Tag Archives: Agriculture

July 20, 2019: Edmonton, AB – Picture a Farmer Film Screening

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 08, 2019

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We are excited to tell you about the first screening for the short documentary: Picture A Farmer – celebrating Alberta women in Agriculture.   Check it out on Saturday, July 20th at 3:00pm at the Garneau Theatre, 8712 109th St. Edmonton, AB. Free tickets can be ordered at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/picture-a-farmer-screening-tickets-64678775960 Please share with your network! Picture a farmer – a Documentary Picture a Farmer is a documentary that challenges the conventional perceptions of women’s roles on the farm. Women have always been a critical part of farm life, yet they are often not seen as farmers. Women on farms raise children, cook meals, maybe tend … Continue reading July 20, 2019: Edmonton, AB – Picture a Farmer Film Screening

What is Bullying and Harassment? – AgSafe

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 18, 2019

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Bullying and harassment in the workplace is considered to be a vital part of a company’s health and safety program. These issues pose a potentially very serious risk to the mental and physical health, well-being, and safety of workers in agriculture. To help employers and workers address this issue AgSafeBC has produced an informational video titled, “What is Bullying and Harassment”. The short video, available in English and Spanish languages, explains what behaviours indicate bullying or harassment is occurring and how to address the situation. It also explains what actions are reasonable workplace communication and management protocols and not considered bullying … Continue reading What is Bullying and Harassment? – AgSafe

JOB: ABBOTSFORD – Ministry of Agriculture New Entrant Agrologist

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 20, 2018

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The Sector Development Branch of the BC Ministry of Agriculture is hiring a New Entrant Agrologist. The role provides support and technical expertise to new producers to the industry. The role builds capacity, supports business management and entrepreneurial skill development, increases awareness of programs and services, and encourages the use of sound management practices.  This role is responsible for the effective implementation of the New Entrant Strategy and all aspects of developing and delivering programs, tools, resources and projects for new farmers and ranchers. Position Summary New Entrant Agrologist Licensed Science Officer (Agrologist) 2 Bring your operational expertise to this unique opportunity The … Continue reading JOB: ABBOTSFORD – Ministry of Agriculture New Entrant Agrologist

JAN 9: ELMWOOD, ON – Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week Ecological Day

Posted by Moss Dance on October 04, 2018

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Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week (GBFW) is a 7-day agricultural conference featuring a program dedicated to each of the major commodity groups (Dairy, Goat, Sheep, Horse, Beef, Crops and Ecological) in Grey and Bruce counties and beyond. This year, GBFW’s Ecological Day is a producer-lead annual event, related to Ecological Practices on the Farm. WHEN: Wednesday January 9, 2019, 9:00AM — 4:15PM WHERE: Online or in-person at 38 Queen St W, Elmwood, ON ABOUT GREY BRUCE FARMERS’ WEEK GBFW has been a main stay in Grey County since 1966, carrying forth a strong mandate to educate farmers and agribusinesses. GBFW features approximately 55 speakers … Continue reading JAN 9: ELMWOOD, ON – Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week Ecological Day

AgSafe launches new COR Self-Assessment website for B.C.’s agriculture industry

Posted by Moss Dance on June 14, 2018

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AgSafe has launched a new free safety self-assessment web tool for B.C.’s agriculture organizations and other naturally aligned industries. The Safety Ready Certificate of Recognition (COR) Self-Assessment website is designed to assist organizations in assessing their readiness for a COR program audit. The self-assessment tool begins with a questionnaire to be completed by the person responsible for overseeing the Safety Management System in your organization. Once that is done, the tool provides feedback on your readiness for a COR review. The web tool will also help you calculate your organization’s potential WorkSafeBC incentive. “There are three levels of readiness and … Continue reading AgSafe launches new COR Self-Assessment website for B.C.’s agriculture industry

South Okanagan Farm Tours, Summer 2018

Posted by Moss Dance on May 10, 2018

South Okanagan Farm Tours

Hay South Okanagan farmers, foodies, and farm-curious folk: we have an awesome line up of South Okanagan farm tours and potlucks coming your way this summer! WHY ATTEND SOUTH OKANAGAN FARM TOURS? Joining in regional farm tours is a great way to meet other farmers and build community — so join us for one (or all!) of our upcoming farm tours! YA farm events are a great way to get connected! Are you looking for land to farm? A community to grow into? Thinking of moving to the South Okanagan? This is a great way to meet other farmers, nerd out about farming, and learn about the unique … Continue reading South Okanagan Farm Tours, Summer 2018

JOB: LILLOOET, BC – Lillooet Agriculture and Food Society Executive Director

Posted by Moss Dance on May 09, 2018

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Lillooet Agriculture and Food Society (LAFS) is promoting agriculture in the the District of Lillooet & St’át’imc. They are hiring an Executive Director! Click here for the complete job description. (9 month contract, starting June 1, 2018) ABOUT LILLOOET AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SOCIETY The Lillooet Agriculture and Food Society (LAFS) is a newly established non-profit society tasked with implementing the SLRD Electoral Area B, District of Lillooet & St’át’imc Agricultural Plan (Ag Plan) and beyond. Delivering on key recommendations of the Ag Plan, LAFS is focused on: enhancing the agricultural viability of the region; promoting awareness, education, and research around local agriculture and … Continue reading JOB: LILLOOET, BC – Lillooet Agriculture and Food Society Executive Director

GROW YOUR OWN JOB – New farmers seeking agriculture careers in Ontario

Posted by Moss Dance on April 25, 2018 1 Comment

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EDITOR’S NOTE: In this article, Stephanie Gordon follows the stories of several young farmers getting started in agriculture careers. She explores the barriers faced by new farmers in Ontario, including rising land prices, and equipment costs — and the differences between those who have grown up in farming families, and those new to farming. She also notes smaller-scale farming enterprises can be a good entry point for new and young farmers. AGRICULTURE CAREERS: GROW YOUR OWN JOB Can a young person get into farming today? By Stephanie Gordon On Dylan Sher’s first day of his summer job at the dairy farm, a cow had fallen ill. … Continue reading GROW YOUR OWN JOB – New farmers seeking agriculture careers in Ontario

Feb 9 & 10: Organic Alberta Conference – Red Deer, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 24, 2018

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February 9 & 10, 2018 – Westerner Park, Red Deer, Alberta If you are a farmer or rancher working to grow a sustainable and profitable farm business, this is the event for you! This year we have partnered with Rural Routes to Climate Solutions to bring you a special series on climate change (click here to learn more). Discover innovative ideas, practical techniques and sensible management practices for every farmer at the 2018 Organic Alberta conference. Full conference program & registration here. Sessions of interest to aspiring and new farmers: Indigenous Agriculture Models – Joe Munro Saving Seed: Looking at … Continue reading Feb 9 & 10: Organic Alberta Conference – Red Deer, AB

FARM JOB: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm Assistant – Education

Posted by Moss Dance on November 03, 2017

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Ignatius Farm in Guelph, Ontario is an organic training farm at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre. They are seeking a farm education assistant for November, 2017. About Ignatius Farm Ignatius Farm, an organic community based training farm, is an integral part of the Ignatius Jesuit Centre. The Ignatius land is considered sacred and those who work the land must have a commitment to ecology. Ignatius Farm grows certified organic vegetables and berries for Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) members, the Milton Farmers Market, local businesses, and service agencies. Farm programs include Community Gardens, Acreage rentals, Internships, Working Shares and volunteering. For more … Continue reading FARM JOB: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm Assistant – Education