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FARM JOB + ACCOMMODATION: PEACHLAND, BC – The Homestead Organic Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 20, 2019

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The Homestead Organic Farm in Peachland, BC is seeking a couple to live and work on the farm long term! About The Homestead Organic Farm We have been farming  organically at our 120 year old Homestead in Peachland, BC, for 33 years. We raised produce commercially for the past 32 years, but are currently only growing hay for sale. We still have gardens, berries, fruit, and a greenhouse. Desired Qualities We are  looking for someone, preferably a couple, who is interested in living and working on an organic farm, long term.  The qualities we are looking for are honesty, a good communicator, … Continue reading FARM JOB + ACCOMMODATION: PEACHLAND, BC – The Homestead Organic Farm

MAR 5-6, 2020: BRANDON, MB – Prairie Organics: Think Whole Farm Conference

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 15, 2019

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Prairie Organics: Think Whole Farm 2020 The Prairie Organics: Think Whole Farm conference and trade show is back for its third conference! This exciting event will be held March 5th and 6th, 2020 at the Keystone Centre in Brandon, Manitoba. Prairie Organics: Think Whole Farm 2020 will bring together the science and practice of organic farming. During 2 days of conference presentations, conference delegates will learn about building soil fertility, managing weeds, the latest cultivation and seeding equipment along with other cross cutting issues such as building biodiversity and responding to a changing climate. Producers can build their markets by participating in one-on-one business meetings … Continue reading MAR 5-6, 2020: BRANDON, MB – Prairie Organics: Think Whole Farm Conference

FARM JOB: ACME, AB – APPRENTICE GOATHERD, DANCING GOATS FARM

Posted by Alex on August 13, 2019

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Dancing Goats Farm is seeking an apprentice Goatherd/Farm Worker for September 2019 for full-time employment. On farm accommodation is available. Dancing Goats Farm is an equal opportunity employer. Tasks and Responsibilities This position offers the opportunity to learn about animal care and husbandry, pasture management, and relevant government agriculture regulations. The employee will assist with and be responsible for daily care of the goats including: Milking Feeding General animal care and health Cleaning milking equipment, milking parlour, and animal housing areas Other duties as assigned Experience and Physical Requirements General livestock, farm, or veterinary experience an asset. The successful candidate will … Continue reading FARM JOB: ACME, AB – APPRENTICE GOATHERD, DANCING GOATS FARM

JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Bookkeeper

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 01, 2019

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Job Posting for Maternity Leave: Book Keeper The Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) is seeking to hire an experienced temporary bookkeeper to cover maternity leave for 12-18 months. The Bookkeeper works closely with the COABC Executive Director. This is a part time position, 14 hours (2 days) per week. The position will be based out of our Vernon office. COABC is a non-profit organization that values healthy soil, biological diversity and ecological harmony.  COABC views the organic certification system as an effective way to move agricultural production to more sustainable methods.  The organization also supports activities that contribute to … Continue reading JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Bookkeeper

LAND OPPORTUNITY: PLOTS FOR MARKET GARDEN IN CRESTON

Posted by Hailey Troock on July 30, 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 land opportunity is located in the community of Creston, a town of just over 5000 located in the Creston Valley south of Kootenay Lake and just north of the border. The property boasts several acres of cultivable land on fertile soil. Two years ago, the area previously had a crop of garlic. Some of the land has been converted into a market garden already with lots of free … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: PLOTS FOR MARKET GARDEN IN CRESTON

JOB: BC – COABC, Change Management Contractor

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 26, 2019

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Contract Posting: Change Management Contractor The Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) is seeking to hire a professional Change Management Contractor to help guide the organization through the switch to a new online system. The contractor works closely with the COABC Executive Director of Operations as well as other staff and contractors.  The contract runs from August 2019 to March 2020, with the possibility of renewal.  The contract is approximately 20 hours per week at a rate of $40.00. COABC is a non-profit organization that values healthy soil, biological diversity and ecological harmony.  COABC views the organic certification system as … Continue reading JOB: BC – COABC, Change Management Contractor

New Farmers: Here’s What You Need to Know About Organic Marketing in BC

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 26, 2019

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Have you checked your website and packaging to ensure it’s aligned with the new Organic Certification Regulation? A new Organic Certification Regulation came into effect in BC on September 1, 2018. The term “organic” is now a protected label within BC.  This means producers and processors must have organic certification from an accredited certification body if they want to make any sort of organic claim on a product, including “grown following organic principles”, or “made with organic ingredients”. Claims such as “uncertified organic” or “more than organic” are not permitted. Greater clarity around what organic means is something consumers in … Continue reading New Farmers: Here’s What You Need to Know About Organic Marketing in BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 acres ALR land in Revelstoke

Posted by Hailey Troock on July 12, 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 land opportunity is located in the community of Revelstoke, a town of about 15,000 located on the banks of the Columbia River. The property boasts 3-4 acres of cultivable land and has a view of the nearby resort. The land was previously a homestead and hobby farm for almost 50 years. While some areas are ready for cultivation, others will need a bit flattening, a few stumps pulled, … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 acres ALR land in Revelstoke

FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – River and Sea Flowers, Farm Crew

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 05, 2019

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River and Sea Flowers, in Vancouver, BC, is seeking Farm Crew for the 2019 summer season! About River and Sea Flowers River and Sea Flowers is a certified organic cut flower farm on beautiful Westham Island in Delta BC, 30 km from Vancouver. We grow a huge diversity of flowers and foliage on a one acre field as well as in a few hoophouses. We use a range of hand tools as well as tractors and other equipment which we share with 3 other farm operations on our family’s 50 acre parcel. Our flowers are distributed to Vancouver florists, at farmers … Continue reading FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – River and Sea Flowers, Farm Crew

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 ACRES OF FARMLAND ON ACTIVE CERTIFIED ORGANIC FARM – SQUAMISH VALLEY, BC

Posted by Ashlee Brillert on July 02, 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 three acre area of land for lease was previously used for hay and has been fallow for roughly eight years. In that time, it has been mowed occasionally. The land gets a lot of direct sunlight in the summer months, and the soil is quite silty/ sandy with little organic matter. The soil is also quite acidic, which is typical for Squamish … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 ACRES OF FARMLAND ON ACTIVE CERTIFIED ORGANIC FARM – SQUAMISH VALLEY, BC