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: community@youngagrarians.org.

Community Calendar

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Young Agrarians Events:

JAN 12 – MAR 23, 2023: ONLINE – Business Bootcamp

JAN-MAR, 2023: ONLINE – Advanced Reconciliation Workshops for Farmers only

JAN TBD 2023: ONLINE – Cover Cropping Workshop for Okanagan, Columbia Basin & Peace farmers

JAN TBD 2023: ONLINE – Advanced Nitrogen Management Workshop

FEB 25-26, 2023: NELSON, BC – Young Agrarians Columbia Basin Mixer

MAR 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2023: ONLINE – kinSHIFT Elements of Truth Workshops

Other Awesome Community Events:

JAN 17-MARCH 21: ONLINE – Farm Planning Course

JAN 26, 2023: ONLINE – Completing the Circle: A Path Towards Nutrient Circularity in Food Systems

FEB 1-MARCH 8: ONLINE – Introduction to Regenerative Livestock Course

FEB 6: NELSON, BC – BC Organic Agriculture Networking Event – Kootenays

FEB 6: ONLINE  – Workshop for Farm Workers: Know Your Rights!

FEB 10-12: LLOYDMINSTER, AB – Western Canada Holistic Management Conference

FEB 10-11: DAWSON CREEK, BC-  Agro-Connect Conference + Cultural Market

FEB 13, 15 17 : ONLINE – Farm Financial Literacy General Training

FEB 17:  LAKE COUNTRY, BC – BC Organic Agriculture Networking Event – Okanagan

FEB 18: KERSLEY, BC – BC Agriculture Networking Event – Exploring Agriculture in the Cariboo

FEB 23:  ONLINE – Farmer to Farmer Discussion: Principles of Rotational Grazing

FEB 25, 2023: WINNIPEG, MB – Direct Farm Marketing Conference

FEB 27, MARCH 1 & 3: ONLINE- Farm Financial Literacy Dairy Focused Training

NOV 7-9, 2023: PENTICTON, BC – BC Organic 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


Farm Start Up with Cheyenne Sundance

Posted by Alex on January 26, 2023

Do you dream of starting a farm but feel stuck on how to begin? Join for an in-depth conversation with Cheyenne Sundance about her farm start up journey! In this two-hour online workshop you will learn how Cheyenne, a first-generation, black farmer, grew Sundance Harvest from the start to today. Hear about her mistakes, her regrets, her simple blueprints and join for a lengthy question and answer period. You will walk away from the workshop knowing the following: What is Sundance Harvest’s Business Plan 2019- present Basic Financial Modelling of Sundance Harvest Hiring + Profit Principles How We Do Marketing … Continue reading Farm Start Up with Cheyenne Sundance

FEB 10-12: Lloydminster, AB – Western Canadian Holistic Management Canada Conference

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 16, 2023

A conference for everyone involved in growing healthy lands, people and communities. Join us in Lloydminster February 10 – 12, 2023 for the Western Canadian Holistic Management Conference. What to Expect: Practical Tools for Your Farm Holistic Management educates and empowers people to make socially, environmentally and financially sound decisions. Take home new ideas and practices to improve your land and your business. Inspiring Community Known for attracting an amazing community of people who work with the land this is the place to meet farmers, ranchers and land managers who are exploring new practices, ways of thinking and supporting the paradigm … Continue reading FEB 10-12: Lloydminster, AB – Western Canadian Holistic Management Canada Conference

FEB 25-26, 2023: NELSON, BC – Columbia Basin Mixer

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 12, 2023

Calling all new and young farmers, the farm curious and food growers! Thank you for growing food and farming. Join us to connect, dialogue, eat, workshop, and celebrate the hard work of the growing season with two days of networking and sharing at the Columbia Basin Mixer! We will gather from across Sinixt, Ktunaxa and Syilx Territories in Nelson for two days of workshops and networking! In the spirit of YA Mixers, this will be an opportunity to engage and connect with others, share ideas, and access the knowledge and experience you need to build your farm and business for success. … Continue reading FEB 25-26, 2023: NELSON, BC – Columbia Basin Mixer

Feb 25: WINNIPEG, MB – Direct Farm Marketing Conference

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 11, 2023

2023 Direct Farm Marketing Conference When: February 25th, 2023 Where: Winnipeg, MB Come join us Saturday February 25th for the annual Direct Farm Marketing Conference. We are excited to be able to have the opportunity to connect again with our farm and market friends and to make some new ones! Conference attendees will have a chance to explore new marketing strategies, investigate emerging trends, and connecting with other producers and market coordinators. The conference will also have a tradeshow, with options to speak with our conference sponsor and tradeshow participants. Make sure not to miss out on the Farm and … Continue reading Feb 25: WINNIPEG, MB – Direct Farm Marketing Conference

FEB 24-26, 2023: PRINCE GEORGE, BC – 3-Day Holistic Management Course with Kelly Sidoryk

Posted by Morgan Kitchen on January 06, 2023

We are so excited to have Kelly Sidoryk join us in Prince George for a condensed, 3 day Holistic Management Course! Holistic Management (HM) is widely used by farmers and ranchers to improve land, grow nutritious food, gain control of their finances and improve their quality of life. DATE: Friday February 24 – Sunday February 26 LOCATION: Prince George, BC COST: $100 per farm unit REGISTER: Registration is limited, please reach out to district.c.farmers@gmail.com to register your farm unit for this course FACEBOOK EVENT: Check out the Facebook event for relevant details and additional information as it becomes available *Once you … Continue reading FEB 24-26, 2023: PRINCE GEORGE, BC – 3-Day Holistic Management Course with Kelly Sidoryk

From Seed to Sale: Four Years of Land Matching in the Kootenays

Posted by Hailey Troock on December 19, 2022

Young Agrarians (YA) is a farmer-to-farmer educational resource network for new and young ecological, organic and regenerative farmers in Canada. With the average age of farmers in B.C. being 56, higher than the national average, and the province losing 1,687 farms between 2016 and 2021, a loss of 10%, the programs YA offers seek to support those wanting to farm and already farming. In B.C., YA offers on and off-farm educational events, business mentorships, and land access programming through the B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP). “The B.C. Land Matching Program has made our entire farming enterprise possible. Between matching us … Continue reading From Seed to Sale: Four Years of Land Matching in the Kootenays

Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program: Meet-A-Mentor Night!

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 14, 2022

YA Apprenticeship Program Meet the Mentors Night Jan 11

The Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program invites you to attend Meet-A-Mentor Night! If you would like to meet some of YA’s amazing mentors, ask questions about their farm, and learn more about the kinds of apprenticeships they are offering, please attend one (or all!) of our online mentor gatherings. Monday, December 19, 2022 6 pm MST/7 pm CST  RSVP to receive the Dec 16 zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvceugpjMvEtQ35LrgTpp8-D0jEvvvg34x Who will be there? Triple Lyoness Farm, Boundy Farms, Root and Regenerate Farm, Axten Farm, Dog’s Run Farm, Upland Organics, 350 Farms, Green Beach Farm & more! Wednesday, January 11 6 pm MST/7 pm … Continue reading Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program: Meet-A-Mentor Night!

Marginal land and farming outside the box

Posted by Andrew Adams on December 09, 2022

On a snowy November Sunday afternoon gatherers came to have panel discussions around “farming outside the box”! A core mission of Young Agrarians is knowledge transfer. Knowledge is one of the most important nutrients in the fertilizer needed to grow more farmers on “marginal land”. We love any chance to get together, whether online or in-person, to share and learn – we recently gathered at UNBC in Prince George for a compelling discussion on creative land use solutions.  Panelists Noemie Touchette, Barry Seymour, David Connell and Andrew Adams  Given the current lack of affordability of more productive land classes, farmers … Continue reading Marginal land and farming outside the box

Farm Resilience Mentorship Program

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 21, 2022

farm resilience mentorship program

Registration is now open for the Farm Resilience Mentorship Program (FaRM)! Network and learn alongside other farmers in this free and flexible peer-to-peer program. FaRM provides free resources, mentorship, and peer-to-peer learning and networking opportunities in these three Beneficial Management Practices (BMP) streams:  Advanced Nitrogen Management Advanced Grazing Systems Cover Cropping FaRM is a comprehensive learning hub to equip you with concrete tools to adopt practices that are good for the environment and your bottom line. Through FaRM, you’ll have opportunities to troubleshoot and brainstorm with other farmers, and receive input from Mentors. There are three ways to participate: Workshops: … Continue reading Farm Resilience Mentorship Program

IN PHOTOS: 2022 Land Social & Tool School at Linden Lane Farms

Posted by Hailey Troock on November 07, 2022

On Sunday, October 23rd 2022, we gathered with 15 farm and tool enthusiasts for an outdoor Land Social and Tool School at Linden Lane Farms in Krestova (near Nelson). Linden Lane Farms operates on leased family land, as well as two other properties in the area, with agreements supported through the BC Land Matching Program. Products are grown on the nearby leased plots and brought to the main farm site for processing and distribution. We enjoyed a light potluck harvest lunch, toured the farm and learned about the farming that they are doing on leased land to expand local food … Continue reading IN PHOTOS: 2022 Land Social & Tool School at Linden Lane Farms