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

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 24, 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

Opportunity: It’s time for Mentors to Apply for Funding Internships and Apprenticeships

Posted by Kolby Peterson on December 14, 2019

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Are you a farmer looking to hire and mentor a young, new, or aspiring farmer? Youth Employment and Skills Program  The Youth Employment and Skills Program is providing funding in 2020 for the creation of agricultural internships to youth and youth facing barriers. This is a program of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and employers across the agriculture sector may apply for funding to hire Canadians, age 15 to 30. We reached out to inquire about their upcoming funding. “We plan to have a short intake starting Jan 13, 2020 at 10:00 am EST for the $864,000 and then another in … Continue reading Opportunity: It’s time for Mentors to Apply for Funding Internships and Apprenticeships

SURVEY: UBC Farm Management Survey

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 12, 2019

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BC vegetable farmers are wanted to respond to a survey about their farm management! The survey will include questions about field management practices, seed practices, technology use, and employment. The study is being conducted by Dr. Hannah Wittman (Principal Investigator), Susanna Klassen (Doctoral Candidate), and Chris Thoreau (Masters Student), from the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the University of British Columbia.   Your responses will help us to better understand your experiences and the sustainability challenges facing vegetable farmers like you, and contribute to ongoing research out of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm. We are especially … Continue reading SURVEY: UBC Farm Management Survey

Kolby Peterson on farmers at the frontline of the climate crisis

Posted by Alex on December 12, 2019

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This year’s NFU essay competition received a stellar submission from YA’s own Kolby Peterson (YA Alberta Program Coordinator). She wrote about what it means to be a farmer during an era of climate change and how we can find hope in regenerative farming and building strong communities. The essay topic was “Farmers are on the frontline of the climate crisis. At this critical juncture when farmers must consider and employ climate adaptation and mitigation strategies, what does farming in a changing climate look like to you?”. Enjoy this burst of inspiration!  Hope Beneath Our Feet Kolby Peterson Like any dying language, … Continue reading Kolby Peterson on farmers at the frontline of the climate crisis