Blog Category: Opportunities

University of Alberta: Indigenous Canada-Online Course-Register NOW

Posted by Lilli Klamke on June 25, 2020

About the Course: Indigenous Canada is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Indigenous Canada is for students from faculties outside the Faculty of Native Studies with an interest in acquiring a basic familiarity with Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal relationships. Topics Covered The fur trade and other exchange relationships, Land claims and environmental impacts, Legal systems and rights, Political conflicts and alliances, Indigenous political activism, Contemporary Indigenous life, art and … Continue reading University of Alberta: Indigenous Canada-Online Course-Register NOW

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 gorgeous acres in Cawston, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on June 15, 2020

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 5 acre parcel of ALR land located in the gorgeous south Similkameen Valley was previously an organic vineyard, however the land is not well suited for grapes, as the water table is too high and all the vines were lost in a cold winter.  The current owners, Debora and Gordon, purchased the land 3 years ago and have had the grapes removed, and tilled and cover cropped and … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 gorgeous acres in Cawston, BC

Land Opportunity: Productive Ranch with Ample Rangeland near Savona, BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on June 12, 2020

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 Located in the southern part of the Cariboo plateau, the Ranch stretches across 1200 deeded acres, several thousand acres of adjoining rangeland. Of the large swathes of hay fields, 78 acres is under pivot irrigation. More hay is cut than needed for the current operation, with excess sold off-ranch. This established ranch is well equipped with hay sheds, barns, calving equipment, and other buildings and infrastructure for the … Continue reading Land Opportunity: Productive Ranch with Ample Rangeland near Savona, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Up To Eight Acres for Crop Production! – Richmond, BC

Posted by Ashlee Brillert on June 12, 2020 3 Comments

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 gorgeous Richmond property features eight acres of cleared flat farmland. This land has been in production for many years, and the rest of the acreage is currently being farmed in vegetable production. Mostly brassicas are currently being grown on the rest of the land, following conventional farming methods. The landowners live on site, and the land is located within a nice residential neighbourhood. There are shops … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Up To Eight Acres for Crop Production! – Richmond, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Fenced & Cross-Fenced 5+ acre Property, Langley BC

Posted by Ashlee Brillert on June 12, 2020 2 Comments

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 stunning Langley property is available for a free lease for a farmer who shares the same values for the land. The landowners are primarily looking to regain farm classification, and help out a new or young farmer to access land. The landowners live on site, and are open to occasionally assisting with simple quick tasks, so the farmer is able to take a day off here … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Fenced & Cross-Fenced 5+ acre Property, Langley BC

FARM SHARE OPPORTUNITY: Orchard and Cidery Partnership Potential – Lasqueti Island, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on May 05, 2020

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 FARM I have 35 acres of land on Lasqueti, a small, off-the-grid island in the middle of the Georgia Strait. We have 1 acre of netted blueberries, ½ acre of hascaps (honeyberries) and approximately 10 acres of fruit and nut trees including apple, plum, pear, cherry, figs and hazelnuts. Everything is deer fenced and irrigated. The blueberries are sold locally to a growing market and we also run … Continue reading FARM SHARE OPPORTUNITY: Orchard and Cidery Partnership Potential – Lasqueti Island, BC

Meet Your Future Farmers – Alberta Apprenticeship Program

Posted by Kolby Peterson on April 29, 2020 4 Comments

We want to introduce the 2020 Apprenticeship Cohort to you, our YA community. They’re a pretty big deal. This crew is committing to a season of learning and working on some top-notch regenerative farms in Alberta. They are committing to long days, short nights, sore muscles, muddy boots, and sunburn. They are also committing to the cultivation of life in many forms, fresh food in abundance, skill-building, enriching experiences, and irreplaceable community bonds that are part-and-parcel of farming. When we can gather again, be sure to give them a warm handshake and hello. Erika Dickson – Lazy T & Lady’s Hat Farm Hi, my … Continue reading Meet Your Future Farmers – Alberta Apprenticeship Program

Farm Job: Luna Field Farm: Farm Hand, Belmont, MB

Posted by Lilli Klamke on April 29, 2020

Luna Field Farm in Belmont, MB is hiring a Farm Hand for the 2020 season! About Luna Field Farm: Farm Type: Cattle Ranch, Family Farm, Livestock Farm, Mixed Farm We are a mixed livestock operation and employ management intensive grazing techniques (holistic management) in a multi-species grazing system that includes cattle, pastured pigs, laying hens and meat chickens. We direct market much of what we produce on the farm.  Our farm is located 200 km west of Winnipeg Manitoba and 85 southeast of Brandon Manitoba. Our closest town with a hospital and other resources is Killarney Manitoba and is 40 … Continue reading Farm Job: Luna Field Farm: Farm Hand, Belmont, MB

Small Farm Software Tools

Posted by Melanie Buffel on April 29, 2020 13 Comments

Software Tools for Small Farms This article was originally written by Chris Bodnar, and was published in COABC’s BC Organic Grower, Volume 16, Number 3, Summer, 2013. It has since been expanded and updated by YA staff.  Find more farm business resources  on our FARM BUSINESS TOOLS PAGE Many organic farms have a special binder. The binder holds field records, crop plans, a multitude of to-do lists and miscellaneous notes. The binder is sacred; should it ever go missing, the following year’s organic inspection would be a nightmare. The farm’s operations depend on a bundle of papers that, with one drop in … Continue reading Small Farm Software Tools

Wage Subsidy Programs for Farms

Posted by Moss Dance on April 26, 2020

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WAGE SUBSIDY PROGRAMS FOR FARMS Are you a farm looking for a wage subsidy to hire labour? Here are five federally funded programs to consider. For a youth to qualify to be hired using one of these programs, they cannot be accessing a wage subsidy through another federally funded program. This is a one wage subsidy program per employee opportunity. ECO CANADA  This program will cover up to 50% of a student’s wages to $5,000 when employers hire the brightest minds in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math (STEAM) and Business. Funding is for paid work terms. Work terms can be full time or … Continue reading Wage Subsidy Programs for Farms