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FEB 22 & 23: GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – YA Peace Country Winter Mixer

Posted by Lilli Klamke on January 20, 2020

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The third annual Young Agrarians Farmer Mixer in the Peace Country is coming up! If you are a farmer, passionate food lover, grower, or a farm dreamer, join us! These two days will be filled with networking, skill-sharing, and farm inspiration to help you grow your own farm business and brand your farm story. Meet with other farmers and share your story, your ideas, struggles, and successes. Find mentors and supporters, engage in new opportunities and get to know your farming companions in the Peace Country. When: Saturday, February 22 – Sunday, February 23, 2020 Where:  Camp Tamarack, Grande Prairie. Follow Highway … Continue reading FEB 22 & 23: GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – YA Peace Country Winter Mixer

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Glade Organics

Posted by Melanie Buffel on January 20, 2020

Mira in harvest mode.

Young Agrarians is celebrating the sixth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develops the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. We love to profile our program participants and celebrate their efforts! Glade Organics is owned and operated by Mira Grbich and Ross Petrie in Glade near Nelson, BC. In the Young Agrarians Business Mentorship 2019 program we were supported by Seann Dory from Salt and Harrow Farm. What were your goals for this season and how did you work to … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Glade Organics

EVENT RECAP: CENTRAL ALBERTA WINTER MIXER 2020

Posted by Alex on January 16, 2020 1 Comment

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The Central Alberta Winter Mixer was a fantastic weekend full of inspiring and passionate people! Despite the frigid temperatures, more than 80 people participated over the two days. Some highlights of the Mixer included fun networking activities (the Chicken Mingle was a hit!), an impressive potluck and jam session on Saturday evening, farmer slide shows that featured ten different farms, and farmer yoga on Sunday morning with retired-farmer-turned-yoga-teacher Kathleen Charpentier. Over the two days we also had twelve speakers and workshop hosts share their skills and knowledge. Check out the full session descriptions and some quotes from Mixer participants below. The whole YA community … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: CENTRAL ALBERTA WINTER MIXER 2020

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Bees Please

Posted by Melanie Buffel on January 02, 2020

Kate and her husband at Bees Please Farms.

Young Agrarians is celebrating the sixth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) Program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develops the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. We love to profile our program participants and celebrate their efforts! Bees Please Farms is owned and operated by Kate Fraser. This year with the Young Agrarians mentorship program I teamed with Liam and Deb from Six Legs Good, and Seann Dory from Salt & Harrow. What were your goals for this season and how did you work to achieve … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Bees Please

YA Apprenticeship 2020: Steel Pony Farm – Red Deer, AB

Posted by Kolby Peterson on December 27, 2019

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Photo: 2017 Steel Pony Apprentice, MacKenzie, and 2018 Steel Pony Apprentice, Julie Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on a vegetable farm? Are you wanting to learn about market gardening and lean farm management? Steel Pony Farm is offering a unique apprenticeship, join their team! About the Farm Steel Pony Farm is an 8 acre market garden which grows a diversity of vegetables for a CSA program and for wholesale. Mike Kozlowski grows his veggies with an emphasis on soil health and high nutrient density. Specifically, he is on a path right now transitioning toward no-till production and is also … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2020: Steel Pony Farm – Red Deer, AB

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Peninsula Kiwis Update

Posted by Melanie Buffel on December 18, 2019

Delicious kiwi crop!

Young Agrarians is celebrating the sixth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) Program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develops the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. We love to profile our program participants and celebrate their efforts! My name is Stuart Basset and I operate Peninsula Kiwi in the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island. My Mentor is Chris Bodnar from Glorious Organics. What were your goals for this season and how did you work to achieve those? My goals were to improve production and … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Peninsula Kiwis Update

LAND AVAILABLE: Cutoff Valley Acreage – Clinton Pavilion Road, BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on November 13, 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 little piece of paradise is down the scenic Pavilion Clinton road, just 10 kms west of Clinton, BC. The property is 87 acres with 3-4 acres cleared so far with potential for cultivation (de-stumping and cultivating a market garden are in progress). The location is remote enough to enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside, but close enough to major centers to access ready markets and … Continue reading LAND AVAILABLE: Cutoff Valley Acreage – Clinton Pavilion Road, BC

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Rad-ish Farms

Posted by Melanie Buffel on November 12, 2019

Katie Ralphs with her Mentor DeLisa Lewis.

Young Agrarians is celebrating the sixth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) Program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develops the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. We love to profile our program participants and celebrate their efforts! Applications now open for the 2019/2020 season. APPLY NOW! Deadline extended to Monday, November 18th, 2019 – Program Application here! What is your name, where do you farm, and who are your mentors? My name is Katie Ralphs from Rad-ish Farm in  Duncan, BC (unceded Cowichan Territory). I am supported by … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Rad-ish Farms

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Elderberry Grove

Posted by Melanie Buffel on November 04, 2019

Louise and Jed, Elderberry Grove 2019

Young Agrarians is celebrating the sixth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) Program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develops the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. We love to profile our program participants and celebrate their efforts! Applications now open for the 2019/2020 season. APPLY NOW! Deadline extended to Monday, November 18th, 2019 – Program Application here! What is your name, where do you farm, and who are your mentors? Our names are Louise Lecouffe and Jed Wiebe and we operate Elderberry Grove. We farm in the Shuswap … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Elderberry Grove

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Blackwater Creek Orchard

Posted by Melanie Buffel on October 29, 2019

Blackwater Creek Orchard Farm Stand

Young Agrarians is going into the sixth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) Program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develops the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. We love to profile our program participants and celebrate their efforts! Applications now open for the 2019/2020 season. APPLY NOW! Deadline extended to Monday, November 18th, 2019 – Program Application here! What is your name, where do you farm, and who are your mentors? Our names are Riley Peterson and Olivia Kester and we operate Blackwater Creek Orchard in Devine, … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Blackwater Creek Orchard