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

young agrarians impact 2020Young 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

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Young Agrarians Events:

JAN 5-29, 2021: ONLINE – Columbia Basin Mixer

JAN 5 – MAR 8, 2021: Young Agrarians Business Bootcamp [FULL- sign up for the waitlist on Eventbrite for the fall intake]

JAN 12, 2021: Farm Transition Appreciation Day (YA Webinar on Non-Family Farm Transition)

FEB 2021 TBD: Young Agrarians Business Bootcamp [sign up for the waitlist here]

Other Awesome Community Events:

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

JAN 6-FEB 3, 2021: Online Learning Series: Purpose & Profit

JAN 12, 2021: Farm Transition Workshop: The 6 estate-planning ideas successful farm families master (Farm Credit Canada)

JAN 16-23, 2021: Northeast Organic Seed Conference & Organic Dairy Programming  (Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York)

JAN 21-23, 2021: Practical Farmers oF Iowa- Coming Home Annual Conference

JAN 26, 2021: MICROGREENS WORKSHOP with Cameron Bell from Farmer Cam’s Foods (Green Skills)

FEB 1-19, 2021: BC Farmers’ Markets Virtual Conference (BC Association of Farmers Markets)

FEB 9, 2021: Farm Transition Workshop: Finding Fairness in Farm Transition (Farm Credit Canada)

FEB 20, 2021: NO-TILL GROWING WORKSHOP with Vicky Serafini of Thimbleberry Farm (Green Skills)

FEB 22-26, 2021: Living Soils Symposium (Regeneration Canada)

FEB 27 & 28, 2021: ONLINE & IN-PERSON – BC Organic Conference 2021 (Certified Organic Association of BC)

EVENTS BLOG


Resources & Recap – Columbia Basin Mixer 2021

Posted by Alex on January 07, 2021

Thank you to everyone who has been participating in the Columbia Basin Mixer! We’ve had some incredible workshops so far and we can’t wait to share all the great learning with everyone. On this page, you’ll find the needs and opportunities that people wish to share, many farming resources to help you bring your farming to the next level, and a recap of all the workshops (including recordings where possible) from the Mixer. Enjoy the resources and recap for the Columbia Basin Mixer! Don’t forget to check out the full schedule for the Columbia Basin Mixer and to register for … Continue reading Resources & Recap – Columbia Basin Mixer 2021

JAN 12, 2021: Farm Transition Appreciation Day

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 05, 2021

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The first-ever Farm Transition Appreciation Day (FTADay) is taking place online and on farms across Canada on January 12, 2021! What is Farm Transition Appreciation Day? FTADay celebrates all the steps in farm transition planning – from encouraging the first conversations to signing your wills. No matter where families are on the transition journey, all generations of farmers can take advantage of the free learning opportunities being offered by experts on farm transition planning and communication issues on Jan 12. These virtual webinars are organized by Farm Management Canada, sponsored by Farm Life Financials and with offerings from many in … Continue reading JAN 12, 2021: Farm Transition Appreciation Day

Dec 15: Online – Marketing and Merchandizing Strategies for Local Business Start-Ups

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 10, 2020

When: Tue, Dec 15, 2020 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM MST This webinar explores marketing strategies including image, display, curb appeal, merchandising techniques and other tools to attract customers to your business and secure sales. Eileen Kotowich and Karen Goad with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry will be presenters for this webinar. Register here:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8836227806381755662 Photo by Mack Male via Flickr

Dec 3: WEBINAR – New On-Farm Slaughter Regulations in Alberta

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 16, 2020

The new On-Farm Slaughter Operation License under the Meat Inspection Act and Meat Inspection Regulation offers exciting opportunities for farmers in Alberta. Learn about what this means for you and get your questions answered at this free webinar.  WHEN: December 3rd, 2020 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm WHERE: Online. Join us from the comfort of your couch, office, tractor, compost heap – wherever you find yourself able to tune in! RSVP:  Register for this FREE online webinar here https://bit.ly/3lvyclL. You’ll receive a link to join the session either by computer, mobile or phone. RECORDING: You can watch the On-Farm Slaughter Regulations Webinar recording here.  … Continue reading Dec 3: WEBINAR – New On-Farm Slaughter Regulations in Alberta

January 2021: ONLINE – Columbia Basin Mixer

Posted by Alex on November 05, 2020

Join us online for farm workshops and networking at the Columbia Basin Mixer! This year’s mixer will be hosted virtually throughout the month of January. Although we are not able to gather in person, we’re excited to bring you a stellar line-up of speakers from across the Columbia Basin and beyond! Join us for discussions about Indigenous land stewardship, growing your farm, online retail, climate mitigation, CSA planning, and more. We’ll also have online networking events and a farmer yoga classes. The Mixer will be hosted in Ktunaxa, Syilx, Sinixt, Secwépemc and Lheidli T’enneh Territory.  It is open to everyone … Continue reading January 2021: ONLINE – Columbia Basin Mixer

OCT 28 – NOV 28: ONLINE – National Farmers Union Convention

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 02, 2020

About the National Farmers Union Convention 2020 What a year 2020 has been! Throughout, the National Farmers Union has continued to work diligently on behalf of family and cooperative farmers and progressive eaters and thinkers across Canada.  calling for measures to support family and cooperative farms fighting for farmers and farmers markets to be recognized as essential services highlighting the importance of localized food systems speaking for the health of all workers in the food system including farmers, migrant workers, inspectors and processors In addition, the NFU has created a Vision of a post-COVID Food System that we look forward … Continue reading OCT 28 – NOV 28: ONLINE – National Farmers Union Convention

Nov. 20: Town Hall – Direct Farm Manitoba

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 30, 2020

WHEN: November 20, 2020 1pm-3pm WHERE: Virtually on Zoom WHO:  Direct Farm Manitoba members and future members! WHAT: Mark your calendars for the 2020 Direct Farm Manitoba Town hall. The town hall is a great chance to get together and discuss issues important to the direct farm marketing sector. Whether you are a long time member, or just starting out and wanting to know more about Direct Farm Manitoba, we hope to see you there! Have a policy concern, issue, or other topic you want to discuss? We want to hear about it! Contact us at events@directfarmmanitoba.ca HOW:  RSVP to events@directfarmmanitoba.ca

Nov 5 – 26: Regenerative Ag Month – Manitoba Grasslands and Forage Association

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 30, 2020

MFGA’s Regenerative Ag Conference will be delivered as a month long on-line celebration of Regen Ag Farming in Manitoba, focussing on soil health, producer prosperity! When: Thursday Nights in November Where: Online. Register here.  What: A month-long celebration featuring one keynote speaker per week – all free of charge and live as it happens. The format for each 120-minute presentation includes the following: 45-minute Video customized to a Made-in-Manitoba focus Live Q&A Session moderated by MFGA leaders Local Producer Panel Thursday, November 5, 2020 7pm – 9pm DIANA RODGERS – Live & Online “Sacred Cow” Presentation – watch the trailer Internationally-recognized Diana … Continue reading Nov 5 – 26: Regenerative Ag Month – Manitoba Grasslands and Forage Association

Nov. 5 & 6: Organic Connections – SaskOrganics

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 30, 2020

Thursday, November 5, 2020- Online Program 8:15-8:30am  Welcome & Opening Remarks – Organic Connections Chair Marla Carlson 8:30-9:15am  Bob Quinn- Taking Farming Back to the Future for Health, Prosperity and Fun BREAK 9:30-10:15am  Don M. Huber, PhD, Professor Emeritus – Managing Nutrition to Control Plant Diseases and Pests BREAK 10:30-11:15am  Chris Trump – Overview of the Complexity of the Interconnection Between Soil Microbial Life and Nutrient Uptake and Yield BREAK 11:30-12:15pm  Dr. Andrew Hammermeister- Translating Organic Science into Practice 12:15pm  Closing Remarks – Organic Connections Chair Marla Carlson Friday, November 6, 2020- Online Program  8:15-8:30am  Welcome & Opening Remarks – … Continue reading Nov. 5 & 6: Organic Connections – SaskOrganics

LAND FORUM NOV 9-19, 2020 – ONLINE!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on October 16, 2020

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Every fall, our land matchers look forward to our Land Linking Workshops, where we gather land seekers and landholders to network and talk land access. While we’re not meeting in person this year, we’re excited to offer our first annual online Land Forum!  WHEN: November 9 -19th, 2020  WHERE: Online on unceded Indigenous territories across what is today known as B.C. Join us from the comfort of your couch, office, tractor, compost heap – wherever you find yourself able to tune in! RSVP: Register for the Land Forum and you’ll get access to links for all the webinars. Register for … Continue reading LAND FORUM NOV 9-19, 2020 – ONLINE!