Tag Archives: Organic Farm

FARM JOB: ENDERBY, BC – Fre-Da-Ro Farm, Organic Farm Worker

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 11, 2022

Fre-Da-Ro Farm, enderby, organic, farm job

Fre-Da-Ro Farm, a certified organic livestock farm in Enderby, BC, is seeking a permanent, full-time Organic Farm Worker! About Fre-Da-Ro Farm Fre-Da-Ro Farm is an organic and regenerative sheep, chicken and grain farm with a small breeding herd of Lowline Angus cattle. The farm is situated along the Shuswap river with a wonderful view of the Enderby Cliffs. Tractors are used for field prep and for feeding of animals. The farm has “farm gate” sales of chickens, lamb and eggs. We are also in the process of renovating the office into a shop and opening the farm to the public … Continue reading FARM JOB: ENDERBY, BC – Fre-Da-Ro Farm, Organic Farm Worker

ALBERTA: We’re hiring! Young Agrarians Digital Storyteller

Posted by Alex on April 13, 2022

Young Agrarians is partnering with Organic Alberta to hire a New Farmer Digital Storyteller in Alberta. Are you a creative communicator and talented storyteller? Would you enjoy working with people who grow food from diverse walks of life? If you’re passionate about local food systems, love working to bring out the best in others and are savvy with social media then we would love to hear from you.  Region & Scope: Alberta, Part-Time Contract Position Contract duration: May 2-August 31, 2022 Deadline for Applications: 12 pm MT Thursday, April 21, 2022 ABOUT YOUNG AGRARIANS AND ORGANIC ALBERTA Young Agrarians (YA) … Continue reading ALBERTA: We’re hiring! Young Agrarians Digital Storyteller

INTERNSHIP: OTTAWA, ON – GreenPAC Parliamentary Internship for the Environment & Agriculture

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 08, 2022

The GreenPAC Parliamentary Internship for the Environment is Canada’s premier internship program for emerging environmental leaders on Parliament Hill. Since 2018, in partnership with Sustainability Network, GreenPAC has offered outstanding young leaders, aged 18-30, the chance to gain paid, invaluable training and experience alongside some of Canada’s top environmental champions in Ottawa. Each year from September to June, interns work full-time in the Parliament Hill office of a Member of Parliament (MP) with a proven record of environmental commitment. Reflecting GreenPAC’s commitment to nonpartisanship, host MPs come from every major national political party. Interns gain a deep, day-to-day understanding of … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: OTTAWA, ON – GreenPAC Parliamentary Internship for the Environment & Agriculture

Reflections from the Apprenticeship Program – Josephine Junas-Grant

Posted by Kolby Peterson on March 01, 2022

Josephine Junas-Grant apprenticed at The Homestead in Goodfare, Alberta. One year turned into two, and Jo started her own floral enterprise. She shares her experience through an original song, accompanied by Pebbles the dog and melodic background munching by goats. Josephine is now living and farming with Maryann Borch at Good Note Community Farm, near Leduc, Alberta. Lyrics are below. I arrived in early spring time When the ground was bare Worked each inch of soil Planting seeds with care … Rained through the month of June Drenched us to the bone Trudging through the morning chores While kicking at … Continue reading Reflections from the Apprenticeship Program – Josephine Junas-Grant

How This Farmer Brought Back the Meadowlark: Using Regenerative Practices to Restore Farm Ecosystems

Posted by Alex on February 24, 2022

Don and Marie Ruzicka recently retired after more than 35 years of farming. During their time at Sunrise Farm in central-eastern Alberta on Treaty 6 land, they transitioned from conventional to regenerative farming by altering their farming practices, protecting riparian areas, planting trees, and restoring grasslands. In the process, they witnessed incredible changes in the ecology of their farm. Don shares the story of how they used regenerative practices to restore their farm ecosystems. EARLY DAYS It would be a mistake to suggest that my wife Marie and I began farming with the knowledge of how the importance of the … Continue reading How This Farmer Brought Back the Meadowlark: Using Regenerative Practices to Restore Farm Ecosystems

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: STRATHCLAIR, MB – GREEN BEACH FARM & FOOD

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on February 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 2022: STRATHCLAIR, MB – GREEN BEACH FARM & FOOD

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: STE-GENEVIEVE, MB – LONG WAY HOMESTEAD & FERME FIOLA FARM

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on February 08, 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 2022. 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 2022: STE-GENEVIEVE, MB – LONG WAY HOMESTEAD & FERME FIOLA FARM

Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program – Kaitlyn Busson

Posted by Kolby Peterson on February 03, 2022

Kaitlyn was a 2022 apprentice at The Homestead, in Goodfare AB. She shares these wise words. Dear Future Me, I hope you are working your butt off from sun up to sun down making nutritious food with beautiful people, and if not don’t give up now. Whether you found yourself a handsome dairy or potato farmer in Nova Scotia, or you’re still raising cattle in the Peace Country, I hope you have remembered as much as possible from that summer. Make sure everything is fed and watered, and don’t forget to give the chickens grit. Don’t forget to water the … Continue reading Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program – Kaitlyn Busson

YA Apprenticeship 2022: First Nature Farms – Goodfare, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on February 02, 2022

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on a mixed, long-time-organic farm? Are  you wanting to learn about a mixed livestock operation and heritage breeds? First Nature Farms is offering a unique apprenticeship; join their team! About the Farm First Nature Farms is surrounded by land held within ecological reserves of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Ducks Unlimited, crown land, and other organic neighbours.  The 3000 acres of aspen forest, creeks, beaver ponds, pastures and farmland hold a rich diversity of both wildlife and wilderness, and domesticated species. Organic since 1990 and WWOOF hosts for almost as long, the … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2022: First Nature Farms – Goodfare, AB

EVENT RECAPS: 2021 Columbia Basin Farm Club & Land Socials

Posted by Hailey Troock on January 31, 2022

From June to December 2021, Young Agrarians teamed up with four farms and six organizations and educators to present the Columbia Basin Farm Club event series, an on- and off-farm opportunity to learn together. Over 160 producers and farm-curious folks joined us over the course of the ten in-person and online events! We also hosted two Land Socials for the BC Land Matching Program, bringing together 60 people at three different locations! Read on for more information and links to videos, photos and resources from the events below! Monday, July 26 & Sept 25 ~ ONLINE & IN-PERSON Young Agrarians, … Continue reading EVENT RECAPS: 2021 Columbia Basin Farm Club & Land Socials