Blog Category: Opportunities

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

WorkBC Support for Enterprising Farmers

Posted by Hailey Troock on April 06, 2020

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Are you an enterprising farmer looking for support for your business? WorkBC Employment Services has several programs that offer businesses in BC access to grants and subsidies for wage subsidies, infrastructure projects and job creation, to name a few. Read on to find out more about these programs that you may be able to access to help grow your farm dream! Community Employer Partnership The goal of the CEP is to increase employment and work experience opportunities through partnerships, shared information, technology and innovation. The program seeks to fulfill this goal through five streams, which include Job Creation Partnerships, Labour Market Partnerships, … Continue reading WorkBC Support for Enterprising Farmers

Okanagan Land Opportunity Roundup: April 2020

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on April 01, 2020

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Opportunities from the Okanagan Land Matcher Here’s a round up of some of the properties that are available through the BC Land Matching Program for your farming future in the dreamy Okanagan, Shuswap, and Thompson Nicola regions! Whether you are looking for a small sized urban plot close to markets or a massive parcel for a large scale grain operation; a place you could park your tiny home, or somewhere that is all set up and ready to plant this week, there is something on this list for you. South Okanagan NARAMATA: 6. 5 Acre Apple Orchard Seeking Creative, Organic Farmers … Continue reading Okanagan Land Opportunity Roundup: April 2020

Apprenticeships: Goodfare, AB – The Homestead

Posted by Kolby Peterson on March 30, 2020

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Are you an aspiring farmer looking for an adventure in mixed farming? The Homestead is looking for a farm apprentice starting this spring to join their team. About the Farm  The Homestead is a certified organic farm situated between the arable prairie of the Peace Country and a wilderness that extends all the way to the Pacific Ocean. It was started by Lisa and Donovan Kitt, two young farmers passionate about growing their own food. 2019 was a transformative year for The Homestead. They ‘levelled-up’ and sold their small-scale, off-grid farm to move to Jerry Kitt’s (Donovan’s father’s) farm – … Continue reading Apprenticeships: Goodfare, AB – The Homestead

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 150 acres with housing, Vinsulla, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on March 26, 2020

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We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This 150 acre large parcel of farm land has been farmed for the last 30 years. Mostly it has been in hay production, occasionally used as pasture for 100 head of cattle and had a brief stint as a ginseng field during the 90’s!  It is located on the Yellowhead Highway, just north of Kamloops and backs on to the Thompson River. The land is fully fenced and has irrigation … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 150 acres with housing, Vinsulla, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 20 acres near Coronation, AB

Posted by Alex on March 25, 2020

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ABOUT THE LAND This 20 acre property, located 2 hours east of Red Deer, is current set up for growing vegetables and raising small livestock. The owners have a large greenhouse (22×48) and have intensively cultivated 4 acres for vegetable production for a local CSA. There are also buildings to accommodate meat and layer chickens. This land was formerly corals for livestock so the soil is extremely fertile with lots of organic matter. The owners have never used chemical on the land but the farm is not certified organic. The property has a 4-bedroom house, a heated shop (40×60), and several outbuildings.  ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 20 acres near Coronation, AB

LAND OPPORTUNITY : 6 acres on the Naramata Bench

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on March 24, 2020

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We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This idyllic 6.48 acre property on the Naramata bench is mostly planted out  in apple orchard on a  west facing slope. The varieties currently planted are Spartans, Macintosh and Red Delicious with an average annual harvest  of 40,000 lbs.  There is also a pear block with Anjou and Bartlett varieties that produces about 8000 lbs per year. The orchard is currently leased out until November 2020.  The owners have installed a … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY : 6 acres on the Naramata Bench

Now’s the time to support your local farms!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 19, 2020

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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 Now’s the time to support your local farms!

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 acres in Naramata, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on March 16, 2020

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We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND The whole property is 4.6 acres with 3 arable acres on the gorgeous Naramata bench. The rest of the property is an important wildlife corridor with a year round creek running through. Once an apple orchard, the owners removed the old trees four years ago and since then have been growing certified organic garlic which they sell to local markets. Organic certification is no longer active, but could … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 acres in Naramata, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 26 acres near Lumby with Housing

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on March 16, 2020

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We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND The 26 acre farm near Lumby is fenced and cross fenced with approximately 10.5 acres in hay field, and 12 acres in pasture. The owners run sheep on the pastures in the lower part of the farm and have been adding better fencing to some of the upper pastures to rotate in sheep.  There are two pastures used by a few older horses.  There is a large barn … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 26 acres near Lumby with Housing