Tag Archives: #New Farmers

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Market Garden Opportunity, Vernon, B.C.

Posted by Tessa Thompson on January 31, 2023

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 We are seeking a qualified and motivated farmer to take over a fully operational Market Garden in Coldstream, BC. The farm is set up and ready to begin operations in Spring 2023. The cultivated area consists of 24 field blocks of 42.5’ x 50’ each, totaling approximately 1.25 acres, surrounded by tractor-accessible wood chip pathways, and each block is equipped with computer-controlled irrigation. The soil is a … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Market Garden Opportunity, Vernon, B.C.

Farm Start Up with Cheyenne Sundance

Posted by Alex on January 26, 2023 4 Comments

Do you dream of starting a farm but feel stuck on how to begin? Join for an in-depth conversation with Cheyenne Sundance about her farm start up journey! We’re excited to have Cheyenne Sundance host an online workshop about her farm start-up journey during Black History month! Cheyenne is a first-generation, black farmer and the inaugural president of the National Farmers Union Black, Indigenous and People of Colour caucus. She has grown Sundance Harvest to a three location, three acre farm in south-western Ontario. Hear about her mistakes, her regrets, her simple blueprints and join for a lengthy question and answer period. You will walk away … Continue reading Farm Start Up with Cheyenne Sundance

WE’RE HIRING! LAND MATCHER – OKANAGAN, B.C.

Posted by Darcy Smith on December 14, 2022 1 Comment

Young Agrarians is hiring a Land Matcher for the Okanagan-Thompson region of B.C. Location: Okanagan-Thompson. Candidates must be located within the region. Please indicate where you live on your application. Deadline for Applications: Monday, January 30, 2023 at 5pm PST.  Do you thrive working with people from diverse walks of life? Are you a networker and connector? If you’ve got that magic matchmaker quality – equal parts people skills, passion for local food systems, and computer-savvy project manager – we’d love to hear from you.  The Land Matcher role requires an individual who is process-oriented, has excellent communication and project … Continue reading WE’RE HIRING! LAND MATCHER – OKANAGAN, B.C.

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

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 14, 2022

YA Apprenticeship Program Meet the Mentors Night Jan 11

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, December 19, 2022 6 pm MST/7 pm CST  RSVP to receive the Dec 16 zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvceugpjMvEtQ35LrgTpp8-D0jEvvvg34x Who will be there? Triple Lyoness Farm, Boundy Farms, Root and Regenerate Farm, Axten Farm, Dog’s Run Farm, Upland Organics, 350 Farms, Green Beach Farm & more! Wednesday, January 11 6 pm MST/7 pm … Continue reading Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program: Meet-A-Mentor Night!

Marginal land and farming outside the box

Posted by Andrew Adams on December 09, 2022

On a snowy November Sunday afternoon gatherers came to have panel discussions around “farming outside the box”! A core mission of Young Agrarians is knowledge transfer. Knowledge is one of the most important nutrients in the fertilizer needed to grow more farmers on “marginal land”. We love any chance to get together, whether online or in-person, to share and learn – we recently gathered at UNBC in Prince George for a compelling discussion on creative land use solutions.  Panelists Noemie Touchette, Barry Seymour, David Connell and Andrew Adams  Given the current lack of affordability of more productive land classes, farmers … Continue reading Marginal land and farming outside the box

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: STE-GENEVIEVE, MB – LONG WAY HOMESTEAD & FERME FIOLA FARM

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on December 05, 2022

Cuddle up with the Laaaaaambs at 2 different farms close together – Long Way Homestead and Ferme Fiola Farm for a fun farming job in 2023. Anna and Luke, Christel and Joey all welcome you to come learn about homesteading and raising wooly sheep on the beautiful prairie near the lush boreal forest. LONG WAY HOMESTEAD AND FERME FIOLA FARM The farms are 5 minutes away from each other near Ste-Geneviève, Manitoba – Treaty 1 Territory About Longway Homestead: Long Way Homestead is a family owned and operated Sheep Farm and Wool Mill east of Winnipeg, in Ste. Genevieve, Treaty … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: STE-GENEVIEVE, MB – LONG WAY HOMESTEAD & FERME FIOLA FARM

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: MOOSE JAW, SK – WAKAMOW FREE FOOD FARM

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on December 05, 2022 2 Comments

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 serve the community with organically grown veggies! Learn to garden with knowledgeable and kind people in the structure of a non-profit model. Come to the beautiful Wakamow Valley to garden all season long in 2023! 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 produce between … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: MOOSE JAW, SK – WAKAMOW FREE FOOD FARM

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: Calgary, AB – Leaf & Lyre Urban Farms, Root & Regenerate Urban Farms, & Chef’s Farmer

Posted by Kolby Peterson on November 20, 2022 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 Root and Regenerate, Rod Olson of Leaf & Lyre, and Josh Spackman of Chef’s Farmer are offering a diverse apprenticeship shared between their farms. About the Farms Root & Regenerate Urban Farms (formerly Dirtboys Urban Farm) has been running for about 8 … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: Calgary, AB – Leaf & Lyre Urban Farms, Root & Regenerate Urban Farms, & Chef’s Farmer

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: STRATHCLAIR, MB – GREEN BEACH FARM & FOOD

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on November 08, 2022

Spend your summer with the pigs, cows, and chickens at Green Beach Farm & Food on the beautiful prairie near Strathclair MB. A farm job and a great learning experience with an opportunity to be out on the land interacting everyday with nature. ABOUT GREEN BEACH FARM & FOOD Green Beach Farm & Food is located near Strathclair, Manitoba – Treaty 2 Territory Green Beach Farm & Food is a fifth generation mixed livestock & grain operation, with 2 houses in the main farmyard; the farm now manages 5 quarters of land. About half of their annual crop acres are … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: STRATHCLAIR, MB – GREEN BEACH FARM & FOOD

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: CARTWRIGHT, MB – BOUNDY FARMS LTD.

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on November 03, 2022 2 Comments

Do you love working with animals and have you always wanted to work on a farm with livestock? Baby cows? Baby lambs? Baby chicks? Nick and Angela  from Boundy Farms welcome you to come get the feel for working with multiple species of livestock on their family farm. You will even get little peaks into a native grassland prairie paired with poly crops that will give you a summer to learn all about raising animals in a way that can benefit the land! ABOUT BOUNDY FARMS Boundy Farms is located near Cartwright, Manitoba – Treaty 1 Territory The goal on … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: CARTWRIGHT, MB – BOUNDY FARMS LTD.