Blog Category: Organizations

NFU 2019 Young Farmer Convergence – Apply To Attend

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 24, 2019

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The National Farmers Union (NFU) Youth and in partnership with the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario is planning for the 2019 Young Farmer Convergence! The purpose for the gathering is to offer young farmers workshops, planning and skill-sharing. Our mission is to build capacity for young farmers to be part of an effective social movement and empower them with tools to employ creative solutions to the challenges posed by climate change! This event will bring together dozens of young farmers chosen from around Canada. Successful participants will learn about political organizing and social movements, climate action and agriculture and indigenous … Continue reading NFU 2019 Young Farmer Convergence – Apply To Attend

EDUCATION: SEED FARMING – PILOT SEASON AT THE COWICHAN INCUBATOR SEED FARM

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on January 03, 2019

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ABOUT THE INCUBATOR SEED FARM On the path to Food Security, Cowichan Green Community is thrilled to present the 2019 Pilot Incubation Season at the Cowichan Incubator Seed Farm. Without seed security there can be no food security, basically without seeds there would be no food. What does seed security look like? It looks like a diverse, regionally adapted, sustainable and organic supply of seeds, enough for our region. ABOUT THE PROGRAM The Pilot Incubation Season will run from May 1st to October 31st where a variety of topics will be researched as a group cooperative and then applied through … Continue reading EDUCATION: SEED FARMING – PILOT SEASON AT THE COWICHAN INCUBATOR SEED FARM

FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Fresh Roots Farm Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 21, 2018

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Fresh Roots is seeking a new Farm Manager to help grow Good Food on schoolyard farms. If you’re a farmer who loves to share your knowledge and help build beautiful farms that provide healthy food and joy through food – this is the place for you. Thank goodness for solstice We need sun till at least 5ish! As that sunshine rebounds We’re sending this job posting around We’ve extended the date to help us locate….YOU! ABOUT FRESH ROOTS Fresh Roots stewards 1/2-acre market gardens on school grounds across the lower mainland. Its fields produce good food for the community, empower youth … Continue reading FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Fresh Roots Farm Manager

JOB: ABBOTSFORD – Ministry of Agriculture New Entrant Agrologist

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 20, 2018

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The Sector Development Branch of the BC Ministry of Agriculture is hiring a New Entrant Agrologist. The role provides support and technical expertise to new producers to the industry. The role builds capacity, supports business management and entrepreneurial skill development, increases awareness of programs and services, and encourages the use of sound management practices.  This role is responsible for the effective implementation of the New Entrant Strategy and all aspects of developing and delivering programs, tools, resources and projects for new farmers and ranchers. Position Summary New Entrant Agrologist Licensed Science Officer (Agrologist) 2 Bring your operational expertise to this unique opportunity The … Continue reading JOB: ABBOTSFORD – Ministry of Agriculture New Entrant Agrologist

JOB: Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields Event Coordinator & Social Media Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 20, 2018

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FarmFolk CityFolk is seeking someone who is responsive, highly organized, detail oriented, and tech savvy, with great communication skills. Marketing/Communications/Events background a definite asset and no previous food work experience required. About Farm Folk City Folk FarmFolk CityFolk (FFCF) is a not-for-profit charitable organization working to cultivate local, sustainable food systems across BC. We develop, operate, and act as a catalyst for projects that support access to and production of local, sustainable food; support local growers and producers; provide access to and protection of farmland; and connect, educate, and celebrate with communities across BC. For 25 years FFCF has been a … Continue reading JOB: Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields Event Coordinator & Social Media Coordinator

Updates from the Central Kootenay Food Policy Council

Posted by Hailey Troock on October 20, 2018

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Towards a Working Model for a Robust Regional Food Security Network On September 21st a group of representatives from the food, farming and policy worlds of the Central Kootenays converged on the Sunshine Bay Retreat Centre in Harrop for a day-long retreat consisting of two field trips to local farms, the regularly-scheduled council meeting, as well as a focus group. Columbia Basin Land Matcher Hailey Troock went along to get a taste of what’s happening on the policy side of the local food and farming scene.  The focus group, led by Katrina Lehenbrauer – a consultant with Interior Health, sought to provide insight into a … Continue reading Updates from the Central Kootenay Food Policy Council

Regeneration Canada

Posted by Moss Dance on October 10, 2018

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Regeneration Canada is a new non-profit organization seeking to catalyze a paradigm change in Canada towards regenerative agriculture and land management.  It was born following the Living Soils Symposium, which took place in Montreal in October 2017 in Montreal. Young Agrarians is proud to be a member of Regeneration Canada.  Representatives from international soil and climate initiatives gathered with farmers, researchers, students, and committed consumers at that event and left inspired to take action. The organizers decided to continue to grow the movement beyond simply organizing the one annual event and to rally the many pioneering individuals and organizations who … Continue reading Regeneration Canada

JOB: COABC Communications Coordinator

Posted by Darcy Smith on October 01, 2018

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The Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) is seeking someone passionate about communications and organic food for the role of Communications Coordinator. This role is ideal for someone with existing media relationships and PR experience who can dive headfirst into sharing the story of organic in BC! The communications coordinator will communicate and promote the work and mandate of the COABC and organic both within the sector and to consumers. The ideal candidate will possess: Ability to be proactive to support the needs of COABC team members and organic community Ability to take responsibility to meet deadlines and make progress … Continue reading JOB: COABC Communications Coordinator

NFU-O Land Access Guide for Young Farmers in Ontario

Posted by Moss Dance on August 02, 2018

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The NFU-O (National Farmers Union of Ontario) has published the Young Agrarians Ontario Land Access Guide, thanks to funding from the Law Foundation of Ontario. The guide is an adaptation of the immensely popular Young Agrarians BC Land Access Guide. “Farmland in Ontario is amongst the most expensive in Canada with a provincial average of over $10,000 per acre. In Southwestern Ontario, farmland values are now averaging over $16,000 per acre,” noted Ayla Fenton, NFU-O Board member. “New farmers have to be more creative in finding land to grow their business. This guide highlights creative options for new farmers regarding … Continue reading NFU-O Land Access Guide for Young Farmers in Ontario

Petition to WorkSafe BC: Create a New Class of Small-Scale Vegetable Farming

Posted by Moss Dance on June 18, 2018 2 Comments

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John Hofer, a farmer in our Young Agrarians network, is calling all small-scale veggie farmers and supporters of local agriculture to sign his petition. The petition is asking WorkSafeBC to set a lower insurance rate standard for small-scale vegetable growers. WORKSAFEBC – BACKGROUND The WorkSafeBC website describes how industries are classified in order to set premium rates. This is an excerpt from that description: Our classification system groups employers in similar industries with similar levels of risk, so we’re able to set fair rates and charge your industry an appropriate rate that reflects the rate of injury and illness in your industry. … Continue reading Petition to WorkSafe BC: Create a New Class of Small-Scale Vegetable Farming