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YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021 – Luna Field Farm MANITOBA MENTORS Lydia and Wian

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on November 24, 2020

Are you an aspiring farmer, rancher or grazer looking to gain the hands-on skills and experience? Are you feeling like you’re not quite ready to start your own business yet but want to keep the dream moving along? Luna Field Farm is excited to offer a meaningful apprenticeship to help you on your farming journey. About the Farm Located on Treaty 1 territory Through the use of ecologically sound grazing and land management practices we are committed to producing the highest quality pasture raised and grassfed meats in Manitoba. We are committed to a community based food distribution model. We strive … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021 – Luna Field Farm MANITOBA MENTORS Lydia and Wian

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4.5 Acre Field with Barn for Grazing or More! – Courtenay, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on November 19, 2020

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 This 4.5 acre field is fenced for livestock and ideal grazing/browsing for goats, pigs or other animals. A barn shelter for animals with 4 large stalls and storage area is available, and is plumbed with municipal water. The field is currently a mix of grasses and small shrubs and has two small ponds. Two shallow wells may be available for use but do not have pumps installed … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4.5 Acre Field with Barn for Grazing or More! – Courtenay, BC

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Brass Bell Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on November 18, 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. Applications are now open for our BMN 2021 Mentee Cohort. Find more information and an application form here. Deadline to apply has been extended to November 20th, 2020.  We are wrapping up with our 2020 Mentee Cohort and are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! Amber Rowse- Robinson is … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Brass Bell Farm

YA APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM – Meet MB Mentors Katie and Colin at The Dogs Run Farm

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on November 18, 2020

Are you an aspiring farmer, rancher or grazier looking to gain the hands-on skills and experience? Are you feeling like you’re not quite ready to start your own business yet but want to keep the dream moving along? The Dogs Run Farm is excited to offer a meaningful apprenticeship to help you on your farming journey. About the Farm Located on Treaty 1 territory Colin and Katie McInnes have been farming since they moved from Winnipeg in March of 2013. Their farm near Clearwater, MB is their second location, and their permanent home. The farm encompasses just under twelve acres on … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM – Meet MB Mentors Katie and Colin at The Dogs Run Farm

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 160 acres cleared land south of Prince George

Posted by Jolene Swain on October 07, 2020

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 Remote yet accessible to the airport and nearby amenities, this 160 acre parcel was cleared in the past couple years and features wild hay, grasses, and a good mix of shrubs for browsing. Surrounded by hills and mountains, the land also features a rivers, streams and the western border is a small lake and wetland. To the east is the larger Red Rock Lake. Accessible by a well … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 160 acres cleared land south of Prince George

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 20 acres of fenced pasture near McBride, BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on October 05, 2020

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 Just 3km from the town of McBride, this 20 acre pasture is well suited to small scale livestock production. The 20 acres is divided into two sections with sheep fencing around the perimeter including a strand of electric wire. Fences were installed in 2015 and are fully functional around the perimeter with a bit of maintenance needed on the cross fence. There is a shelter in one half … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 20 acres of fenced pasture near McBride, BC

FARM/BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY: Kelowna Free Graze Lamb, Kelowna, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on September 22, 2020 2 Comments

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 FARM Ceres Circle Farm is a 36.8 acre livestock farm with a provincial abattoir licensed for sheep, goats and poultry in Kelowna, BC. The farm includes approximately 30 acres of pasture, cross-fenced into paddocks for rotational grazing. Most of the pasture is sub-irrigated low-lying land in the flood plain of Mission Creek and includes sandy loam soil with areas of gravel and muck soil. There is also a hill with silty … Continue reading FARM/BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY: Kelowna Free Graze Lamb, Kelowna, BC

FARM JOB: METCHOSIN, BC – Parry Bay Sheep Farm, Long-term Farm Worker

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on August 18, 2020

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Parry Bay Sheep Farm in Metchosin, BC (near Victoria) is seeking a long-term farm worker. ABOUT PARRY BAY SHEEP FARM We produce lambs, hay, some grain and meat birds. We operate on multiple properties of leased land in the Victoria area. We operate a slaughterhouse for lambs, do a meat box, go to a farmers market and have a farm store. We wholesale to butcher shops and restaurants. We partner in a lot of these operations with a farm that grows pigs. We are not an organic farm, but try to improve the land we use. We have access to … Continue reading FARM JOB: METCHOSIN, BC – Parry Bay Sheep Farm, Long-term Farm Worker

AUG 23, 2020: ROSE PRAIRIE, BC – Land Social at Whiskey Creek Ranch

Posted by Jolene Swain on August 12, 2020

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You’re invited to a socially-distanced Land Social at Whiskey Creek Ranch, a first generation, family-run farm in B.C’.s Peace region that is also home to Hip Peace Produce. If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. We will tour the farm, enjoy local food prepared by Whiskey Creek Ranch, and dive into the steps to building a successful farm on leased land. We’ll learn about how the B.C. Land Matching Program can help you find the perfect piece of land for you to build your dream farm business – or the perfect farmer … Continue reading AUG 23, 2020: ROSE PRAIRIE, BC – Land Social at Whiskey Creek Ranch

New On-Farm Slaughter Regulations in Alberta Will Help New Farmers

Posted by Dana Penrice on August 02, 2020 2 Comments

For years, small-scale meat producers in Alberta have been calling for scale-appropriate regulations that improved access to slaughter and processing. On July 29, 2020, Agriculture and Forestry Minister Devin Dreeshen announced big changes to the Meat Inspection Regulation including a new license allowing farmers to slaughter animals and process meat on-site. This Uninspected Slaughter Operation License will enable a livestock farmer to sell a live animal to a customer and the customer can have the animal slaughtered on the farm. The meat from the animal will be uninspected and for the consumption of the customer and the customer’s household only. The … Continue reading New On-Farm Slaughter Regulations in Alberta Will Help New Farmers