Blog Category: Saskatchewan

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

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

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?

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

Posted by Kyla P on July 14, 2020 7 Comments

Kyla P at Soul Fire Farm

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?

FARM JOB: LANIGAN, SK – Grovenland Farm, Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 20, 2020

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Grovenland Farm in Lanigan, Saskatchewan is hiring a farm hand for the 2020 season!  About Grovenland Farm Grovenland farm is a mixed farm set in the open prairies of Saskatchewan. We have a market garden that grow for a 35 member CSA and 2 rural markets. We also have a variety of pasture raised livestock: grass finished beef, heritage breed pastured pigs, pastured chickens (both for meat and eggs). We sell all of our products directly to the consumer, through farmers markets, csa, our online store and through a couple resturants/butchers and one local retail store. We have three quarter sections (480 … Continue reading FARM JOB: LANIGAN, SK – Grovenland Farm, Farm Hand

Local Seed Producers in Canada

Posted by Alex on April 14, 2020 4 Comments

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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