Blog Category: Skills Sharing

Low Stress Livestock Handling with Dylan Biggs- RECAP

Posted by Lilli Klamke on September 17, 2019

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  RECAP: Low-Stress Livestock Handling with Dylan Biggs   “SQUEEZING- NOT PUSHING!” – Overcoming our human impulses… This last weekend a number of Younger and Elder Agrarians from across Alberta gathered at Nature’s Way Farm in Grimshaw, AB to participate in the Low Stress Livestock Handling workshop with Dylan Biggs from TK Ranch. Dylan has got an exceptional set of skills not only on working with cattle but also in teaching how to handle livestock in a quiet and most of all effective way. We eagerly listened to his captivating descriptions and stories throughout the two-day workshop. But not only … Continue reading Low Stress Livestock Handling with Dylan Biggs- RECAP

EVENT RECAP: Creston Valley Farm Tour

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 06, 2019

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On August 18, 2019, over thirty-five folks of all ages joined us through out the day as we explored three farms and four farm businesses across Creston and Erickson. Folks came out from as far away as Blewett and Winlaw and we even had a few people travel by bike between the stops, despite the 30+ degree weather (way to go!). Thank you to all of our amazing host farms and farmers and to everyone who joined us! Read on for a recap of the afternoon’s activities and to learn about our inspiring host farms! WLOKA FARMS FRUIT STAND  The day … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Creston Valley Farm Tour

OCT 6, 2019: CASTLEGAR, BC – Ferment & Feast!

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 06, 2019 2 Comments

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Join Young Agrarians on Sunday, October 6, 2019, at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre in Castlegar for a hands-on workshop, museum tour, roundtable discussion and community potluck! This event will provide an opportunity both to those new to the area and long-time residents to familiarize themselves with the past, present and future of food and farming in their community. Join us for part or all of the event!  WHEN:  Sunday, October 6, 2019, 2pm – 8pm WHERE:  The Doukhobor Discovery Centre, 112 Heritage Way, Castlegar, BC, V1N 4M5 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Fermenting and Preserving Workshop (WORKSHOP IS FULL- register here) 4:00 – 5:00 … Continue reading OCT 6, 2019: CASTLEGAR, BC – Ferment & Feast!

1st GENERATION FARMERS CONFERENCE RECAP

Posted by Alex on August 16, 2019

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The inaugural 1st Generation Farmers Conference was a day of great connections and great ideas! More than 50 farmers, aspiring farmers, and farm supporters drove out to Rosy Farms, where we gathered to learn about marketing, business planning, building community, and everything in between. Although it was a cool August day, we made the most of it by enjoying our delicious lunch around a campfire. This feast featured local Alberta producers including Ruby Apron, Steve & Dan’s BC Fruit, Herbologie , Chicks-n-chaps, Rosy Farms, Reclaim Organics, Meuwly’s, Confetti Sweets, The Northern Table, and MoJo JoJo.           … Continue reading 1st GENERATION FARMERS CONFERENCE RECAP

Sept 14+15 2019: Grimshaw, AB – Low Stress Livestock Handling Workshop with Dylan Biggs

Posted by Lilli Klamke on August 15, 2019

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  Workshop: Low-Stress Livestock Handling with Dylan Biggs “Low-stress livestock handling can contribute to the well being of your cattle by allowing you to handle them in all situations in a safe, calm, efficient manner — effectively minimizing the amount of stress you expose your cattle to.” Dylan Biggs Are you running your herd of cattle or are they running you? There is lot’s to learn and to know about not only the behavior of our animals but also about the way we are handling them. Come on out for the two-day workshop at Nature’s Way Farm in Grimshaw. Dylan … Continue reading Sept 14+15 2019: Grimshaw, AB – Low Stress Livestock Handling Workshop with Dylan Biggs

EVENT RECAP: MOBILE SEED CLEANER DEMO & TOUR AT WINDERBERRY & EDIBLE ACRES FARM

Posted by Hailey Troock on July 29, 2019

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On Tuesday, July 23rd, twelve active and aspiring farmers gathered at Winderberry Farm and Edible Acres in beautiful Windermere, BC, to participate in a seed cleaning demonstration, farm tour and potluck. Participants included some of the host farm’s young farm staff, new and returning, some local Windermere farmers and a few who drove in from as far away as Fernie. Thanks to everyone who made the effort to join us for some or all of the afternoon and of course to our hosts Lin and Oliver! During the seed cleaning demo, Chris Thoreau from FarmFolkCityFolk provided a detailed explanation of … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: MOBILE SEED CLEANER DEMO & TOUR AT WINDERBERRY & EDIBLE ACRES FARM

AUGUST 18, 2019: CRESTON, BC – Creston Valley Farm Tour, Potluck & Live Music

Posted by Hailey Troock on July 24, 2019

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Join Young Agrarians in Creston and Erickson for a multi-farm tour to learn about four unique farms in the Creston Valley! Alongside our host farms, there are several farms and orchards along the way that make for a scenic route. Time is provided to enjoy and find local bounty along the way.  WHEN:  Sunday, August 18, 2019. 2-8pm. WHERE:  Bike (35 mins) or drive (10 mins) between locations (click here for route link). Join for the whole tour or drop in along the way! 2:00 – 3:00 pm – Wloka Farms Fruit Stand (3524 Crowsnest Hwy) 3:30 – 4:30 pm – Yaqan … Continue reading AUGUST 18, 2019: CRESTON, BC – Creston Valley Farm Tour, Potluck & Live Music

OCT 25-26, 2019: ROSSLAND, BC – Columbia Basin Mixer

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 15, 2019

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Columbia Basin Mixer When: October 25th – 26th 2019, Where: Red Mountain Resort, Rossland BC Tickets: Register today here!  (Scroll down in the ticketing popup to find the Mixer tickets.) The ticket is a suggested donation of $50 to $100 and includes food, education and accommodation at the new Nowhere Special Hostel at the base of Red Mountain Ski Resort. A stellar deal! SHARE and stay up to date in the Facebook event. SCHEDULE: Check out the agenda for the whole Basin Food Summit and Mixer here. This fall, join us at Red Mountain Resort, and the new Nowhere Special Hostel for … Continue reading OCT 25-26, 2019: ROSSLAND, BC – Columbia Basin Mixer

SEPT-NOV, 2019: VANCOUVER, BC – SCALE YOUR PROGRESSIVE FOOD BUSINESS

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 12, 2019

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Give your progressive food business a leg up with Feeding Growth. Feeding Growth’s Scale Your Progressive Food Business is a five-part workshop series that provides practical tips to environmentally progressive, organic, ethical, and socially responsible packaged goods companies at critical stages of expansion. Feeding Growth alumni include award-winning businesses such as Wize Monkey, Spread’em Kitchen and Tree Island Yogurt. The five workshops follow the proven Feeding Growth recipe: personable and caring food industry mentors share advice, participants engage in hands-on exercises, and the series culminates with a keynote event celebrating our graduates and the local food movement. Each workshop focuses … Continue reading SEPT-NOV, 2019: VANCOUVER, BC – SCALE YOUR PROGRESSIVE FOOD BUSINESS

EVENT RECAP: KLAS Tool School at Linden Lane Farms

Posted by Hailey Troock on June 28, 2019

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On Sunday, June 16, thirty farmers, food lovers and friends gathered at Linden Lane Farms in Krestova, Central Kootenay, for a tool demonstration with Kootenay Local Agricultural Society, farm tour and potluck social. The event brought out folks to the farm over the course of the afternoon from toddlers to farmers with five decades of experience. The event kicked off with an introduction circle. Everyone in the circle had the opportunity to tell the group a little bit about themselves and their interest in growing. Most of the group was visiting from nearby communities in Crescent Valley, Pass Creek and … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: KLAS Tool School at Linden Lane Farms