Tag Archives: Farm Business

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

Posted by Melanie Buffel on October 25, 2021

Young Agrarians is celebrating the eighth 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 wrapping up their growing season and reflecting back on the lessons of the year.  We are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts as we recruit a new cohort of farmers for our BMN 2022 program. For more information and to apply please see … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Flora and Fungi Farm

2021/22 BC BUSINESS MENTORSHIP NETWORK – APPLY!

Posted by Melanie Buffel on October 05, 2021

New Farmers Apply for Farm Business Support through Young Agrarians Mentorship Network

Ready to Grow Your Farm Business? Are you a young (or young at heart) animal or vegetable producer living in British Columbia? Are you operating a new farm and looking for guidance to grow your business? Young Agrarians is excited to offer the eighth season (woohoo!) of the BC Business Mentorship Network! This program pairs new and seasoned farmers together to cultivate the skills for running ecologically sustainable and financially viable businesses. Mentors support you to dig into the business of farming and lay the groundwork for your farm’s long term viability.  What You Get: As a participant in this program you will receive … Continue reading 2021/22 BC BUSINESS MENTORSHIP NETWORK – APPLY!

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Small Plot in Kaledon, B.C.

Posted by Tessa Thompson on August 26, 2021

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 1.5 acres of prime Zone 7 growing space in Kaledon, BC is available for lease beginning next Spring. The area has been successfully cultivated as a market garden, specializing in cut baby greens for the last 8 years and has been laid out with 50 ft irrigated beds. The land is on a east facing slope overlooking the lake. There are also walnut and apricot trees on the … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Small Plot in Kaledon, B.C.

Help us make a video!

Posted by Alex on August 20, 2021

Calling all awesome farmers — yup, that’s you! Young Agrarians is making a series of short videos about new farmers and we need your help. We’re crowd sourcing the video footage for these videos and we want as many new farmers as possible to talk about farming and the future of food systems. These videos will be used to promote farming as a career, explain the benefits and challenges of ecological agriculture to policy makers and funders, and celebrate our amazing farmer network! To participate, just record a video of yourself on the farm answering any or all of these … Continue reading Help us make a video!

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 5 acre Orchard in Penticton, BC

Posted by Tessa Thompson on August 16, 2021

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 The land opportunity includes 5 Acres of Mixed Orchard, planted with good yielding Gala, Spartan, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and Bartlett Pears.  The land mostly slopes to the west (a gentle slope). There is all day sun exposure to both the south and West and is only a 2 minute drive to downtown Penticton and 8 minutes to Growers Supply.  The neighbouring properties are an orchard on both the … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 5 acre Orchard in Penticton, BC

Florals with Ashley Currie – Business Bootcamp Stories

Posted by Michelle Lam on June 10, 2021

Bountiful Bay Farm & Nursery is an up and coming farm located in Sooke, BC. Once a week, farm owners Ashley Currie and her partner, Aidan, watched a pre-recorded video with their morning coffee while taking detailed notes from farm experts. These videos were part of the Young Agrarians (YA) Business Bootcamp, a five-week long online course that helps new farmers build their business plans. Ashley spoke with the YA team to talk about her personal experience with the Bootcamp. Ashley’s love for growing things began in university when she started growing plants from seed in her windowsill. She was … Continue reading Florals with Ashley Currie – Business Bootcamp Stories

Porcupines, Plants, and People with David Benjestorf – Business Bootcamp Stories

Posted by Michelle Lam on May 17, 2021

When the pandemic hit, David Benjestorf knew he needed to do something to combat the rising food security crisis amongst Edmontonians. As the Vice Chair of the Edmonton Food Bank, he’s familiar with creating solutions for feeding those in need, but hadn’t ever experienced anything quite like the uncertainties of Covid-19. “How would food trucks get across the border? Will there still be volunteers in the warehouse? Will we have to give up fresh food for processed food for a long period of time?”. These are all questions that David worried about. The solution? To grow this much-needed food himself!  … Continue reading Porcupines, Plants, and People with David Benjestorf – Business Bootcamp Stories

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Belle-Isle Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on May 06, 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! My name is Christine Sayegh owner of Belle-Isle Farm and my mentor is Robin Tunnicliffe of Sea Bluff Farm.  Where do you farm? We are located … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Belle-Isle Farm

YA Apprenticeship 2021 – Vanscoy, SK – Farm One Forty

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on May 03, 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! APPRENTICE POSITION OPEN 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 … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2021 – Vanscoy, SK – Farm One Forty

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: LANIGAN, SK – GROVENLAND FARM

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on May 03, 2021

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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! DEADLINE TO APPLY EXTENDED – APPLY ASAP 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 … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: LANIGAN, SK – GROVENLAND FARM