Tag Archives: regenerative agriculture

NOV 14, 2021: ONLINE, BC – Kootenay Farms Food Hub Tour

Posted by Hailey Troock on October 19, 2021

You’re invited to a virtual tour of the NEW Kootenay Farms Food Hub in Creston presented by Young Agrarians and Fields Forward Society. This is the eighth event of the Young Agrarians 2021 Farm Club event series. What is a Farm Club? A Farm Club is when farmers come together to connect and nerd out with other farmers. It can be on any topic the group wants to discuss and can take many different shapes and sizes. The goal of this tour is to provide farmers and food producers in the region with an inside look at the new facility … Continue reading NOV 14, 2021: ONLINE, BC – Kootenay Farms Food Hub Tour

A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: Daniel Fayad – Peregrine Farm

Posted by Michelle Lam on October 08, 2021

Peregrine Farm is a regenerative farm located in Wishart, SK within Treaty 4 Territory. The property is off-grid and houses 4,000 chickens, 50 laying hens, a few beehives, and 13 pigs. Daniel Fayad is a Red Seal electrician and farmer-in-the-making who is a Young Agrarians (YA) Apprentice at Peregrine Farm. Daniel had heard about Jeff Kinash after spending some time gardening at Jeff’s father-in-law’s property in Wishart. “He’s like, ‘oh you guys seem like…you’re kind of the same person. You’re very similar in how you act and how you think and stuff like that,” quotes Daniel, reflecting on a conversation … Continue reading A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: Daniel Fayad – Peregrine Farm

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Regenerative Farm in Telkwa

Posted by Morgan Kitchen on October 01, 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.p> ABOUT THE LAND Beautiful regenerative farm just outside the town of Telkwa. This 18-acre farm integrates a variety of small livestock (sheep, pigs, poultry), bees, gardens, and an orchard with regenerative farming practices. With plans of expanding and developing their compost and vermi-compost, this land opportunity has so much to offer! ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The established gardens (with room for expansion!) are the primary focus of the land opportunity for an … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Regenerative Farm in Telkwa

A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: Leia Zulyniak – Lazy T and Lady’s Hat Farms

Posted by Michelle Lam on September 28, 2021

Leia Zulyniak is a Chicken Boss by day and a florist-in-training by night. She’s in a unique position as Young Agrarians Farm Apprentice, where she spends half her day with mentors Jenna and Brett at Lazy T Farm, and the latter half with Nikki at Lady’s Hat Farm. The two closely-knit farms work collaboratively on a community, food-centred initiative called the Prairie Farm Project. Lazy T Farm is a holistically managed farm with a main focus on grass-fed beef, pastured poultry and free-range eggs. Lady’s Hat Farm, just 15-minutes down the road, centres around florals and grass-fed, grass-finished lambs. The … Continue reading A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: Leia Zulyniak – Lazy T and Lady’s Hat Farms

OCT 24, 2021: KRESTOVA, BC – Tool School 3.0 at Linden Lane Farms

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 23, 2021

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You’re invited to Tool School 3.0 at Linden Lane Farms in Krestova on October 24, 2021! We will learn about the Kootenay Local Agricultural Society Tool Library and all the farming equipment that is available for rent. This is the seventh event of the Young Agrarians 2021 Farm Club event series. What is a Farm Club? A Farm Club is when farmers come together to connect and nerd out with other farmers. It can be on any topic the group wants to discuss and can take many different shapes and sizes. The goal of Tool School is to provide information … Continue reading OCT 24, 2021: KRESTOVA, BC – Tool School 3.0 at Linden Lane Farms

Call for Mentors: Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program

Posted by Dana Penrice on September 22, 2021 2 Comments

We are seeking 2022 Host Mentor Farms for the YA Apprenticeship Program in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba to grow the next generation of regenerative agriculture practitioners. Mentor application deadline extended to October 30th, 2021* Are you a rancher or farmer who is a dedicated steward of the land? Are you a skilled and enthusiastic teachers who has a passion for mentoring young and aspiring farmers? Do you have a farm philosophy that recognizes the connectedness of the land and people? Well if the boot fits, then you would likely make a good mentor in our program! *If you can’t make … Continue reading Call for Mentors: Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program

OCT 3, 2021: NELSON, BC – Outdoor Flax Fibre Processing Workshop

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 16, 2021

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You’re invited to an outside in-person and hands-on workshop in Nelson all about flax fibre processing presented by Young Agrarians and the EartHand Gleaners Society. This is the sixth event of the Young Agrarians 2021 Columbia Basin Farm Club event series. What is a Farm Club? A Farm Club is when farmers come together to connect and nerd out with other farmers. It can be on any topic the group wants to discuss and can take many different shapes and sizes. The workshop will be led by Jaymie Johnson, member of EartHand Gleaners Society. Jaymie first grew flax for fibre … Continue reading OCT 3, 2021: NELSON, BC – Outdoor Flax Fibre Processing Workshop

EVENT RECAP: Wildwood Farm Land Social – Dawson Creek, BC

Posted by Morgan Kitchen on September 10, 2021

Wildwood Farm located just outside of Pouce Coupe has been Tim and Linda’s home for nearly 50 years! Draft horses are used in farm work where ever possible from garden and field tillage to milling their own grain. Beef cattle, milk cows, hogs, and laying hens are all raised here and make this farm so special. They are planning the next steps for the farm with developing a non-family farm transition and succession plan. Welcoming 18 attendees to join 6 hosts on Saturday September 4, we were so fortunate to tour the farm, develop new connections and network, learn about … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Wildwood Farm Land Social – Dawson Creek, BC

How To Start Farming In Alberta

Posted by Michelle Lam on September 03, 2021 2 Comments

How to start farming in Alberta

A starter kit for those wondering how to start farming in Alberta. Young Agrarians (YA) is a farmer to farmer educational resource network for new and young ecological, organic and regenerative farmers in Canada. Read more about us here.  Young Agrarians recognizes the unresolved Indigenous land title and rights in the diverse territories in what is today called Canada. As we live and work in the context of and in response to a colonial system of laws and policies, it is important to acknowledge the historical and ongoing impact of agriculture and land enclosure on Indigenous lands and food systems. In … Continue reading How To Start Farming In Alberta

EVENT RECAP: Kersley Farmers Institute Farm Tours – North Cariboo, BC

Posted by Morgan Kitchen on September 03, 2021

On Wednesday August 25, the Kersley Farmers Institute welcomed 44 people to enjoy a day full of farm tours at three host farms, Dunlevy Ranch, Rocky Point Ranch, and North Star Farm House. Over the course of the day, we saw diverse farming ventures and agribusinesses, networked, and shared ideas about farming in the North Cariboo. The farm tours and discussions focused on the value of diversification in agriculture and different ways to diversify a farm. With all the weather and market challenges any one farm can face, incorporating other avenues of income for a farm and diversifying your products, … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Kersley Farmers Institute Farm Tours – North Cariboo, BC