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B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Flora and Fungi Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on October 25, 2021

Young Agrarians is celebrating the eighth 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. The 2021 Mentee Cohort are wrapping up their growing season and reflecting back on the lessons of the year.  We are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts as we recruit a new cohort of farmers for our BMN 2022 program. For more information and to apply please see … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Flora and Fungi Farm

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1-2 ACRES FARMLAND WITH SUITE – LANGLEY, BC

Posted by Fai Hui on September 08, 2021

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 1-2 acres of this 3 acre property in South Langley is available for lease. The land is flat and has access to well water and electricity. The landowner grows vegetables and raises chickens. There is a small poly-tunnel on land. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The owners home is on the land and there is a 550 sq. ft self-contained basement suite available to rent. … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1-2 ACRES FARMLAND WITH SUITE – LANGLEY, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4 ACRES FLAT FARMLAND – LANGLEY, BC

Posted by Fai Hui on September 08, 2021 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 LAND 4 acres of this 5 acre property, conveniently located in Langley, are available for lease. The land is flat and has access to municipal water and electricity. The owner plans to drill a well on the property. The land will be fully (chain linked) fenced in. With good soil, the land is suitable for greenhouse, mixed vegetable, garlic or fruit production. The land … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4 ACRES FLAT FARMLAND – LANGLEY, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 5 ACRES FARMLAND WITH FRAMES FOR POLY-TUNNELS – CHILLIWACK, BC

Posted by Fai Hui on September 08, 2021

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 5 acres of this 6 acre property in Chilliwack are available for lease. There are three rows of 35′ (W) x 180′ (L) hoop frames that can be used to set up poly-tunnels.  The land is flat and suitable for growing garlic, vegetables or other crops.  ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The owner lives on the land and would like to see environmentally sustainable methods … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 5 ACRES FARMLAND WITH FRAMES FOR POLY-TUNNELS – CHILLIWACK, BC

Help us make a video!

Posted by Alex on August 20, 2021

Calling all awesome farmers — yup, that’s you! Young Agrarians is making a series of short videos about new farmers and we need your help. We’re crowd sourcing the video footage for these videos and we want as many new farmers as possible to talk about farming and the future of food systems. These videos will be used to promote farming as a career, explain the benefits and challenges of ecological agriculture to policy makers and funders, and celebrate our amazing farmer network! To participate, just record a video of yourself on the farm answering any or all of these … Continue reading Help us make a video!

Growing the Next Generation of Farmers – Policy Recommendations

Posted by Darcy Smith on August 20, 2021

Young Agrarians launched in 2012 as an educational farmer-to-farmer resource network. Now in year 10, we’ve connected with thousands of farmers across Canada online, at events, through our land access, business development, and apprenticeship programs, and through farmer consultation and advisories. The federal, provincial, and territorial governments fund agriculture through 5-year agreements – many of you will have heard of Growing Forward 1 and 2, and the current funding agreement, the Canadian Agriculture Partnership. Negotiations are currently under way for the Next Policy Framework, which will determine what programs and funding are available to farmers starting in 2023. There is … Continue reading Growing the Next Generation of Farmers – Policy Recommendations

Herbs & Heritage With Rachelle Pinto – Business Bootcamp Stories

Posted by Michelle Lam on July 04, 2021

Rachelle Pinto is the mom of 3, and a lover of herbs and heritage. She is based out of Winnipeg, with a small farm located just 20 minutes away, and is passionate about empowering her community by strengthening food security. Rachelle participated in the Young Agrarians Business Bootcamp, a five-week long online program that ran from February to March 2021. She chatted with our Young Agrarians Prairies team about her experience with the Bootcamp and how it intersects with her farm, Planted Allies.  Find Planted Allies on Facebook and Instagram. Like many of us, Rachelle grew up in the public … Continue reading Herbs & Heritage With Rachelle Pinto – Business Bootcamp Stories

Florals with Ashley Currie – Business Bootcamp Stories

Posted by Michelle Lam on June 10, 2021

Bountiful Bay Farm & Nursery is an up and coming farm located in Sooke, BC. Once a week, farm owners Ashley Currie and her partner, Aidan, watched a pre-recorded video with their morning coffee while taking detailed notes from farm experts. These videos were part of the Young Agrarians (YA) Business Bootcamp, a five-week long online course that helps new farmers build their business plans. Ashley spoke with the YA team to talk about her personal experience with the Bootcamp. Ashley’s love for growing things began in university when she started growing plants from seed in her windowsill. She was … Continue reading Florals with Ashley Currie – Business Bootcamp Stories

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Turn Key Market Garden Operation, 1.5 acres in Summerland, B.C

Posted by Tessa Thompson on June 09, 2021

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 OPPORTUNITY This land opportunity will be available in the fall of 2022/ spring of 2023. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to take over a turn key market garden plot in the Trout Creek area of Summerland, BC. This 1.5 acre plot has been farmed by Jerome Gagne of Medley Organics for the past 6 years. He is moving on to a larger property on which … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Turn Key Market Garden Operation, 1.5 acres in Summerland, B.C

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 17 Acres with Housing in Tappen, BC

Posted by Tessa Thompson on May 18, 2021

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 whole property is 27 acres and located 20 minutes from Salmon Arm. Currently 10 acres is fenced for horses with shelters, round pen and frost free hydrants. The homes and parking areas are part of that 10 acres. The rest of the land is what is available for lease. Approximately 17 acres which has been in hay production for 15-20 years. The owners would like to lease … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 17 Acres with Housing in Tappen, BC