrition to Control Plant Diseases and Pests BREAK 10:30-11:15am  Chris Trump – Overview of the Complexity of the Interconnection Between Soil Microbial Life and Nutrient Uptake and Yield BREAK 11:30-12:15pm  Dr. Andrew Hammermeister- Translating Organic Science into Practice 12:15pm  Closing Remarks – Organic Connections Chair Marla Carlson Friday, November 6, 2020- Online Program  8:15-8:30am  Welcome & Opening Remarks – … Continue reading Nov. 5 & 6: Organic Connections – SaskOrganics

APPRENTICESHIP: SHAMROCK, SK: Shamrock Ranch

Posted by Michalina Hunter on September 21, 2020

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Shamrock Ranch in Shamrock, Saskatchewan is seeking an apprentice(s) for the 2021 season! About Shamrock Farm We own a growing flock of wool sheep. We custom graze on 800 acres. We rent out land to larger local farms. We want to start seeding poly crops. We make hay and buy as needed. We practise rotational grazing through our holistic management training. We are southwest of Moose Jaw. In the shamrock farming community. South of us is Gravelbourg. We are a family farm. We host college and agro tourism students. We teach horsemanship, safe animal handling, and an intro holistic grazing. … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: SHAMROCK, SK: Shamrock Ranch

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?