Do you get energized from being around beginner farmers? Do you enjoy having someone work alongside you and teaching the knowledge and skills needed to run a farm? Do you love sharing your farm story and giving farm tours? If you answered yes, then being a Host Farm Mentor in the Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program might be the right fit for you.
We are looking for mentors in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
Join us on November 7 for an info session to learn more about what it’s like to work with Young Agrarians to host an apprenticeship on your farm.
When: October 18, 2023 at 7:00 SK & AB/ 8:00 MB
Where: Online on Zoom. Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program works with Host Farm Mentors to provide advanced, hands-on paid apprenticeships in regenerative agriculture. Host Farm Mentors help aspiring farmers build their competence and confidence in farm management and food production skills. This program includes mentor training, support with applications and placements, and apprentice learning days organized by YA staff.
Time Commitment: hosting an apprentice for a minimum of four months in the growing season with a few hours of mentor training in the non-growing season.
Mentor application deadline: November 13, 2024 (Apply here)
For more information contact your provincial coordinator:
Marsha Shack, YAAP Alberta Apprenticeship Coordinator
Alieka Beckett, YAAP SK Apprenticeship Coordinator
Sara Yagelniski, YAAP MB Apprenticeship Coordinator