Blog Category: Young Agrarians

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Rad-ish Farms

Posted by Melanie Buffel on November 12, 2019

Katie Ralphs with her Mentor DeLisa Lewis.

Young Agrarians is celebrating the sixth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) Program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develops the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. We love to profile our program participants and celebrate their efforts! Applications now open for the 2019/2020 season. APPLY NOW! Deadline extended to Monday, November 18th, 2019 – Program Application here! What is your name, where do you farm, and who are your mentors? My name is Katie Ralphs from Rad-ish Farm in  Duncan, BC (unceded Cowichan Territory). I am supported by … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Rad-ish Farms

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

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 12, 2019

Copy of Mini-Mixer & PotLuck

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 Presentation about Young Agrarians and New Farmers Networking activity Burning Topics Round Tables Speaker – TBD Farmer Slideshows – bring 10 of your best farm photos of successes, challenges, fun for your farm! 6:00 … Continue reading Dec 14: Moose Jaw, SK – Agrarians Mixer at the Wandering Market

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Elderberry Grove

Posted by Melanie Buffel on November 04, 2019

Louise and Jed, Elderberry Grove 2019

Young Agrarians is celebrating the sixth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) Program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develops the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. We love to profile our program participants and celebrate their efforts! Applications now open for the 2019/2020 season. APPLY NOW! Deadline extended to Monday, November 18th, 2019 – Program Application here! What is your name, where do you farm, and who are your mentors? Our names are Louise Lecouffe and Jed Wiebe and we operate Elderberry Grove. We farm in the Shuswap … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Elderberry Grove

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Blackwater Creek Orchard

Posted by Melanie Buffel on October 29, 2019

Blackwater Creek Orchard Farm Stand

Young Agrarians is going into the sixth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) Program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develops the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. We love to profile our program participants and celebrate their efforts! Applications now open for the 2019/2020 season. APPLY NOW! Deadline extended to Monday, November 18th, 2019 – Program Application here! What is your name, where do you farm, and who are your mentors? Our names are Riley Peterson and Olivia Kester and we operate Blackwater Creek Orchard in Devine, … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Blackwater Creek Orchard

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Bees Please Farms

Posted by Melanie Buffel on October 21, 2019

Kate and a handsome fella.

What is your name, where do you farm, and who are your mentors? My name is Kate Fraser and I run Bees Please Farms in and around Victoria, BC. My business mentor is Seann Dory from Salt and Harrow Farm in Parksville, and my production mentors are Deb and Liam at Six Legs Good Apiaries in East Vancouver. What do you farm? I rent out bees and chickens around the lower island! For the bees, it is a way for people to support bees without having to learn to be a beekeeper. For the chickens it is a way for people to … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Bees Please Farms

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

Posted by Hailey Troock on October 16, 2019

Forrest farms, salmo, quaills

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

2020 BC BUSINESS MENTORSHIP NETWORK – APPLY!

Posted by Melanie Buffel on October 01, 2019 3 Comments

New Farmers Apply for Farm Business Support through Young Agrarians Mentorship Network

Ready to Grow Your Farm Business? Are you a young (or young at heart) animal or vegetable producer living in British Columbia? Are you operating a new farm and looking for guidance to grow your business? Young Agrarians is excited to offer its sixth season (woo!) of the BC Business Mentorship Network! This program pairs new and seasoned farmers together to cultivate the skills for running ecologically sustainable and financially viable businesses. Mentors work with you to analyze your operations and lay the groundwork for your farm’s business growth.  What You Get! As a participant in this program you will receive 30-40 hours of one-on-one mentorship with an experienced … Continue reading 2020 BC BUSINESS MENTORSHIP NETWORK – APPLY!

OCT 12, 2019: WOODBEND, AB – FARMER DELL FARM TOUR & POTLUCK

Posted by Alex on September 24, 2019

FarmerDell

Julia Martin was a city girl through-and-through until she got her calling to country living and farm life in 2012. Starting out small, Julia eventually branded to Farmer Dell – raising sheep, chickens, and adopting permaculture farming. Now her farmstead flourishes. Take a look into life with Farmer Dell on Facebook or by following @FarmerDell! Join the tour to learn about sheep and local fibre arts as well as permaculture at a farm scale! Earlier that day there will also be a Fall Harvest Sale where Julia will be selling lamb sausage, various cuts of lamb, eggs, garden produce, wool … Continue reading OCT 12, 2019: WOODBEND, AB – FARMER DELL FARM TOUR & POTLUCK

NOV 23, 2019: LANGLEY, BC – Land Linking Workshop

Posted by Ashlee Brillert on September 24, 2019

land link, langley, vancouver

METRO VANCOUVER – FRASER VALLEY LAND LINKING WORKSHOP Date: Saturday, November 23rd, 2019   |  1-6pm Location: Langley Mennonite Fellowship, 20997 40th Avenue, Langley, BC Kwantlen, Katzie, & Semiahmoo 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 Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley Land Matcher, Ashlee at: ashlee@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 … Continue reading NOV 23, 2019: LANGLEY, BC – Land Linking Workshop

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