Tag Archives: Manitoba

How To Start Farming In Manitoba

Posted by Lourdes Still on February 26, 2024

A starter kit for those wondering how to start farming in Manitoba. Young Agrarians (YA) is a farmer to farmer educational resource network for new and young ecological, organic and regenerative farmers in Canada. Read more about us here. Young Agrarians recognizes the unresolved Indigenous land title and rights in the diverse territories in what is today called Canada. As we live and work in the context of and in response to a colonial system of laws and policies, it is important to acknowledge the historical and ongoing impact of agriculture and land enclosure on Indigenous lands and food systems. In … Continue reading How To Start Farming In Manitoba

2023 Prairies Mixer Recap

Posted by Lourdes Still on February 09, 2024

What an incredible Prairies Mixer weekend! Thank you to everyone who has participated and supported this gathering. The Young Agrarians (YA) team hosted 94 attendees across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba for community building, knowledge sharing, and storytelling.  Everyone’s enthusiasm to meet new folks, reconnect with their farming acquaintances and eagerness to learn new things made the event buzzing with energy. We had an incredible line-up of engaging speakers and a variety of topics that captivated the audience, ensuring a dynamic and enriching event for all in attendance. The mixer’s theme, Rooted: Grow Deep helped foster meaningful connections and conversations, creating … Continue reading 2023 Prairies Mixer Recap

MAR 11, 2024: ONLINE – Finding Farmland on the Prairies: Land Access through Conservation

Posted by Fred Reibin on February 08, 2024

Are you dreaming of growing food on the prairies? Have you been dropping hints to your friends to join you? Looking for land, but don’t know how to make it a reality? The third of three stories on how to find farmland on the prairies features Ross MacDonald of 98 Ranch – Ross is a first-generation rancher and professional agrologist in southern Saskatchewan. 98 Ranch Inc. is a 5,000 acre ranch that produces grass-fed beef and strives for grassland and related wildlife habitat conservation. Ross was able to access his land through conservation initiatives.  He is actively engaged with the … Continue reading MAR 11, 2024: ONLINE – Finding Farmland on the Prairies: Land Access through Conservation

FARM JOB: Winnipeg, Manitoba – Natural Collective, Field Workers

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on January 24, 2024

Natural Collective in Winnipeg, Manitoba is seeking Field Workers! ABOUT Natural Collective Natural Collective is situated just South of Winnipeg, Manitoba on Treaty 1 Territory. We are a small farm with 3 acres of diversified and ecologically grown vegetables, fruit and herbs. We started as a CSA farm, and over the years we have expanded to include market garden and wholesaler to our repertoire. We do most of our work by hand, but also use our tractor and walk behind for bed preparation. We are a collective of three, first generation farmers; Ari, Adam & Nick. Together we work to … Continue reading FARM JOB: Winnipeg, Manitoba – Natural Collective, Field Workers

FEB 12, 2024: ONLINE – Finding Farmland on the Prairies: Turning Lawns into Food

Posted by Fred Reibin on January 22, 2024

Are you dreaming of growing food on the prairies? Have you been dropping hints to your friends to join you? Looking for land, but don’t know how to make it a reality? The second of three stories on how to find farm land on the prairies features urban farmers Miranda Holt & Candace Benson of City Street Farms – a social enterprise that transforms front and back yards in Regina, SK into productive vegetable and flower gardens. The business was founded in the fall of 2020 by Miranda Holt and Candace Benson when they came together to discuss how to make use … Continue reading FEB 12, 2024: ONLINE – Finding Farmland on the Prairies: Turning Lawns into Food

We’re hiring! Business Mentorship Network Coordinator: Manitoba & Saskatchewan

Posted by Taina Uitto on December 21, 2023

Location:  Remote office in Manitoba or Saskatchewan. Please indicate where you live on your application. Deadline for Applications:  January 31, 2024. This position will begin once we find the right candidate. Are you a detail-oriented spreadsheet whiz who thinks in numbers, and dreams in pastures? Do you love connecting people to each other for learning and growth? If so, you might just be our next BMN Coordinator! JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY We are seeking an experienced project manager capable of taking a leadership role to support farm viability for new and young farmers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.  The primary focus of … Continue reading We’re hiring! Business Mentorship Network Coordinator: Manitoba & Saskatchewan

JAN 15, 2024: ONLINE – Finding Farmland on the Prairies: The Story of The Dogs Run Farm

Posted by Fred Reibin on December 21, 2023

The Dogs Run Farm

Are you dreaming of growing food on the prairies? Have you been dropping hints to your friends to join you? Looking for land, but don’t know how to make it a reality? The first of three webinars on how to find farmland on the prairies features first generation farmer Katie McInnes of The Dogs Run Farm. Katie has been farming with her husband, Colin, for ten years and will share their story of becoming farmers, how they accessed land and capital, joined existing communities and built new networks. Scrappy starts: The Story of The Dogs Run Farm Hear about their … Continue reading JAN 15, 2024: ONLINE – Finding Farmland on the Prairies: The Story of The Dogs Run Farm

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2024: BINSCARTH, MB – GRIP-FAST FARMS

Posted by Justin Girard on December 18, 2023

Are you an aspiring rancher looking to gain an ecological cattle and goat management experience?  Grip-Fast Farms is excited to offer an apprenticeship just for you. About the Farm Grip-Fast Farms is located on Treaty 2 territory, near Binscarth, MB. Grip-Fast Farms is a fourth generation family farm operation. The farm is a mixed operation with a focus on regenerative agriculture. Currently they have a herd of about 100 cows and 20 goats on 6 quarters of owned land and they rent an additional 300 acres as well. They produce grass finished beef and goat which is marketed direct to … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2024: BINSCARTH, MB – GRIP-FAST FARMS

Filled! Manitoba and Apprenticeship Program Manager

Posted by Taina Uitto on November 15, 2023

Location:  Remote office within Manitoba.  Please indicate where in Manitoba you live on your application. Deadline for Applications:  December 15th, 2023. This position will start when we find the right candidate. Are you excited about growing the next generation of farmers in Manitoba? Are you a person that loves building new projects in the not-for-profit space including fundraising? Do you get joy from learning about needs and opportunities and strategizing to address them? Are you driven by achieving goals and meeting deliverables? If you have this magic mix of skills then we would love to hear from you! JOB DESCRIPTION … Continue reading Filled! Manitoba and Apprenticeship Program Manager

Position Filled! Manitoba Apprenticeship Program Coordinator

Posted by Taina Uitto on October 13, 2023

Young Agrarians is hiring an Apprenticeship Program Coordinator in Manitoba- Maternity Leave Coverage Location:  Remote office in Manitoba. Please indicate where you live on your application. Deadline for Applications:   Thursday, November 02, 2023. The ideal start date for this position is early November 2023. Do you thrive working with people from diverse walks of life? Are you a person that loves to help others learn and grow? Would you consider yourself a whiz at growing relationships? If you have this magic mix of skills then we would love to hear from you. JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY Support the coordination and development … Continue reading Position Filled! Manitoba Apprenticeship Program Coordinator