Events

Young Agrarians collaborates regularly with farmers and farm organizations to offer an ongoing, community-building event series including farmer mixers, land links and land socials, on-farm meet-ups and learning days, and more. Get in touch with us if you would like to host a Young Agrarians event, or if you’d like an event on our community calendar: network@youngagrarians.org.

Community Calendar

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Young Agrarians Events:

DEC 16, 2023 & JAN 16, 2024: ONLINE – Meet the Host Farmers

FEB 6, 13, 20, 27, 2023: ONLINE – Elements of Truth: Before Reconciliation

FEB 24, 2023: COLDSTREAM, BC – Land Linking Workshop at Coldstream Community Hall

APR 18, 25, May 2, 9 2023: ONLINE – Elements of Truth: Before Reconciliation

Other Awesome Community Events:

DEC 7, 2023: ONLINE – Rotational Grazing and Cover Crop Integration Virtual Q&A

JAN 25, 2024: VANCOUVER, BC: Pacific Agriculture Show

MARCH 1-3, 2024: NORTH VANCOUVER, BC: BC Farmer’s Market Conference

Ongoing Events:

ONGOING: In the Know – Mental Health Literacy Program

ONGOING: A Growing Culture – Hunger for Justice Weekly Series

ONGOING: Virtual Skill-share Series with Soul Fire Farm

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

NFUniversity: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month

NFU 2SLGBTQ+ Farmer & Farmworker Gathering: The 4th Wednesday of every month

EVENTS BLOG


FEB 24, 2024: Coldstream, BC – LAND LINKING WORKSHOP

Posted by Darcy Smith on November 14, 2023

GOT LAND? WANT LAND? Are you a landholder looking for farmers? Are you a farmer looking for land? We want you! Join us for a workshop on the nuts and bolts of land access. Young Agrarians Land Linking Workshops bring together landholders and farmers seeking land to network, explore possible land matches, and learn how to navigate land sharing and lease agreements. Our B.C. Land Matching Program Manager Darcy Smith and our Okanagan Land Matcher, Pascale Schittecatte will be there to talk about how land matching supports land seekers and landholders, and share key questions to ask, legal considerations, and … Continue reading FEB 24, 2024: Coldstream, BC – LAND LINKING WORKSHOP

DEC 16 & JAN 16: WEBINARS – Meet the Host Farmers

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 10, 2023

Join us for a webinar (or two) to learn about the Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program. Meet some of the amazing host farm mentors, ask questions about their farm, learn more about the kinds of apprenticeships they offer, and what a typical day/week is like for their apprentices. Bring your questions! We will be offering this webinar in December, and again in January. Register for one or both. December 16 Session Date: Saturday, December 16, 2023 Time: 9 am PST (BC) / 10 am MST (AB) / 11 am CST (SK & MB) January 16 Session Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2024 … Continue reading DEC 16 & JAN 16: WEBINARS – Meet the Host Farmers

Event Recap: Farm Tour & Seed Ceremony at Amara Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 06, 2023

On a beautiful late summer day, we gathered with 52 community members at Amara Farm on unceded K’ómoks territory, also known as Courtenay, B.C. at a farm tour hosted through the B.C. Land Matching Program delivered by Young Agrarians. We enjoyed farm tours, talked about land access and farming collaboratively, shared food at a beautiful community potluck, and were honoured to participate in a surprise seed ceremony and offering for head Amara farmer Arzeena, led by Natasha of Minwaadizi Farm and her Auntie Sharon. Folks traveled from as far as Ladysmith and Port Alberni to join! Read on for more … Continue reading Event Recap: Farm Tour & Seed Ceremony at Amara Farm

Nov 21, 2023: ONLINE – Business Planning for Your Future Farm

Posted by Chantelle Chan on October 27, 2023

Join Young Agrarian’s Melanie Buffel for a hands-on look at exercising your business planning muscles. Are you thinking about starting a farm business or actively looking for land, but planning for your farm feels impossible with that big missing piece – the land? This session is a great starting point for planning how you’ll bring your farm to life, as well as figuring out just what land will be right for your business! Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2023  |  7-8:30 PM PST Location: Online on Indigenous territories across what is today known as B.C. Join us from the comfort of … Continue reading Nov 21, 2023: ONLINE – Business Planning for Your Future Farm

NOV 26, 2023: Langley, BC – LAND LINKING WORKSHOP

Posted by Kat Roger on October 18, 2023

GOT LAND? WANT LAND? Are you a landholder looking for farmers? Are you a farmer looking for land? We want you! Join us for a workshop on the nuts and bolts of land access. Young Agrarians Land Linking Workshops bring together landholders and farmers seeking land to network, explore possible land matches, and learn how to navigate land sharing and lease agreements. Our B.C. Land Matching Program Manager Darcy Smith, Program Coordinator Kat Roger, and new Metro Vancouver Land Matcher will be there to talk about how land matching supports land seekers and landholders, and share key questions to ask, legal … Continue reading NOV 26, 2023: Langley, BC – LAND LINKING WORKSHOP

NOV 18, 2023: Cowichan, BC – LAND LINKING WORKSHOP

Posted by Kat Roger on October 16, 2023

GOT LAND? WANT LAND? Are you a landholder looking for farmers? Are you a farmer looking for land? We want you! Join us for a workshop on the nuts and bolts of land access. Young Agrarians Land Linking Workshops bring together landholders and farmers seeking land to network, explore possible land matches, and learn how to navigate land sharing and lease agreements. Our B.C. Land Matching Program Manager Darcy Smith and our Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands Land Matcher, Kiyomi Ito will be there to talk about how land matching supports land seekers and landholders, and share key questions to ask, … Continue reading NOV 18, 2023: Cowichan, BC – LAND LINKING WORKSHOP

Dec 2-3, 2023: Saskatoon, SK – Prairies Mixer

Posted by Lourdes Still on October 05, 2023

The first-ever Prairies Mixer is happening on Dec 2-3, 2023 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Calling all regenerative farmers, food growers, local food enthusiasts, and mixed-grass prairie advocates   Join us for a weekend of community building, knowledge sharing, and storytelling! This year’s theme is “Rooted, Grow Deep”, an ode to what remains of the mixed-grass prairie on the land we are farming on. This is an invitation to rediscover how vast and varied the grasslands used to be and find our individual connection to it in order to practice better stewardship and advocate for its conservation. In the spirit of YA Mixers, this … Continue reading Dec 2-3, 2023: Saskatoon, SK – Prairies Mixer

OCT 18, 2023: ONLINE – Host Farm Info Night

Posted by Lourdes Still on September 25, 2023

We are seeking host farm mentors in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba for the 2024 Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program! Join us for an info night to learn all about hosting an apprentice on your farm. Meet our team of apprenticeship coordinators, and hear from seasoned host farm mentors about their experience with the program. We welcome anyone who has hosted apprentices in the past or is considering it for the coming year. Bring your questions! Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2023 Time: 7:00 PM MST and 8:00 PM CDT Location: Online – link will be emailed to registrants Cost: Free! Not able to … Continue reading OCT 18, 2023: ONLINE – Host Farm Info Night

OCT 22, 2023: Nelson, BC – LAND LINKING WORKSHOP

Posted by Kat Roger on September 18, 2023

GOT LAND? WANT LAND? Are you a landholder looking for farmers? Are you a farmer looking for land? We want you! Join us for a workshop on the nuts and bolts of land access. Young Agrarians Land Linking Workshops bring together landholders and farmers seeking land to network, explore possible land matches, and learn how to navigate land sharing and lease agreements. Our B.C. Land Matching Program Manager Darcy Smith and our Columbia Basin Land Matcher, Nyree Marsh will be there to talk about how land matching supports land seekers and landholders, and share key questions to ask, legal considerations, … Continue reading OCT 22, 2023: Nelson, BC – LAND LINKING WORKSHOP

NOV 3, 2023: SHERWOOD PARK, AB – Regenerative Agriculture Job Fair

Posted by Dana Penrice on September 14, 2023

A lady pouring feed from a metal bucket to chickens.

Looking for a job? Are you nerdy about soil health? Are you buzzing about biodiversity? Are you excited about how farms can contribute positively to our planet? Young Agrarians and Organic Alberta are hosting a Regenerative Ag Job Fair to help you find a meaningful job in regenerative, ecological & organic agriculture. Meet people offering:  farm jobs and paid apprenticeships on farms across the Prairies summer jobs with associations that support producers  jobs in the organic sector – from buyers to retailers other great opportunities! WHEN: Friday, November 3rd from 5:00-6:00 PM WHERE: Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre at 2100 … Continue reading NOV 3, 2023: SHERWOOD PARK, AB – Regenerative Agriculture Job Fair