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YA APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM: Calgary, AB – Dirtboys Urban Farming

Posted by Kolby Peterson on December 02, 2020

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on an urban farm, learning about market gardening and creating opportunities for people to grow their own food? Join Michael Gavin for an apprenticeship at Dirtboys Urban Farming. About the Farm Dirtboys Urban farming has been running for about 6 years, though this is the second year that Michael has been running the farm. It was originally started by Dennis Scaland who also was a founding member of YYCGrowers farming co-op. The goal of Dirtboys is to grow produce for the Calgary community, which is mainly sold through a Community Supported … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM: Calgary, AB – Dirtboys Urban Farming

YA APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM: Wildwood, AB – Stonepost Farms

Posted by Kolby Peterson on November 30, 2020

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on a diversified farm, learning about market gardening and raising mixed livestock? Join Becky and John for a farming apprenticeship at Stonepost Farms. About the Farm John and Becky Doherty purchased what is now Stonepost Farms in 2016 and have been busily expanding their farm business since. They raise an impressive assortment of livestock, including chickens, laying hens, pigs, cows, turkeys, and the tiniest of them all – honeybees. They also grow veggies for markets and a CSA program. It’s a happening place! John and Becky are continually seeking ways to … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM: Wildwood, AB – Stonepost Farms

YA APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM: Mayerthorpe, AB – Backwoods Buffalo Ranch

Posted by Kolby Peterson on November 30, 2020

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on a diversified farm? Are you wanting to learn about raising pastured livestock, including Plains Bison? Backwoods Buffalo Ranch is offering a unique farming apprenticeship; join their team! About the Farm Backwoods Buffalo Ranch is owned and operated by Chad and Laurie Trigg, a Metis family from rural Mayerthorpe, Alberta. Backwoods is an organically minded ranch and homestead situated on 320 stunning acres of natural Alberta prairie grasses, striking woods, rolling hills and scenic river views. They raise a variety of proteins including: pastured Pure Plains Bison, Pastured Pork, Pastured Chicken … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM: Mayerthorpe, AB – Backwoods Buffalo Ranch

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Ninette, MB – Luna Field Farm

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on November 24, 2020

Do you dream of being a full time farmer and growing food for your community? Luna Field Farm is excited to offer a hands-on apprenticeship to help you on your farming journey. About the Farm Luna Field Farm is located on Treaty 1 territory near Ninette, MB.  Luna Field Farm is a pasture (grass)-based livestock farm operated by Wian Prinsloo and Lydia Carpenter. The farm is run on several hundred acres of grazing pasture land in southwestern Manitoba. Through an ecological lens they focus on the health of their livestock, pastures [plants], and soils, recognizing that “we are what we eat, from the ground up!”  … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Ninette, MB – Luna Field Farm

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Clearwater, MB – The Dogs Run Farm

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on November 18, 2020

Do you dream of starting your own farm but don’t know where to start. The Dogs Run Farm is excited to offer an exciting apprenticeship to help you learn what it takes to start your farming journey. About the Farm The Dog’s Run Farm is located on Treaty 1 territory near Clearwater, MB.  The Dog’s Run Farm encompasses just under twelve acres on a beautiful valley, with a small unnamed creek, or run, at the bottom, plus 37 acres of rented pasture. Their two farm dogs enjoy roaming the creek, which from a birds eye view resembles a dog’s head. This is … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Clearwater, MB – The Dogs Run Farm

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Brandon, MB – South Glanton Farms

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on November 18, 2020

Do you want to spend a summer immersed regenerative farming? South Glanton Farms is excited to offer a hands-on apprenticeship just for you. About the Farm South Glanton Farms is a third generation family farm including Ryan, Sarah, Piper and Bingham, Jim, Joanne and Janelle Boyd and their full time employee Connor English. The farm is located north of Brandon, Manitoba near Forrest. Their goal is to produce healthy food while improving our local landscape and community while providing a rewarding life to their family. South Glanton Farms is working towards a system that is self sufficient and regenerating, requiring minimal outside … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Brandon, MB – South Glanton Farms

Thinking of Hosting an Apprenticeship – Are You a Good Fit?

Posted by Dana Penrice on August 24, 2020

Mentoring the next generation of ranchers and farmers can be extremely rewarding. As an expert in your field with many years of experience running a business, you are in an excellent position to introduce a novice to the many and nuanced aspects of running an agricultural business, from building fence or caring for a sick animal to fixing the farm truck, developing a marketing strategy, designing a label for your products, or making important financial decisions. No one is better qualified to grow a new agrarian than an experienced mentor with many years on the land, yet not every rancher or … Continue reading Thinking of Hosting an Apprenticeship – Are You a Good Fit?

[Filled] FARM JOB: PORT ALBERNI, BC – Milker/ herds person, Shannon Dairy 1988 ltd

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 31, 2020 2 Comments

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This position has been filled. View more farm jobs and apprenticeships on the Young Agrarians Job Blog. Shannon Dairy 1988 ltd in Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, BC is seeking to hire a permanent Milker/ herds person! ABOUT Shannon Dairy 1988 ltd The farm is a 5th generation family dairy farm, situated in the centre of Vancouver island. We milk 180 Holsteins and are one of the few grazing dairy farms . The farm is totally self contained with no animals coming on to it. We grow our own forage on 800 acres and have our own equipment to do the … Continue reading [Filled] FARM JOB: PORT ALBERNI, BC – Milker/ herds person, Shannon Dairy 1988 ltd

APPRENTICESHIP: PORT ALBERNI, BC – Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm, Farm Manager Apprentice

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on June 29, 2020

Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm

Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm in Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, BC is seeking a Farm Manager Apprentice for the 2020 season and beyond! ABOUT AVALON ORGANIC BLUEBERRY FARM Avalon Farm is a 22 acre farm, with 1.5 acre certified organic blueberries, 5 acre hay field, large organic gardens; seeking a long term farm manager to allow the owners to ease into retirement. This position is suitable for a single person, or couples are welcome to apply. The property has several acres of land that could be used for additional farming operations for the successful candidate if desired. It is intended that … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: PORT ALBERNI, BC – Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm, Farm Manager Apprentice

Meet Your Future Farmers – Alberta Apprenticeship Program

Posted by Kolby Peterson on April 29, 2020 4 Comments

We want to introduce the 2020 Apprenticeship Cohort to you, our YA community. They’re a pretty big deal. This crew is committing to a season of learning and working on some top-notch regenerative farms in Alberta. They are committing to long days, short nights, sore muscles, muddy boots, and sunburn. They are also committing to the cultivation of life in many forms, fresh food in abundance, skill-building, enriching experiences, and irreplaceable community bonds that are part-and-parcel of farming. When we can gather again, be sure to give them a warm handshake and hello. Erika Dickson – Lazy T & Lady’s Hat Farm Hi, my … Continue reading Meet Your Future Farmers – Alberta Apprenticeship Program