Young Agrarians Events: Farm Tours & Potlucks, Workshops, Mixers and Land Links!

Young Agrarians collaborates regularly with farmers and farm organizations to offer an ongoing, community-building event series. Since we were born January 2012, the network has coordinated hundreds of events representing hundreds of farmers organizing to build community across Canada! Get in touch with us if you would like to host a Young Agrarians event, or if you’d like an event listed here: community@youngagrarians.org.

Community Calendar

COVID-19 Update: We are monitoring the situation and postponing or modifying events as they near. Sign up for our e-newsletter to receive updates. Stay well friends!

Young Agrarians Events:

APR 30, 2020: FERINTOSH, AB – VIRTUAL Cold Climate Water Resilience Field Day at Coen Farm

Other Food & Farm Events:

ONGOING: Online and in-person Permaculture Design Courses with Verge

ONGOING: BC COAST – Various Permaculture Design Courses/workshops – permaculturedesign.ca

MAY 5: WEBINAR – Alberta Local Food Market Channels – an Overview

MAY 7: WEBINAR – Selling Food in Alberta? Know the Regulations!

MAY 14, 2020: VANCOUVER, BC – Workshop: Growing Food in Difficult Spaces

AUG 29, 2020: VICTORIA, BC – Summer Fruit Tree Pruning

NOV 24-26, 2020: Alberta – Agricultural Excellence Conference

EVENTS BLOG


May 5: Webinar – How to Launch Perishable Shipping Business From Scratch

Posted by Dana Penrice on May 04, 2020

Understanding Ag presents Blaine Hitzfield and Brooks Hitzfield, Seven Sons Farms When: May 5, 2020 7:00 – 8:30 pm Central  Fee: $25 (non-refundable) Registration: https://understandingag.com/webinars Blaine Hitzfield, CEO of Marketing & Distribution Blaine has spent his life working on the family farm. During high school Blaine pursued an interest in multimedia design and marketing. Blaine’s interest in marketing served as an integral part of helping his family develop a direct marketing business. Today Blaine is employed full time at Seven Sons and is responsible for overseeing daily marketing and distribution activities. Blaine enjoys sharing the Seven Sons story by speaking to consumer and … Continue reading May 5: Webinar – How to Launch Perishable Shipping Business From Scratch

MAY 7: WEBINAR – Selling Food in Alberta? Know the Regulations!

Posted by Dana Penrice on April 27, 2020

When: Thurs, May 7, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM MST Where: Online Webinar (Register here) What: f you are new to or considering selling food in Alberta, join Eileen Kotowich and Karen Goad for a quick review of the regulations you need to know before selling food in Alberta. Know that different regulations apply to different market channels and different types of food. Understand the regulatory agency roles, build your industry network and learn where to get more information. This webinar is being put on in conjunction with the Chinook Applied Research Association (CARA). CARA is a producer-directed society dedicated … Continue reading MAY 7: WEBINAR – Selling Food in Alberta? Know the Regulations!

MAY 5: WEBINAR – Alberta Local Food Market Channels – an Overview

Posted by Dana Penrice on April 27, 2020

When: Tue, May 5, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM MST Where: Online Webinar (Register here) What: This webinar is for producers who are considering selling food in Alberta. Eileen Kotowich, farmers’ market specialist and Karen Goad, farm direct marketing specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry will discuss the scope of the local food opportunity in Alberta and market strategies for selling food products direct to consumers. We will explore the advantages and challenges of common market channel options including farmers’ market and farm gate sales, online, foodservice, retail and more. This webinar is being put on in conjunction with the … Continue reading MAY 5: WEBINAR – Alberta Local Food Market Channels – an Overview

COMMUNITY INSIGHTS: Columbia Basin Virtual Foodshed Gatherings

Posted by Hailey Troock on April 10, 2020

In response to a very rapidly evolving local food system, networks are mobilizing to share information, best practices, personal experiences and collaborating in new ways in order to maximize the use of resources, minimize duplication of efforts and envision a response that is informed from the ground up. Every Thursday for the foreseeable future, the Central Kootenay Food Policy Council, creator of the Central Kootenay Farm and Food Directory, is hosting a weekly meeting to provide a space for those involved in food systems in the Columbia Basin (farmers, food processors and businesses, non-profits, local government) to discuss their work, challenges … Continue reading COMMUNITY INSIGHTS: Columbia Basin Virtual Foodshed Gatherings

POSTPONED – TBA 2020: HARROP, BC – Land Social at ZeroFox Farms

Posted by Hailey Troock on March 12, 2020

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UPDATE: We will be postponing this event until further notice. We hope to join together with the community this season in Harrop when it is safe again to do so.  Join Young Agrarians in Harrop, B.C., for a Land Social at ZeroFox Farms. If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for an event all about land! We’ll be gathering to tour a new farm where edible perennial trees and shrubs, as well as medicinal herbs, are grown. We’ll chat about land sharing and starting a new farm in the Kootenays through the B.C. Land … Continue reading POSTPONED – TBA 2020: HARROP, BC – Land Social at ZeroFox Farms

VIRTUAL FARM TOUR – Cold Climate Water Resilience Virtual Field Day at Coen Farm

Posted by Alex on March 10, 2020

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Join us for a VIRTUAL field day at Coen Farm to learn about simple, low-cost, low-tech systems for harvesting snowmelt to improve your water resilience in a cold climate. During this video tour you will see over 3 km of swales, 40 million litres of water storage in ponds, dams, dugouts and wetlands, solar-powered water pumping, gravity water reticulation system, and energy-free livestock waterers. If the spring melt cooperates then there will also be a flood irrigation demonstration into one of the swales to water one of the farm’s food forests. The tour will also cover topics like permaculture design, … Continue reading VIRTUAL FARM TOUR – Cold Climate Water Resilience Virtual Field Day at Coen Farm

MAR 12: BRANDON, MB – Regenerative Agriculture with Steve Kenyon

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 05, 2020

Presented by Ducks Unlimited Grazing Club and Nelson Plett: Location: MBFI Learning Centre (corner of highway 10 and 353) Time: 9:30am – 3:45pm Cost: $30 Please text Nelson (204-212-1253) to register by March 1, 2020.

March 17-19: Manitoba – Dr. Fred Provenza Workshops

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 05, 2020

Dr. Fred Provenza, the author of Nourishment: What Animals Can Teach Us about Rediscovering Our Nutritional Wisdom  will be on a workshop tour around Manitoba. Tuesday, March 17 – MBFI  Wednesday, March 18 – Glenboro Theatre Thursday, March 19 – Pipestone Community Hall All workshops start at 10:00 am and wrap up at 3:30 pm. Dr. Provenza was a faculty member in the Department of Range Science from 1982 to 2009. He is currently Professor Emeritus in the Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University For the past 30 years, his group has produced ground-breaking research that laid the foundations for what … Continue reading March 17-19: Manitoba – Dr. Fred Provenza Workshops

POSTPONED: APR 4, 2020: CLEARWATER, MB – Introduction to Pastured Poultry Workshop

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 05, 2020

This event has been postponed. We’re partnering with the Harvest Moon Society to bring you a workshop to get you started in poultry. WHEN: Saturday, April 4th 9:30 am to 4:00 pm WHERE: The Harvest Moon Learning Centre, Clearwater, MB WHAT: This workshop will cover: FARM & ENTERPRISE GOALS BREED & STRAIN SELECTION BASICS OF BROODING MANAGING POULTRY ON PASTURE POULTRY EQUIPMENT WINTER HOUSING REGISTRATION:  $75 per person (includes lunch). Space is limited so register by March 31st. To register contact info@harvestmoonsociety.org      

POSTPONED – MAR 23, 2020: CHILLIWACK, BC – Farmer Self Care Social

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 04, 2020

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Photo of Late Bloomers Flower Farm, by Damaris Riedinger We are postponing this event. If you’d like to be notified by email when we reschedule, please register on eventbrite.  Stay well farm friends! Join us in Chilliwack, BC for a casual social and potluck on self care for farmers. Make 2020 your best season yet by establishing self care practices to reduce stress and enhance your wellbeing both on and off-farm. Farmer Self Care Social WHEN: Monday, March 23rd, 2020 – 6pm-8:30pm WHERE: Thrive Collective: 203-5960 Tyson Road Chilliwack, BC V2R 3R5 SCHEDULE: 6:00pm- Introduction to the Facility (facilitated by a Thrive Collective Counsellor) 6:30pm- Introduction … Continue reading POSTPONED – MAR 23, 2020: CHILLIWACK, BC – Farmer Self Care Social