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

Young Agrarians Events

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

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Young Agrarians Events:

NOV 5, 2021: BC – Deadline to apply for the BC Business Mentorship Network

NOV 8-25, 2021: ONLINE – B.C. Land Forum

NOV 14, 2021: ONLINE – Kootenay Farms Food Hub Tour

NOV 24, 2021: ONLINE, AB – Land Access Workshop for Landholders and New Farmers (Alberta Land Linking Workshop Series, Pt. 1)

DEC 1, 2021: ONLINE, AB – Farming Together: Collaborative Conversation for Sharing Land (Alberta Land Linking Workshop Series, Pt. 2)

NOV 29, 2021: ONLINE – Virtual Drop-in Business Support and Brainstorming Session

DEC 20, 2021: ONLINE – Columbia Basin Farmer Slideshow

Other Awesome Community Events:

OCT 27, 2021: ONLINE- Discussion on Treaty Elders of Saskatchewan book by Treaty Land Sharing Network (TLSN)

OCT 27, 2021: ONLINE – Regeneration Canada’s AGM

NOV 3-4, 2021: ONLINE & IN-PERSON – Regenerate Conference

NOV 16, 2021: ONLINE – Buffalo Treaty webinar by The Treaty Land Sharing Network 

NOV 17, 2021: ONLINE- Solutions for Food & Farming Futures with Fair Finance Fund

NOV 29, 2021: ONLINE- Cultivating Common Ground: The 2021 Virtual Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario Conference

Ongoing 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

EVENTS BLOG


Alberta Land Linking Workshop Series 2021

Posted by Melisa Zapisocky on October 26, 2021

Are you a landholder looking for farmers? Are you a new farmer looking for land? Once aspiring farmers have gained experience, land access becomes a major barrier. With increasing land prices, ownership is often not an option. At the same, many landholders don’t have family members who want to take on the farm.  There is a growing opportunity for new farmers, land managers and food growers, who come from a wide variety of backgrounds, to explore creative land sharing arrangements with those offering land. This online workshop series will bring together landholders and new farmers to explore the land-linking process. … Continue reading Alberta Land Linking Workshop Series 2021

B.C. LAND FORUM NOV 8-25, 2021 – ONLINE

Posted by Darcy Smith on October 20, 2021

2021 Land Forum graphic Nov 8-25 - Online

CALLING ALL FARMERS AND LANDHOLDERS Our second annual LAND FORUM is here! We were thrilled to see so many of you in the community this summer at our on-farm Land Socials. The B.C. Land Matching Program team is super excited to welcome you back to learn together and take a deeper dive into information and interactive sessions about land sharing and starting a farm business. The Land Forum is accessible online so that we can reach you wherever you live and have Internet access. We can’t wait to share knowledge and online space with you all! WHEN: November 8 – … Continue reading B.C. LAND FORUM NOV 8-25, 2021 – ONLINE

NOV 14, 2021: ONLINE, BC – Kootenay Farms Food Hub Tour

Posted by Hailey Troock on October 19, 2021

You’re invited to a virtual tour of the NEW Kootenay Farms Food Hub in Creston presented by Young Agrarians and Fields Forward Society. This is the eighth event of the Young Agrarians 2021 Farm Club event series. What is a Farm Club? A Farm Club is when farmers come together to connect and nerd out with other farmers. It can be on any topic the group wants to discuss and can take many different shapes and sizes. The goal of this tour is to provide farmers and food producers in the region with an inside look at the new facility … Continue reading NOV 14, 2021: ONLINE, BC – Kootenay Farms Food Hub Tour

OCT 24, 2021: KRESTOVA, BC – Tool School 3.0 at Linden Lane Farms

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 23, 2021

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You’re invited to Tool School 3.0 at Linden Lane Farms in Krestova on October 24, 2021! We will learn about the Kootenay Local Agricultural Society Tool Library and all the farming equipment that is available for rent. This is the seventh event of the Young Agrarians 2021 Farm Club event series. What is a Farm Club? A Farm Club is when farmers come together to connect and nerd out with other farmers. It can be on any topic the group wants to discuss and can take many different shapes and sizes. The goal of Tool School is to provide information … Continue reading OCT 24, 2021: KRESTOVA, BC – Tool School 3.0 at Linden Lane Farms

OCT 3, 2021: NELSON, BC – Outdoor Flax Fibre Processing Workshop

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 16, 2021

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You’re invited to an outside in-person and hands-on workshop in Nelson all about flax fibre processing presented by Young Agrarians and the EartHand Gleaners Society. This is the sixth event of the Young Agrarians 2021 Columbia Basin Farm Club event series. What is a Farm Club? A Farm Club is when farmers come together to connect and nerd out with other farmers. It can be on any topic the group wants to discuss and can take many different shapes and sizes. The workshop will be led by Jaymie Johnson, member of EartHand Gleaners Society. Jaymie first grew flax for fibre … Continue reading OCT 3, 2021: NELSON, BC – Outdoor Flax Fibre Processing Workshop

SEPT 26, 2021: AGASSIZ, BC – Land Social at Abundance Community Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on September 10, 2021

Land Social at Abundance Sep 26-01

You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Abundance Community Farm in Agassiz, B.C.! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about – or just want to check out what your local farmers are up to – join us for the event.  Abundance Community Farm is a novel experiment in collective farming and community building. Their mission is to create a community culture around creative expression, meaningful connection, and sustainable food production. The farm is owned by an individual, but is cooperatively managed by a collective of 4 additional core residents and various summer residents. … Continue reading SEPT 26, 2021: AGASSIZ, BC – Land Social at Abundance Community Farm

EVENT RECAP: Wildwood Farm Land Social – Dawson Creek, BC

Posted by Morgan Kitchen on September 10, 2021

Wildwood Farm located just outside of Pouce Coupe has been Tim and Linda’s home for nearly 50 years! Draft horses are used in farm work where ever possible from garden and field tillage to milling their own grain. Beef cattle, milk cows, hogs, and laying hens are all raised here and make this farm so special. They are planning the next steps for the farm with developing a non-family farm transition and succession plan. Welcoming 18 attendees to join 6 hosts on Saturday September 4, we were so fortunate to tour the farm, develop new connections and network, learn about … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Wildwood Farm Land Social – Dawson Creek, BC

OCT 3, 2021: LANGFORD, BC – Land Social at Lohbrunner Community Farm Co-op

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on September 08, 2021

You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Lohbrunner Community Farm Co-op in Langford, B.C.! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about – or just want to check out what your local farmers and farm interns are up to – join us for the event.  This event will tour Lohbrunner Community Farm, a cooperatively managed farm owned by FarmFolk CityFolk, which includes garden space for core co-op members as well as two market garden operations. We’ll tour the farm, network, and look at the steps to building a successful land sharing relationship. Your regional … Continue reading OCT 3, 2021: LANGFORD, BC – Land Social at Lohbrunner Community Farm Co-op

EVENT RECAP: Kersley Farmers Institute Farm Tours – North Cariboo, BC

Posted by Morgan Kitchen on September 03, 2021

On Wednesday August 25, the Kersley Farmers Institute welcomed 44 people to enjoy a day full of farm tours at three host farms, Dunlevy Ranch, Rocky Point Ranch, and North Star Farm House. Over the course of the day, we saw diverse farming ventures and agribusinesses, networked, and shared ideas about farming in the North Cariboo. The farm tours and discussions focused on the value of diversification in agriculture and different ways to diversify a farm. With all the weather and market challenges any one farm can face, incorporating other avenues of income for a farm and diversifying your products, … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Kersley Farmers Institute Farm Tours – North Cariboo, BC

SEPT 27, 2021: BLEWETT, BC – Farm Tour at Bent Plow Farm

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 02, 2021

You’re invited to a Farm Tour at Bent Plow Farm in Blewett, BC (10 minutes from Nelson) presented by Young Agrarians, Kootenay & Boundary Farm Advisors and Bent Plow Farm! This is the fifth event of the Young Agrarians 2021 Farm Club event series. What is a Farm Club? Farm Club is when farmers come together to connect and nerd out with other farmers. It can be on any topic the group wants to discuss and can take many different shapes and sizes. Join owners and operators Emma and Scott as we tour their farm and talk about the ins … Continue reading SEPT 27, 2021: BLEWETT, BC – Farm Tour at Bent Plow Farm