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Meet Fern of Fern’s Flowers Garden!

Posted by Chantelle Chan on March 18, 2024

This is the second of a four-part series of farmer interviews conducted by students in a Community Service Learning course at the University of Alberta. Nayeon Kim interviewed Fern of Fern’s Flower Garden, and wrote this heartfelt blog post. We’re delighted to share these farmer stories with you! Fern says she wasn’t born with a green thumb, but her beautiful flower garden says otherwise. Once you start talking to Fern you’ll quickly realize how passionate she is about growing flowers and building community! Fern is a first-time farmer who founded Fern’s Flowers Garden in 2022 with her husband, Kevin. Together, … Continue reading Meet Fern of Fern’s Flowers Garden!

Meet Tishawni Ellery of Sundog Organic Farm!

Posted by Chantelle Chan on January 11, 2024

This is the first of a four-part series of farmer interviews conducted by students in a Community Service Learning course at the University of Alberta. Nayeon Kim interviewed Tishawni Ellery of Sundog Organic Farm, and wrote this heartfelt blog post. We’re delighted to share these farmer stories with you! Tishawni Ellery is an up-and-coming farmer at Sundog Organic Farm who is passionate about the environment and farming! In 2021, Tishawni completed the Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program, and below she tells us about her experience working in regenerative farming and the importance of getting back to our roots.   Tell us … Continue reading Meet Tishawni Ellery of Sundog Organic Farm!

Position Filled! Manitoba Apprenticeship Program Coordinator

Posted by Taina Uitto on October 13, 2023

Young Agrarians is hiring an Apprenticeship Program Coordinator in Manitoba- Maternity Leave Coverage Location:  Remote office in Manitoba. Please indicate where you live on your application. Deadline for Applications:   Thursday, November 02, 2023. The ideal start date for this position is early November 2023. Do you thrive working with people from diverse walks of life? Are you a person that loves to help others learn and grow? Would you consider yourself a whiz at growing relationships? If you have this magic mix of skills then we would love to hear from you. JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY Support the coordination and development … Continue reading Position Filled! Manitoba Apprenticeship Program Coordinator

Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program: 2023 Reflections

Posted by Lourdes Still on September 13, 2023 2 Comments

It’s been another fantastic apprenticeship season! This year, the program partnered with 17 host farms across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba offering 18 aspiring farmers hands-on training and educational experiences.  The Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program started in Alberta in 2016, and in Saskatchewan and Manitoba in 2021. To date, we have had  89 apprentices working with 72 host farm mentors, all offer something unique. These apprenticeships create the opportunity to learn about ecological land stewardship practices while developing a network of community and support. Through this program, participants gain an understanding of what it takes to create viable farms that are … Continue reading Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program: 2023 Reflections

Is an apprentice or employee a better fit for your farm?

Posted by Dana Penrice on September 06, 2023

Having an apprentice can be a rewarding experience, but it isn’t for everyone. Knowing your goals and your farm systems can tell you if an apprentice or an employee is a better fit for you. The skills needed for you to manage a paid apprenticeship or an employee often overlap,  since in both cases there is a labour and learning component. However, the difference is the emphasis.  You might not fit 100% into one side of this checklist or the other, but it should help you to reflect on what might be best for you. You might be looking for … Continue reading Is an apprentice or employee a better fit for your farm?

POSITION FILLED – We’re hiring! Alberta Apprenticeship Program Coordinator

Posted by Taina Uitto on May 16, 2023 2 Comments

Young Agrarians is hiring an Apprenticeship Program Coordinator in Alberta- Maternity Leave Coverage Location:  Remote office in Alberta. Please indicate where you live on your application. Deadline for Applications:  12pm Monday, June 5, 2023. This position will start when we find the right candidate. Do you thrive working with people from diverse walks of life? Are you a person that loves to help others learn and grow? Would you consider yourself a whiz at growing relationships? If you have this magic mix of skills then we would love to hear from you. JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY Support the coordination and development … Continue reading POSITION FILLED – We’re hiring! Alberta Apprenticeship Program Coordinator

BC APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Posted by Taina Uitto on November 23, 2022

Young Agrarians is hiring an Apprenticeship Program Coordinator in British Columbia! Location: British Columbia Application Deadline:  December 21st, 2022 Do you thrive working with people from diverse walks of life? Are you a person that loves to help others learn and grow? Would you consider yourself a computer-savvy person who loves checking things off of the to-do list? If you have this magic mix of skills then we would love to hear from you. ABOUT YOUNG AGRARIANS: Young Agrarians (YA) is a farmer-to-farmer educational resource network for new and young ecological farmers in Canada. YA recognizes the Indigenous lands and … Continue reading BC APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Meet Your Future Farmers – 2022 YA Apprenticeship Program

Posted by Michelle Lam on May 03, 2022

We have an exciting bunch of fresh faces joining us for the 2022 Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba! Please join us in welcoming this new cohort of aspiring regenerative and ecological farmers. What is the YA Apprenticeship Program? Our apprenticeships are a full immersion program that puts you into the heart of running a farm business, day in and day out. Our carefully selected family of farm mentors have diverse expertise and skill sets – their farm philosophy is guided by a holistic framework that recognizes the connectedness of the land and people. Although farm activities … Continue reading Meet Your Future Farmers – 2022 YA Apprenticeship Program