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2019 Farmland Values Report Recap

Posted by Darcy Smith on April 08, 2020

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Each spring, while farmers are waiting for seeds to germinate, I eagerly anticipate the Farmland Values Report published by Farm Credit Canada (FCC). Anyone who’s come out to one of our land linking events will know what a sucker I am for good data – along with the rest of our land matching team! Resources like the Farmland Values Report help us keep up to date on the challenges farmers are facing, and how we can best support. The Farmland Values Report tracks changes in the price of farmland across Canada, as well as by province and region. Increasingly, the cost of … Continue reading 2019 Farmland Values Report Recap

Apprenticeships: Goodfare, AB – The Homestead

Posted by Kolby Peterson on March 30, 2020

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Are you an aspiring farmer looking for an adventure in mixed farming? The Homestead is looking for a farm apprentice starting this spring to join their team. About the Farm  The Homestead is a certified organic farm situated between the arable prairie of the Peace Country and a wilderness that extends all the way to the Pacific Ocean. It was started by Lisa and Donovan Kitt, two young farmers passionate about growing their own food. 2019 was a transformative year for The Homestead. They ‘levelled-up’ and sold their small-scale, off-grid farm to move to Jerry Kitt’s (Donovan’s father’s) farm – … Continue reading Apprenticeships: Goodfare, AB – The Homestead

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 150 acres with housing, Vinsulla, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on March 26, 2020

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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 150 acre large parcel of farm land has been farmed for the last 30 years. Mostly it has been in hay production, occasionally used as pasture for 100 head of cattle and had a brief stint as a ginseng field during the 90’s!  It is located on the Yellowhead Highway, just north of Kamloops and backs on to the Thompson River. The land is fully fenced and has irrigation … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 150 acres with housing, Vinsulla, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 acres in Naramata, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on March 16, 2020

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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 whole property is 4.6 acres with 3 arable acres on the gorgeous Naramata bench. The rest of the property is an important wildlife corridor with a year round creek running through. Once an apple orchard, the owners removed the old trees four years ago and since then have been growing certified organic garlic which they sell to local markets. Organic certification is no longer active, but could … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 acres in Naramata, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 26 acres near Lumby with Housing

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on March 16, 2020

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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 26 acre farm near Lumby is fenced and cross fenced with approximately 10.5 acres in hay field, and 12 acres in pasture. The owners run sheep on the pastures in the lower part of the farm and have been adding better fencing to some of the upper pastures to rotate in sheep.  There are two pastures used by a few older horses.  There is a large barn … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 26 acres near Lumby with Housing

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Up to 6 Acres plus Housing! – Yarrow, BC

Posted by Ashlee Brillert on March 12, 2020

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There are more available land listings available than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This stunning Yarrow property features a brand new 2.5 bedroom mobile home, greenhouse, a large barn with walk in coolers and plenty of storage space, a small orchard with pears, apples, quince, and figs (with peaches inside the greenhouse), a prepped and cleared 1.5 acre field with room to expand in 2021 on an additional 5 acres, and opportunities for farm gate sales. The fields are in good condition, and have had … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Up to 6 Acres plus Housing! – Yarrow, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Established Market Garden for Lease, Kelowna, B.C.

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on March 11, 2020

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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 gorgeous little homestead is centrally located in Kelowna. The whole property is 4.36 acres with approximately .5 of an acres currently cultivated. The land backs onto Mission Creek and has a wilderness feeling, despite being a few minutes drive to town. The cultivated area has been lovingly farmed since 2010 by several different farmers, all whom have been adding compost, building soil and improving the productivity of … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Established Market Garden for Lease, Kelowna, B.C.

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Linden Lane Farms

Posted by Melanie Buffel on March 09, 2020

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Young Agrarians is celebrating the sixth 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. We love to profile our program participants and celebrate their efforts! My name is Matthew Carr from Linden Lane Farms and my Mentor is Seann Dory from Salt and Harrow Farm.  Where do you farm? The farm is located in Krestova, BC (Between Nelson & Castlegar).  What do you farm? We mainly farm mixed vegetables and small fruits on … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Linden Lane Farms

BC Timber Goats Find New Home on Leased Land in Quesnel, BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on March 05, 2020

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Bruce Bradley is a participant in the B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP), which provides land matching and business support services to new farmers looking for land to farm, as well as landowners interested in finding someone to farm their land. Visit the B.C. Land Matching Program page to learn more about the program and to find a Young Agrarians Land Matcher in your region. Please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your farm: Hi, my name is Bruce. I am very passionate about conservation and sustainable farming. I operate BC Timber Goats, an invasive weed and fuel mitigation company. We … Continue reading BC Timber Goats Find New Home on Leased Land in Quesnel, BC

Peace Country Winter Mixer 2020 Recap

Posted by Lilli Klamke on March 03, 2020

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A great group of farmers and farmer friends came together during the third Young Agrarians Peace Country Mixer! Camp Tamarack was filled with laughter, knowledge, expertise, interesting and curious talk during the weekend of February 22nd and 23rd, 2020. Farmers traveled from far and wide to be part of the networking and education. The farmer speed dating was a great way for everyone to meet each other! Everyone walked away with a great number of connections after a Mixer! There is strength, kindness, knowledge, support, friendship, wisdom, resources and much more within any farming community. New alliances and friendships were formed! Who knows what … Continue reading Peace Country Winter Mixer 2020 Recap