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

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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 dozens of events representing thousands 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

SAVE THE DATES: Lots of amazing farmer events coming up this Fall and Winter!

Young Agrarians Events:

NOV 16, 2019: NELSON, BC – Land Linking Workshop

NOV 18, 2019: BC Business Mentorship Network Application Deadline

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

DEC 1, 2019: COWICHAN, BC – Land Linking Workshop

DEC 7, 2019: ONANOLE, MB – Manitoba Agrarians Mixer

DEC 14, 2019: MOOSE JAW, SK – Saskatchewan Agrarians Mixer

Other Food & Farm Events:

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

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

NOV 16, 2019: CHILLIWACK, BC – BC Young Farmers – Farm Fest (free)

NOV 21, 2019: FORT STEELE, BC: Agriculture Learning Symposium on Invasive Weed Management

NOV 23, 2019: LANGLEY, BC: Small is Beautiful Workshop with Michael Ableman

NOV 26, 2019: MCBRIDE, BC: BC Agriculture and Wildfire Risk Reduction Workshop

NOV 26, 2019: COOMBS, BC – Coombs Farmers’ Institute Fall General Meeting (with talk by Thom O’Dell  on growing hazelnuts after the blight)

NOV 28, 2019: PRINCE GEORGE, BC: BC Agriculture and Wildfire Risk Reduction Workshop

DEC 2, 2019: 100 MILE HOUSE, BC: BC Agriculture and Wildfire Risk Reduction Workshop

DEC 2-3, 2019: KELOWNA, BC: 2019 Agricultural Climate Adaptation Research Provincial Workshop

DEC 2-5, 2019: BELLEVILLE, ON – 6th annual Ecological Farmers of Ontario Conference

DEC 10-11, 2019: EDMONTON, AB -Western Canada Conference on Soil Health and Grazing: Duncan_Poster (16 downloads)

JAN 14, 2020: KEREMEOS, BC: BC Agriculture and Wildfire Risk Reduction Workshop

JAN 16, 2020: SALMON ARM, BC: BC Agriculture and Wildfire Risk Reduction Workshop

JAN 16-17, 2019: WILLIAMS LAKE, BC – BC INTERIOR SOILS CONFERENCE

JAN 18, 2020: MERRITT, BC: BC Agriculture and Wildfire Risk Reduction Workshop

JAN 22, 2020: TARRYS, BC: BC Agriculture and Wildfire Risk Reduction Workshop

FEB 10, 2020: COMOX VALLEY, BC: BC Agriculture and Wildfire Risk Reduction Workshop

MAR 5-6, 2020: BRANDON, MD – Prairie Organics: Think Whole Farm Conference

MAR 6-8, 2020:HARRISON HOT SPRINGS, BC: BC Farmers’ Market Conference

EVENTS BLOG


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

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 12, 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

Dec 7: Onanole, MB – Agrarians Mixer & Potluck at Rackham Hall

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 11, 2019

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We are beyond excited to be organizing another Young Agrarians event in Manitoba! 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 7th from 1:00 pm to midnight LOCATION: Rackham Hall near Onanole, MB. Google map directions to Rackham. 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 Tackling the Challenges of a New Farmer – Round Table Discussions Lessons … Continue reading Dec 7: Onanole, MB – Agrarians Mixer & Potluck at Rackham Hall

EVENT RECAP: Ferment & Feast ~ Castlegar

Posted by Hailey Troock on November 06, 2019

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On October 6, 2019, over 40 food and fermentation enthusiasts joined us over the course of the afternoon at the Doukhobor Discovery Center for a hands-on workshop, roundtable discussion and intimate potluck inside the museum! Participants joined us from the communities of Grand Forks, Rossland, Salmo, Vallican, Castlegar, Glade, Thrums, Nelson, and Harrop. Thank you to our amazing workshop hosts Leeza Zurwick from Happy Gut and Jess Bowman, our roundtable participants, hosts at the DDC and everyone who came out! Read on for a recap of the day’s activities and discussions! FERMENTATION WORKSHOP  The day began with a presentation by Leeza from Happy Gut about … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Ferment & Feast ~ Castlegar

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

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

Posted by Alex on September 24, 2019

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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

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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

NOV 2, 2019: KELOWNA, BC – OKANAGAN LAND LINK

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on September 16, 2019

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KELOWNA LAND LINKING WORKSHOP Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019  |  1-6pm Location: First Lutheran Church, 4091 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, B.C. Syilx Territory Refreshments & snacks provided. Please RSVP: Register now  – and don’t forget to join the Facebook event and share with your community! You can offer or request ride sharing in the Facebook event discussion, too.  Questions about this event, or about the B.C. Land Matching Program? Reach out to our Okanagan Land Matcher Tessa Wetherill at tessa@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? … Continue reading NOV 2, 2019: KELOWNA, BC – OKANAGAN LAND LINK