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Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program – Andrew Kozak

Posted by Kolby Peterson on January 21, 2022

Big City to Farm, and Back Again by Andrew Kozak In the summer of 2020, I was sitting locked down at home, in Canada’s largest urban centre and the city I grew up in, Toronto. The city life is far removed from the vast fields of our rural compatriots. At this time, the streets lay empty and quiet for months, and the fatigue was starting to set in. I had just finished my bachelor’s degree and I was waiting to put my hands to good use when I looked closely at them. They were soft, clean, “city slicker” hands. My … Continue reading Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program – Andrew Kozak

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: MOOSE JAW, SK – WAKAMOW FREE FOOD FARM

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on December 14, 2021

Have you dreamed of growing lots of good vegetables for low or no income folks? The dream is real with the Wakamow Free Food Farm, they service the community with naturally grown veggies! Learn to garden with knowledgeable and kind people in the structure of a non-profit model. Come in the beautiful Wakamow Valley to garden all season long in 2022! ABOUT THE WAKAMOW FREE FOOD FARM Wakamow Free Food Farm is located in Moose Jaw, SK– Treaty 4 Territory The Free Food Farm is a one acre piece of land located within the city limits of Moose Jaw. They … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: MOOSE JAW, SK – WAKAMOW FREE FOOD FARM

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: BALGONIE, SK – SUNDOG VEGETABLES

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on December 13, 2021 2 Comments

Do you want to garden under the big prairie sky with awesome people? Sundog Vegetables has an opportunity for you in 2022 to learn about market gardening east of Regina in the beautiful grasslands, poplar stands, and pockets of wetlands. Come get your hands dirty and learn important sustenance skills.   ABOUT SUNDOG VEGETABLES Sundog Vegetables is located near Balgonie, Saskatchewan – Treaty 4 Territory Adam Bongarzone and his partner Sam, along with their kids Sylvia (10) and Fern (5), live an farm at Sundog Vegetables east of Regina. Their farm is primarily a market garden – vegetables and berries. … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: BALGONIE, SK – SUNDOG VEGETABLES

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: HENRIBOURG, SK – SYLVAN LAKE FARMS

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on December 13, 2021

Have you dreamed of becoming an organic farmer? Your dreams are coming true! Colin and Andrea have an opportunity in 2022 for you to learn and work on their organic grain farm! In addition to all the great skills you will learn in cropping systems, you will learn about growing flowers for sale too! ABOUT SYLVAN LAKE FARMS Sylvan Lake Farms is located near Henribourg, SK– Treaty 6 Territory Sylvan Lake Farms is a certified organic grain farm that uses crop rotation, cover crops, multi-year forage crops and is working on reducing tillage. They are also working on plans to … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: HENRIBOURG, SK – SYLVAN LAKE FARMS

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: CARTWRIGHT, MB – MCDONALD FARM

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on December 13, 2021

Calling all lovers of the land! Want to spend your 2022 summer learning and working with pasture raised livestock? McDonald Farm is inviting you to come to their farm to learn all about raising sheep, cattle, and pigs and growing beautiful, carbon sequestering grass! ABOUT MCDONALD FARM McDonald Farm is located near Cartwright, Manitoba– Treaty 2 Territory McDonald Farm is owned and operated by Wayne and Maria, along with their kids Emma (8) and Ethan (5). Their goal is to use Holistic Management techniques to create a sustainable, diverse farm that can raise healthy, happy animals. McDonald Farm is a 4th … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: CARTWRIGHT, MB – MCDONALD FARM

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: Calgary, AB – Leaf & Lyre Urban Farms, Dirtboys Urban Farm, & Chef’s Farmer

Posted by Kolby Peterson on December 04, 2021 2 Comments

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on urban farms, learn about soil health, work with multicultural communities, and create opportunities for people to grow their own food – all the while growing nutrient-dense food for CSA programs, Farmers Markets, and restaurants? Well then, join this trifecta of urban regenerative farms across Calgary! Michael Gavin of Dirtboys, Rod Olson of Leaf & Lyre, and Josh Spackman of Chef’s Farmer are offering a diverse apprenticeship shared between their farms. About the Farms Dirtboys Urban Farming has been running for about 7 years, though this is the third year that … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: Calgary, AB – Leaf & Lyre Urban Farms, Dirtboys Urban Farm, & Chef’s Farmer

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: KELLIHER, SK – TEE TWO LAND & CATTLE

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on December 03, 2021

ABOUT TEE TWO LAND & CATTLE Tee Two Farms is located near Kelliher, Saskatchewan – Treaty 4 Territory The Thompson family has been farming in the Parkland area since the late 1800s. The land has provided a healthy, desirable life and sustained 5 generations and the 6th is now arriving. Paula and Duane live on the farm and have 4 grown children and 2 grandchildren. Their son, Cole and his wife, Michelle, and their baby, Ty farm with Duane and Paula. Their son Adam recently came back to the farm to be a part of the crew. Their daughter Shelagh, … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: KELLIHER, SK – TEE TWO LAND & CATTLE

YA Apprenticeship 2022: Pigeon Lake, AB – Reclaim Organics

Posted by Kolby Peterson on November 16, 2021

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain mad skills in organic market gardening, cut flowers, and microgreens? Do you want to be a part of a farm team, working with others sharing the same passion for food growing and community building? Join Reclaim Organics for a farm apprenticeship! About the Farm Reclaim Organics is a multi-enterprised certified organic market garden. We grow microgreens year round indoors, cut flowers and vegetables seasonally, and process seasonal product into preserves and pickles. Ryan and Brittany began their farm 8 years ago in Edmonton on vacant land throughout the Whyte Avenue area. Four … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2022: Pigeon Lake, AB – Reclaim Organics

Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program: Meet-A-Mentor Night!

Posted by Kolby Peterson on November 16, 2021 7 Comments

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The Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program invites you to attend Meet-A-Mentor Night! If you would like to meet some of YA’s amazing mentors, ask questions about their farm, and learn more about the kinds of apprenticeships they are offering, please attend one (or all!) of our online mentor gatherings. Monday, January 3 6 pm MST/7 pm CST   Who’s joining in? Richards Family Farm & Livestock, Backwoods Buffalo Ranch, Reclaim Organics, Fostering Change Farm, and more! Thursday, January 27 6 pm MST/7 pm CST   Who’s joining in? Richards Family Farm & Livestock, The Homestead, Backwoods Buffalo Ranch, Reclaim Organics, Lazy … Continue reading Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program: Meet-A-Mentor Night!

YA Apprenticeship 2022 – 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 2022 – Vanscoy, SK – Farm One Forty