Blog Category: Workshops

FEB 22 & 23: GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – YA Peace Country Winter Mixer

Posted by Lilli Klamke on January 15, 2020

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The third annual Young Agrarians Farmer Mixer in the Peace Country is coming up! If you are a farmer, passionate food lover, grower, or a farm dreamer, join us! These two days will be filled with networking, skill-sharing, and farm inspiration to help you grow your own farm business and brand your farm story. Meet with other farmers and share your story, your ideas, struggles, and successes. Find mentors and supporters, engage in new opportunities and get to know your farming companions in the Peace Country. When: Saturday, February 22 – Sunday, February 23, 2020 Where:  Camp Tamarack, Grande Prairie. Follow Highway … Continue reading FEB 22 & 23: GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – YA Peace Country Winter Mixer

Tools for Farmer Mental Health and Wellness

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on January 03, 2020

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Happy New Year farmers! We hope you are enjoying a quieter time on the farm and taking some time for self care this winter season. Farmers work hard, and the conversation around farmer stress and burnout is not a new one. Young Agrarians hears about these challenges from farmers all the time – there is a huge burden on farmers to be superheroes! We know how much loving care you put into your crops and animals, and want to support you in caring for yourself as well. As you (hopefully!) take a bit of time off this winter, we wanted to share some resources with you that might be helpful in … Continue reading Tools for Farmer Mental Health and Wellness

JAN & FEB, 2020: DUNCAN, BC – Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Farmers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 09, 2019

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Join us in Duncan, Vancouver Island for a workshop series for farmer wellness. Make 2020 your best season yet with a toolbox of practices to reduce stress and enhance your wellbeing both on and off-farm. Young Agrarians and Harmony Yoga and Wellness Center present: Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Farmers – Gentle stretching – Deep breathing – Learn to learn to calm the mind and tame the nervous system.  4 DATES: Mondays, 3-4:30pm | January 20, 27, February 3, 10 WHERE: Harmony Yoga Centre, 360 Duncan Street, Duncan, BC COST: A suggested $20 donation for the full four sessions can be paid online during … Continue reading JAN & FEB, 2020: DUNCAN, BC – Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Farmers

FEB 16, 2020: AINSWORTH HOT SPRINGS – Wet and Wild: Farming Funghi Forum

Posted by Hailey Troock on December 05, 2019 2 Comments

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Join Young Agrarians at Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort on Sunday, February 16, 2020, for a day all about farming and funghi! This event is by sliding-scale donation from $25-$40, lunch is included. This event requires registration, as there are only 30 spots available. REGISTER HERE! WHEN: Sunday, February 16, 2020 | 10am-2pm LOCATION: Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort, Ainsworth, BC BRING: Your questions, your curiosity and your SWIM SUIT AND TOWEL, if you want to take a dip before or after the event! Entry is $14 to the pools and is not included in the donation to this event. Lunch, coffee, and tea are included … Continue reading FEB 16, 2020: AINSWORTH HOT SPRINGS – Wet and Wild: Farming Funghi Forum

Dec 14: Moose Jaw, SK – Agrarians Mixer at the Wandering Market

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 24, 2019

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At long last, Young Agrarians is headed to Saskatchewan! Join fellow farmers and food lovers for an afternoon and evening of learning, sharing and fun! This event is free and open to everyone.  WHEN: Saturday, December 14th from 1:00 pm to midnight LOCATION: The Wandering Market, Moose Jaw, SK. Google map directions. REGISTRATION: This event is free but we kindly ask that you let us know you are coming here. SCHEDULE: 1:00 – Arrival/ Welcome Introductions Young Agrarians: How We’re Growing the Next Generation of New Farmers Networking activity Burning Topics Round Tables Lessons on Stating a Farm Ian and Christina King run  Northwood Farm Farmer Slideshows – bring 10 of your … Continue reading Dec 14: Moose Jaw, SK – Agrarians Mixer at the Wandering Market

NOV 3, 2019: SALMO, BC – Tour, Soup-Making & Potluck at Forrest Farm

Posted by Hailey Troock on October 16, 2019

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Join Young Agrarians at Forrest Farm in Salmo, BC for a daylight savings farm tour, outdoor fireside duck soup-making and potluck social. This event is free and open to everyone. Please let us know if you can join us by selecting “Going” in the Facebook event. This will help to ensure we have enough soup to go around!  WHEN: Sunday, November 3, 2019 | 2-6pm LOCATION: 1244 Airport Road, Salmo B.C. V0G 1Z0 BRING: Please bring a dish to share, tools to eat with, warm footwear and clothes and a chair or a blanket. At this time of year, we’re always prepared for a little bit … Continue reading NOV 3, 2019: SALMO, BC – Tour, Soup-Making & Potluck at Forrest Farm

OCT 9, 2019: Sooke, BC – Apprenticeship Enrichment on Seed Saving

Posted by Michalina Hunter on October 04, 2019

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Join ALM Organic Farm in Sooke on October 9, 2019 for an apprentice enrichment day about seed saving, selection processing and marketing for apprentices and others who are interested in seed saving for farms.  It’s a potluck and at the end of the day folks can stay on and help us process seeds. When: October 9, 2019 from 10am-2pm Where: 3680 Otter Point Rd, Sooke, BC Schedule:  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Seed workshop and walk around. • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Potluck RSVP: Email mary@almfarms.org Mary Alice Johnson, owner of Full Circle Seeds, will be facilitating the event with … Continue reading OCT 9, 2019: Sooke, BC – Apprenticeship Enrichment on Seed Saving

DEC 1, 2019: Cowichan, BC – VANCOUVER ISLAND LAND LINK

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on September 30, 2019

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VANCOUVER ISLAND LAND LINKING WORKSHOP Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019 | 1-6PM Location: The HUB at Cowichan Station – 2375 Koksilah Road, Duncan, BC QUW’UTSUN TERRITORY Please RSVP: Register now Facebook: Don’t forget to join the Facebook event  to share with your community and coordinate ride sharing in the discussion! Questions about this event, or about the B.C. Land Matching Program? Reach out to our Vancouver Island Land Matcher, Azja at: azja@youngagrarians.org. Land Linking Workshop: Networking, Land Access Arrangements, B.C. Land Matching Program & Farmer Q&A! GOT LAND? WANT LAND? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? Are you a farmer looking for land? We want you! Join … Continue reading DEC 1, 2019: Cowichan, BC – VANCOUVER ISLAND LAND LINK

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