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FEB 22 & 23: GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – YA Peace Country Winter Mixer

Posted by Lilli Klamke on January 20, 2020

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The third annual Young Agrarians Farmer Mixer in the Peace Country is coming up! If you are a farmer, passionate food lover, grower, or a farm dreamer, join us! These two days will be filled with networking, skill-sharing, and farm inspiration to help you grow your own farm business and brand your farm story. Meet with other farmers and share your story, your ideas, struggles, and successes. Find mentors and supporters, engage in new opportunities and get to know your farming companions in the Peace Country. When: Saturday, February 22 – Sunday, February 23, 2020 Where:  Camp Tamarack, Grande Prairie. Follow Highway … Continue reading FEB 22 & 23: GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – YA Peace Country Winter Mixer

EVENT RECAP: CENTRAL ALBERTA WINTER MIXER 2020

Posted by Alex on January 16, 2020 1 Comment

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The Central Alberta Winter Mixer was a fantastic weekend full of inspiring and passionate people! Despite the frigid temperatures, more than 80 people participated over the two days. Some highlights of the Mixer included fun networking activities (the Chicken Mingle was a hit!), an impressive potluck and jam session on Saturday evening, farmer slide shows that featured ten different farms, and farmer yoga on Sunday morning with retired-farmer-turned-yoga-teacher Kathleen Charpentier. Over the two days we also had twelve speakers and workshop hosts share their skills and knowledge. Check out the full session descriptions and some quotes from Mixer participants below. The whole YA community … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: CENTRAL ALBERTA WINTER MIXER 2020

FARM JOBS: Pemberton, BC – Plenty Wild Farms, Organic Farm Workers 2020

Posted by Alyssa Belter on January 02, 2020

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Interested in learning the ins and outs of running a profitable market garden business? Plenty Wild Farms in Pemberton, BC is seeking farm workers for the 2020 season! ABOUT US Plenty Wild Farms is a small-scale, certified organic farm committed to providing high-quality veggies for our local community through farmers’ markets in Squamish & Whistler and our farm stand in Pemberton. We grow over 40 different varieties of vegetables on 2.5 acres using a compact tractor, BCS, other small hand tools & equipment and systems that focus on efficiency, productivity & soil health. Our farm is a positive, well-run, organized and safe place … Continue reading FARM JOBS: Pemberton, BC – Plenty Wild Farms, Organic Farm Workers 2020

YA Apprenticeship 2020: Sundog Organic Farm – Fort Saskatchewan, AB

Posted by Kolby Peterson on December 27, 2019

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Photo: 2018 Sundog Organic Farm Apprentice, Sam Flasha Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on a vegetable farm? Are you interested in learning organic farming management? Sundog Organic Farm is offering a unique apprenticeship; join their team! About the Farm Both Jenny and James have a heritage of market gardening that extends to their families in the Netherlands.  Farming is literally in their blood!  Sundog Organic Farm (est. 2009) started out on the Vriend Organic Farm land and after two years there, moved to its current location in Sturgeon County, near the Sturgeon river. James and Jenny now have one dog, three … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2020: Sundog Organic Farm – Fort Saskatchewan, AB

LOOKING FOR LAND: EXPERIENCED FARMER & BUSINESS OWNER LOOKING FOR LAND NEAR BURNABY

Posted by Ashlee Brillert on December 20, 2019

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We have more 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 FARMER You might recognize Farmer Abdul from numerous Metro Vancouver based Farmers Markets. Abdul is such a passionate and dedicated farmer, with an amazing story. Abdul has a strong connection to the land, and to his crops. He’s the owner and operator of BC Garlic, a wonderful family owned business with fantastic product. The product is sold at farmers markets and local retailers in the Lower Mainland. Abdul also … Continue reading LOOKING FOR LAND: EXPERIENCED FARMER & BUSINESS OWNER LOOKING FOR LAND NEAR BURNABY

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Raven’s View Farm, Peachland, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on December 16, 2019

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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 Ravens View Farm from Jim Ohm on Vimeo. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY Ravens View Farm is the manifestation of a lifelong dream I held since I was 17 and worked as an “au pair” on a small family farm for a veterinarian and his young family. I loved milking the jersey and churning her cream into butter, herding the sheep and lambs, helping the young children feed the small flock … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Raven’s View Farm, Peachland, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land Cooperative Shares in Johnsons Landing

Posted by Hailey Troock on December 05, 2019

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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 hamlet of Johnson’s Landing is nestled in the west-facing mountain side at the northern end of Kootenay Lake, one hour from Kaslo or two hours from Nelson, on the East side. The Purcell Wilderness Conservancy backs the property and the Fry Creek Trail is near. The Johnson’s Landing Retreat Centre (JLRC) is an educational and resource facility for the development of Body, Mind and Spirit and had … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land Cooperative Shares in Johnsons Landing

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 acres with orchard and housing in Harrop

Posted by Hailey Troock on November 28, 2019

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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 farming opportunity is located in Harrop, a small community nestled on the south side of the Kootenay River, north of Nelson. The land owners that reside on this property are making their cabin available for rent to one or two farmers who are also interested in taking over the maintenance of the garden and small orchard. There is land available to increase food production and have small … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 acres with orchard and housing in Harrop

EVENT RECAP: YA Mixer @ the Basin Food Summit ~ Rossland

Posted by Hailey Troock on November 28, 2019

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On October 25 – 26, 2019, over 100 people joined us at Red Mountain Resort in Rossland, BC, for the Columbia Basin Mixer. The three-day Basin Food Summit kicked off on October 24th with the Food and Buyers Expo. The YA Mixer coincided with the Agricultural Forum on day two, with the third day full of unique programming aimed at new and young entrants into agriculture and food production. Participants attended the event from all across BC, travelling from as far away as Vancouver Island and central BC to join in the multi-day programming aimed at knowledge sharing, capacity building, establishing new relationships … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: YA Mixer @ the Basin Food Summit ~ Rossland

Dec 14: Moose Jaw, SK – Agrarians Mixer at the Wandering Market

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 24, 2019

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At long last, Young Agrarians is headed to Saskatchewan! Join fellow farmers and food lovers for an afternoon and evening of learning, sharing and fun! This event is free and open to everyone.  WHEN: Saturday, December 14th from 1:00 pm to midnight LOCATION: The Wandering Market, Moose Jaw, SK. Google map directions. REGISTRATION: This event is free but we kindly ask that you let us know you are coming here. SCHEDULE: 1:00 – Arrival/ Welcome Introductions Young Agrarians: How We’re Growing the Next Generation of New Farmers Networking activity Burning Topics Round Tables Lessons on Stating a Farm Ian and Christina King run  Northwood Farm Farmer Slideshows – bring 10 of your … Continue reading Dec 14: Moose Jaw, SK – Agrarians Mixer at the Wandering Market