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From Seed to Sale: Four Years of Land Matching in the Kootenays

Posted by Hailey Troock on December 19, 2022

Young Agrarians (YA) is a farmer-to-farmer educational resource network for new and young ecological, organic and regenerative farmers in Canada. With the average age of farmers in B.C. being 56, higher than the national average, and the province losing 1,687 farms between 2016 and 2021, a loss of 10%, the programs YA offers seek to support those wanting to farm and already farming. In B.C., YA offers on and off-farm educational events, business mentorships, and land access programming through the B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP). “The B.C. Land Matching Program has made our entire farming enterprise possible. Between matching us … Continue reading From Seed to Sale: Four Years of Land Matching in the Kootenays

How to Make a Boot Dip to Prevent Infectious Diseases

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 18, 2022

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Boot dips can reduce the spread of infectious diseases among farm livestock. Avian Influenza, for example, can be transmitted from bird to bird by feces, dust, and dander. Humans can facilitate the spread of the virus by unintentionally tracking these materials from farm to farm on their shoes. A boot dip is a disinfectant foot bath used to kill disease-causing organisms on footwear, used to prevent the spread of livestock diseases. A boot dip may be a good idea for you and your staff to use before you enter your brooder or chicken coop as a way to prevent diseases … Continue reading How to Make a Boot Dip to Prevent Infectious Diseases