Tag Archives: sheep

FARMER LOOKING FOR LAND: Seeking grazing land for livestock farmer and textile artist – Courtenay, BC

Posted by Kat Roger on May 16, 2024

We have more land seekers and opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at bclmp@youngagrarians.org to learn about the latest opportunities and to access free B.C. Land Matching Program services in your region. ABOUT THE FARMER Meet Kelsey Epp, the owner and operator of Tsolum River Ranch and Studio Aase in Courtenay, BC. Kelsey raises a flock of 55 Suffolk and Gotland sheep for meat and wool in addition to raising pork, meat rabbits, laying hens and beef production on 26 acres of land. Kelsey’s passion for raising livestock is deeply ingrained from her … Continue reading FARMER LOOKING FOR LAND: Seeking grazing land for livestock farmer and textile artist – Courtenay, BC

FARMER LOOKING FOR LAND: Seeking land for established sheep farmer – Langley, BC

Posted by Kat Roger on February 02, 2024

We have more land seekers and 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 FARMER Born into a sheep farming family, Johanna Walker is a third generation shepherdess in the Fraser Valley. Johanna has been farming since as long as she can remember, and has been shearing sheep since she was 13 years old. For over 20 years now, she has served as one of the only sheep shearers in the province.  After the passing of her mother several … Continue reading FARMER LOOKING FOR LAND: Seeking land for established sheep farmer – Langley, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Lease to Own 320 acre parcel and 435 acre parcel Mixed Livestock Ranch – Horsefly, BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on November 22, 2023 2 Comments

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 Big Bear Ranch is a family-operated farm located in the foothills of the beautiful Cariboo Mountains with hundreds of lakes and streams in the surrounding area. The ranch encompasses 1800 acres of pasture fields, cultivated farmland, and forested land. Big Bear Ranch currently raises Galloway cattle, Tamworth/Large English Black pigs, and sheep. They follow the highest welfare standards and sustainable practices (Animal Welfare Approved). No pesticides have … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Lease to Own 320 acre parcel and 435 acre parcel Mixed Livestock Ranch – Horsefly, BC

YA Business Mentorship Network – Rocking T Farms

Posted by Tori Ames on November 21, 2023

Alena Amstutz and Scott Todd - Rocking T Farms - BMN AB Mentee 2023 - horses

Young Agrarians is celebrating the tenth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program in BC and the second year of the program in the Prairies! The BMN offers business mentorships to a diverse array of new and young farmers. Through one-on-one mentorship, peer networks and online workshops young farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. Application intake for BC mentees is now  CLOSED. Limited seats available for AB, MB and SK mentees – APPLY NOW! Mentor applications (paid position) are accepted year-round.  Check out the Business Mentorship Network page for more information! Want to learn … Continue reading YA Business Mentorship Network – Rocking T Farms

YA Business Mentorship Network – Northern Light Acres

Posted by Tori Ames on October 31, 2023

Olivia Blum - Northern Light Acres - 2023 AB BMN Mentee

Young Agrarians is celebrating the tenth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program in BC and the second year of the program in the Prairies! The BMN offers farm business mentorship to a diverse array of new and young farmers. The mentorship is offered over the course of a year. Through one-on-one mentorship, peer networks and online workshops new farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. The application deadline for mentees across Western Canada have been extended to November 13th, 2023!  Check out the Business Mentorship Network page for more information! Apply … Continue reading YA Business Mentorship Network – Northern Light Acres

Forrest Farm: the Path to a Successful Micro-Dairy

Posted by Kat Roger on September 21, 2023

ABOUT FORREST FARM Eight years ago, Amanda and Ewan Forrest launched their dream of making beautiful, lovingly-crafted cheese in Salmo, B.C. Like everything else on Forrest Farm, Amanda and Ewan’s cheese is hand-made and mindfully packaged with minimal plastic and gorgeous presentation in mind. They make several varieties of sheep and goat cheese, featuring a fantastic Chevre, the classic lactic goat cheese. Each cheese has a unique shape and size to bring out its best flavour characteristics and stays true to the traditional European-style artisanal cheese.  With the launch of the dairy operation to the delight of local consumers, Amanda … Continue reading Forrest Farm: the Path to a Successful Micro-Dairy

YA Business Mentorship Network – Rocking T Farms

Posted by Tori Ames on June 27, 2023

Alena Amstutz shearing a sheep on her farm, Rocking T Farms

Young Agrarians is celebrating the ninth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program in BC and the expansion of the program across the Prairies! The BMN offers business mentorships to a diverse array of new and young farmers. Through one-on-one mentorship, peer networks and online workshops young farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. Applications open for Mentees across Western Canada in October 2023. Mentor applications are accepted year-round. Check out the Business Mentorship Network page for more information! Want to learn more about our Mentees (or Mentors)? Below you’ll find a Q&A where you can learn all … Continue reading YA Business Mentorship Network – Rocking T Farms

YA Business Mentorship Network – Northern Light Acres

Posted by Tori Ames on June 08, 2023

Young Agrarians is celebrating the ninth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program in BC and the expansion of the program across the Prairies! The BMN offers business mentorships to a diverse array of new and young farmers. Through one-on-one mentorship, peer networks and online workshops young farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. Applications open for Mentees across Western Canada in October 2023. Mentor applications are accepted year-round. Check out the Business Mentorship Network page for more information! Want to learn more about our Mentees (or Mentors)? Below you’ll find a Q&A where you can learn all … Continue reading YA Business Mentorship Network – Northern Light Acres

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Farmland for Lease in the Alberni Valley – Port Alberni, BC

Posted by Kiyomi Ito on May 24, 2023 3 Comments

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 Many acres are available on this 20-acre ALR land nestled in the beautiful Alberni Valley – a picturesque landscape with mountain views and cattle grazing on neighbouring hills. The area is very quiet and peaceful, surrounded by nature and farmland. The majority of the land is currently managed as hay fields by the farmer next door, who also has cattle grazing in the surrounding pastures. The … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Farmland for Lease in the Alberni Valley – Port Alberni, BC

FARM JOB: METCHOSIN, BC – Parry Bay Sheep Farm, Long-term Farm Worker

Posted by Kiyomi Ito on November 23, 2022

parry bay sheep farm, metchosin, victoria, vancouver island, farm job

Parry Bay Sheep Farm in Metchosin, BC (near Victoria) is seeking a long-term farm worker. ABOUT PARRY BAY SHEEP FARM We produce lambs, hay, some grain and meat birds. We operate on multiple properties of leased land in the Victoria area. We operate a slaughterhouse for lambs, do a meat box, go to a farmers market and have a farm store. We wholesale to butcher shops and restaurants. We partner in a lot of these operations with a farm that grows pigs. We are not an organic farm, but try to improve the land we use. We have access to … Continue reading FARM JOB: METCHOSIN, BC – Parry Bay Sheep Farm, Long-term Farm Worker