Tag Archives: regenerative agriculture

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: Lac La Biche, AB – Sand Springs Ranch

Posted by Kolby Peterson on February 06, 2023 1 Comment

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain hands on experience on a large organic family farm?  Sand Springs Ranch is offering a unique apprenticeship program providing experience in either 1) organic, grass fed beef cow/calf operation or 2) organic vegetable production and marketing. We are accepting up to 4 apprentices for 2023. About the Farm Sand Springs Ranch, located near Lac La Biche, Alberta is run by Ty and Janice Shelton, their daughter Jolene and son Tyler.  Including Ty and Janice’s grandchildren, there are 3 generations working on this farm. A 100 % Certified Organic farm, Sand Springs Ranch includes … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: Lac La Biche, AB – Sand Springs Ranch

Indigenous Food Sovereignty with Jacob Beaton

Posted by Alex on February 03, 2023

Do you want to learn about Indigenous Food Sovereignty? Join for an in-depth conversation with Jacob Beaton, an award-winning Indigenous entrepreneur and leader! In this conversation we’ll be diving into what Indigenous Food Sovereignty means and how to make it a reality. Jacob Beaton, who operates Tea Creek Farm in Kitwanga, BC, will be leading the discussion and sharing his own work starting a farm that puts land-based Indigenous food sovereignty at its centre. We’ll discuss concrete steps to fight systemic racism and how to increase our own awareness of Indigenous food sovereignty and advocate for it more broadly. We … Continue reading Indigenous Food Sovereignty with Jacob Beaton

LAND & LEARNING OPPORTUNITY: SMALL SCALE MIXED GREENS PRODUCTION – AGASSIZ, BC

Posted by Fai Hui on January 24, 2023

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 Located on Pioneer Road in Agassiz, this established 1 acre farm has prepared beds that have been solarised (to eliminate weeds) and are ready to grow. Equipment, infrastructure and irrigation are available. This farm specialises in growing mixed greens for salad and garlic. The landholder has developed the processes and systems that enable efficient production of a high quality crop. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY This … Continue reading LAND & LEARNING OPPORTUNITY: SMALL SCALE MIXED GREENS PRODUCTION – AGASSIZ, BC

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: GARDENTON, MB – GREEN PASTURES FARM

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on January 06, 2023

Are you wanting a job this summer in the fresh air? Do you love spending time with animals on farms? Are you wanting to improve your homesteading skills? Green Pastures Farm is offering a well rounded agricultural apprenticeship with a mix of commercial and home-scale production. About the Farm Green Pasture Farm is located on Treaty 1 territory near Gardenton, MB.  Guy and Leah Bouchard are the farmers and owners of Green Pasture’s farm which is located on Leah’s family farm. It is a mixed farm on 320 acres of pasture, bush, and crop land where they farm turkeys, sheep, … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: GARDENTON, MB – GREEN PASTURES FARM

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: MINTON, SK – AXTEN FARMS

Posted by Alieka Beckett on December 21, 2022

Are you looking for a farming adventure in the full cycle of growing and harvesting multiple grains to a finished food product check out Axten Farms. ABOUT AXTEN FARMS Axten Farms is located near Minton, Saskatchewan on Treaty 4 Territory Derek and Tannis Axten own and operate Axten Farms which has been in Derek’s family for over a century.  With dry, fragile soils, and limited rainfall they made it their mission to “be loyal to the soil” and regenerate their soil life.  Axten farms’ goal is to regenerate the health and vitality of the soil, themselves, the farm, and their … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: MINTON, SK – AXTEN FARMS

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 50+ acres of flat land in Salmo

Posted by Hailey Troock on December 14, 2022

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 property is located in Salmo, about 40 minutes drive from Nelson, Castlegar, Creston and Trail. The land hasn’t been sprayed and has been left untouched for years apart from it being hayed last season. The property is located in a sunny valley and is flat with some fencing that is need of some repair. The landholders are open to regenerative and natural practices on their land, including … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 50+ acres of flat land in Salmo

Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program: Meet-A-Mentor Night!

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 14, 2022

YA Apprenticeship Program Meet the Mentors Night Jan 11

The Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program invites you to attend Meet-A-Mentor Night! If you would like to meet some of YA’s amazing mentors, ask questions about their farm, and learn more about the kinds of apprenticeships they are offering, please attend one (or all!) of our online mentor gatherings. Monday, December 19, 2022 6 pm MST/7 pm CST  RSVP to receive the Dec 16 zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvceugpjMvEtQ35LrgTpp8-D0jEvvvg34x Who will be there? Triple Lyoness Farm, Boundy Farms, Root and Regenerate Farm, Axten Farm, Dog’s Run Farm, Upland Organics, 350 Farms, Green Beach Farm & more! Wednesday, January 11 6 pm MST/7 pm … Continue reading Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program: Meet-A-Mentor Night!

Marginal land and farming outside the box

Posted by Andrew Adams on December 09, 2022

On a snowy November Sunday afternoon gatherers came to have panel discussions around “farming outside the box”! A core mission of Young Agrarians is knowledge transfer. Knowledge is one of the most important nutrients in the fertilizer needed to grow more farmers on “marginal land”. We love any chance to get together, whether online or in-person, to share and learn – we recently gathered at UNBC in Prince George for a compelling discussion on creative land use solutions.  Panelists Noemie Touchette, Barry Seymour, David Connell and Andrew Adams  Given the current lack of affordability of more productive land classes, farmers … Continue reading Marginal land and farming outside the box

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Lease on 120 acres of partially-wooded raw land above Kootenay Lake

Posted by Hailey Troock on December 06, 2022

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 property is located between Crawford Bay and Riondel, two small communities on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake, about 1 hour from Nelson, including a 30 minute ferry from Balfour. The property is minutes from the ferry terminal on the east side of the lake. Creston is 40 minutes away down the east side of Kootenay Lake from the land. The property has recently been logged and … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Lease on 120 acres of partially-wooded raw land above Kootenay Lake

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: Westlock, AB – Triple Lyoness Farm

Posted by Kolby Peterson on December 05, 2022

Are you an aspiring farmer looking for an adventure on a family farm, raising cattle and other mixed livestock? Join Triple Lyoness Farm for a farm apprenticeship! About the Farm Triple Lyoness Farm is a mixed operation, primarily raising beef cattle (cow-calf and backgrounding steers), and also raising broiler chickens and turkeys on pasture in the summer, along with outdoor pigs and laying hens. Meat sales are farm-direct for retail and wholesale, and they have an on-farm slaughter license. Their goal is to ethically raise livestock to produce healthy, tasty meat products for their community. Livestock are kept year round, … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: Westlock, AB – Triple Lyoness Farm