Tag Archives: Farm Business

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Flora & Fungi Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on March 01, 2021

Young Agrarians is celebrating the seventh year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. The 2021 Mentee Cohort are hard at work planning for the season ahead and we are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! JJ White is the farmer at Flora & Fungi Farm, and he mentored by Andrew Rushmere of Glenora Farm. Where do you farm? I am very … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Flora & Fungi Farm

FARM JOB: HALKIRK, AB – LAZY T FARM, CHICKEN BOSS

Posted by Kolby Peterson on February 01, 2021

Lazy T Farm, in Halkirk, Alberta, is seeing a chicken boss for the 2021 season! ABOUT THE POSITION Lazy T Farm raises pastured poultry and is looking for a chicken boss! You would get to be fully involved in our pastured poultry enterprise, learning and helping with our process from chick to freezer for two rounds of birds. This position would start early May and end in September; we can be slightly flexible with dates. We are looking for someone who is interested in regenerative farming and passionate about how the pastured chicken system can improve the land, provide a … Continue reading FARM JOB: HALKIRK, AB – LAZY T FARM, CHICKEN BOSS

LAND/BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY: 9.9 acre Cherry Orchard in Naramata, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on January 14, 2021 1 Comment

We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND NOTE:  Although this opportunity is listed as a land lease, prospective applicants should consider it a business lease and/or profit share opportunity.  The current owners are not interested in having their acreage added to an already functioning orchard business or packing house. CC Orchards is a 9.9 acre conventional cherry orchard located on Naramata Rd at the border of Naramata & Penticton.  There are 3.5 acres of traditionally … Continue reading LAND/BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY: 9.9 acre Cherry Orchard in Naramata, BC

YA Apprenticeship 2021 – Vanscoy, SK – Farm One Forty

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on January 04, 2021

Are you an aspiring farmer looking for a mixed farm with livestock diversity and veggies on the prairies to gain more skills, knowledge and experience? Farm One Forty in Saskatchewan is offering an apprenticeship just for you! ABOUT FARM ONE FORTY Farm One Forty is located near Vanscoy, Saskatchewan within Treaty 6 Territory. Arlie Laroche and her husband,  Brett grew up on conventional farms, where they gained extensive knowledge about farming. As young adults they began learning about regenerative agriculture and permaculture and wanted to implement those aspects into their own farm. Their goal is health and diversity in soils, … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2021 – Vanscoy, SK – Farm One Forty

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Linden Lane Farms

Posted by Melanie Buffel on December 20, 2020

Young Agrarians is celebrating the sixth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. We love to profile our program participants and celebrate their efforts! My name is Matthew Carr from Linden Lane Farms and my Mentor was Seann Dory from Salt and Harrow Farm. What were your goals for this season and how did you work to achieve those? Investigate, develop and refine a plan to expand operation while increasing … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Linden Lane Farms

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: LANIGAN, SK – GROVENLAND FARM

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on December 18, 2020

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Are you an aspiring farmer looking for a mixed farm with livestock and veggies to gain more skills, knowledge and experience? Well, Grovenland Farm in Saskatchewan is offering an apprenticeship just for you! ABOUT Grovenland Farm Grovenland is located near Lanigan, Saskatchewan on the edge of Treaty 4 & 6 Three generations farm together at Grovenland Farm. In 2011, Lisa and Ben Martens Bartel moved from Winnipeg to the family farm to begin a new farming story with Ben’s parents, John and Denise Bartel. They all enjoy hosting people on the farm and creating a welcoming place. The people on the … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: LANIGAN, SK – GROVENLAND FARM

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Camrose, AB – Grey Arrow Farm

Posted by Kolby Peterson on December 14, 2020 2 Comments

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on a certified organic market garden farm? Are you wanting to learn about growing over 50 varieties of veggies?!  Grey Arrow Farm is offering an apprenticeship at their slice of farming paradise; join their team! About the Farm Grey Arrow Farm is a young family farm. Andrea and Denis, along with their five children, are growing clean, healthy produce for their CSA, restaurants, and community in Camrose, Alberta. They grow approximately 55 types of vegetables and herbs over 2.5 acres of cultivated land on their beautiful 35 acre oasis in the … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Camrose, AB – Grey Arrow Farm

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Calgary, AB – Dirtboys Urban Farming

Posted by Kolby Peterson on December 02, 2020 2 Comments

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 2021: Calgary, AB – Dirtboys Urban Farming

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Digable Roots

Posted by Melanie Buffel on December 02, 2020

Young Agrarians is celebrating the seventh year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. We are wrapping up with our 2020 Mentee Cohort and are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! Megan Henwood and Callum Bottrell  are the owners of Digable Roots in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island and are participants in the 2020 Young Agrarians Business Mentorship Network Program. What were … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Digable Roots

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: 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 2021: Wildwood, AB – Stonepost Farms