Tag Archives: Young Agrarians

Opportunity: Funding Program for Agricultural Internships

Posted by Kolby Peterson on June 24, 2019

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Are you a farmer looking to hire and mentor a young, new, or aspiring farmer? The Youth Employment and Skills Program is providing funding for the creation of agricultural internships to youth and youth facing barriers. This is a program of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and employers across the agriculture sector may apply for funding to hire Canadians, age 15 to 30. Approved projects will be eligible to receive 50% of total eligible costs, up to a maximum of $14,000 in matching funds. For those hiring youth facing barriers, 80 percent of total eligible costs up to $14, 000 may … Continue reading Opportunity: Funding Program for Agricultural Internships

FARM JOB: SODA CREEK, BC – Puddle Produce Farm, Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 24, 2019

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Puddle Produce Farm in Soda Creek, BC (near Williams Lake) is seeking a Farm Hand! Puddle Produce Farm Puddle Produce Farm is a 1.5 acre transitioning certified organic vegetable farm based in Soda Creek. Operations are from late March to mid-October every year. Products are sold at local farmers markets, through a weekly box program (CSA), and retail. We are looking for a fast, fun, and eager student to help us get the veggies out there! There are also comfortable on-farm accommodations for the successful candidate. Qualifications no education required, but must have a genuine interest in gardening or farming candidates … Continue reading FARM JOB: SODA CREEK, BC – Puddle Produce Farm, Farm Hand

FARM JOB: 100 MILE HOUSE, BC – Big Rock Ranch, Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 24, 2019

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Big Rock Ranch in 100 Mile House, BC is seeking a Farm Hand! Big Rock Ranch Big Rock Ranch is a 148-acre farm, a short 15 minute drive from the historic town of 100 Mile House, in Buffalo Creek BC. Here we grow many varieties of fruits and vegetables on 1 acre, raise heritage chickens for eggs and meat on pasture, care for our 2 hives of honey bees, have 3 lovely horses, 2 awesome farm dogs and a fierce little kitty. We sell our produce, eggs and meat at the South Cariboo Farmers Market, the Clearwater Farmers Market, and to … Continue reading FARM JOB: 100 MILE HOUSE, BC – Big Rock Ranch, Farm Hand

FARM JOB: LOWER MAINLAND, BC – Snowy Mountain Organics, Farmers’ Market Helpers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 20, 2019

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Snowy Mountain Organics is seeking Lower Mainland-based Farmers Market Helpers for the 2019 summer season! About Snowy Mountain Organics Snowy Mountain Organics is a 25 acre farm, in which 12 acres are planted with an assortment of fruit trees. In order of ripening we have Cherries, Apricots, Peaches, Plums, Apples (including quince) and Pears. We have been growing organically for 35 years, and have focused on creating a diverse collection of new and heritage (delicious) varieties. We simply enjoy being in sunshine, and playing with the earth, in a respectful and sustainable way. We sell our produce at farmers markets … Continue reading FARM JOB: LOWER MAINLAND, BC – Snowy Mountain Organics, Farmers’ Market Helpers

FARM JOB: PICTON, ON – Edwin County Farm, Field Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 18, 2019

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Edwin County Farm in Picton, ON is seeking a Field Manager! Edwin County Farm The Royal Gardens at Edwin County Farms is a 3+ acre intensive vegetable operation on the shores of the Bay of Quinte in Prince Edward County Ontario, one of the most exciting areas in Canada for food, wine and tourism. Edwin County Farms is a 700 acre farm which produces organic beef, grain and maple syrup. The Royal Gardens is in its second season producing high quality produce for the restaurant trade in nearby Toronto. We have expanded substantially since last year, having added a large greenhouse and several … Continue reading FARM JOB: PICTON, ON – Edwin County Farm, Field Manager

FARM JOB: PITT MEADOWS, BC – Golden Eagle Farm Group, Farm Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 13, 2019

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The Golden Eagle Farm Group in Pitt Meadows, BC is seeking a permanent, full-time Farm Manager! Golden Eagle Farm Group Located in Pitt Meadows, Golden Eagle is one of the largest Blueberry and Cranberry growers in North America. Our products reach domestic and international markets, while maintaining the highest standards in our industry. REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor’s Degree in an agricultural field of study, such as agronomy or equivalent experience. 7 – 10 years in farm management experience with a hands-on approach Experience in analyzing and planning crop types and harvests Experience in blueberry and cranberry farms a plus Demonstrated … Continue reading FARM JOB: PITT MEADOWS, BC – Golden Eagle Farm Group, Farm Manager

YA Alberta Apprenticeship Orientation Weekend

Posted by Kolby Peterson on June 11, 2019

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“Young farmer, learn as much as you can about farming and life. Listen to your elders, for they are wise… Whatever you learn, share that knowledge with others; whatever you grow, share with those who have less. Be prepared to meet the challenges ahead, but know that you are not alone.” – Karen Washington, activist and farmer, Rise & Root Farm Young Agrarians has launched its 2019 Alberta Apprenticeship Program, and we couldn’t be more excited to introduce this year’s crew. How they all ended up on Alberta farms would require a long night of storytelling around a campfire, but … Continue reading YA Alberta Apprenticeship Orientation Weekend

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3/4 acre Farm Site Available, Vernon, B.C.

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on June 06, 2019

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ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY: Okanagan College – Vernon Campus has created a two-acre Demonstration Garden that promotes sustainable practices in an effort to preserve, stimulate and promote agricultural and ecological ventures in the Okanagan Valley. The initiative has been focused on providing a space for education, learning, and community programming regarding local food and agriculture. At this time, the site includes Patchworks Farms (a community garden/farm for vulnerable citizens), a demonstration xeriscape garden, an Indigenous garden and a food forest. These activities use approximately 1.25 acres leaving .75 acre for new sustainable farming activities. The College is interested in licensing the … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3/4 acre Farm Site Available, Vernon, B.C.

JUNE 29, 2019: ACME, AB – Farm tour & potluck social at Dancing Goats Farm

Posted by Alex on May 31, 2019

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Do goats make you giddy? Does cheese make you celebrate? Then you won’t want to miss this tour! Craig and Paul of Dancing Goats Farm will show off their artisanal creamery and talk about how you go from grass to goats to milk to cheese. Come meet the farmers behind some of Alberta’s finest cheeses and enjoy our local food culture (both human and bacterial)! The tour will be followed by a social potluck and cheese tasting. Date: Saturday, June 29th, 2019 Location: Dancing Goats Farm (~1h NE of Calgary, near Acme AB). Directions will be sent out to registrants … Continue reading JUNE 29, 2019: ACME, AB – Farm tour & potluck social at Dancing Goats Farm

FARM JOB: SURREY, BC – Zaklan Heritage Farm, Field Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 28, 2019

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Zaklan Heritage Farm in Surrey, BC is seeking a dedicated field hand for the 2019 season!  ABOUT ZAKLAN HERITAGE FARM Zaklan Heritage farm is a small (1.5 acre) mixed vegetable farm situated in the heart of Canada’s fastest growing city – Surrey, BC. The farm is run by Gemma and Doug, we started the operation in 2013. We produce a wide range of vegetables using sustainable practices and ecologically friendly growing methods. We rely on small machinery and hand tools to do the majority of our work. We sell primarily to high end restaurants in Vancouver and run a 50 member CSA program … Continue reading FARM JOB: SURREY, BC – Zaklan Heritage Farm, Field Hand