Tag Archives: Young Farmers

Alberta Land Linking Workshop Series 2021

Posted by Melisa Zapisocky on October 26, 2021

Are you a landholder looking for farmers? Are you a new farmer looking for land? Once aspiring farmers have gained experience, land access becomes a major barrier. With increasing land prices, ownership is often not an option. At the same, many landholders don’t have family members who want to take on the farm.  There is a growing opportunity for new farmers, land managers and food growers, who come from a wide variety of backgrounds, to explore creative land sharing arrangements with those offering land. This online workshop series will bring together landholders and new farmers to explore the land-linking process. … Continue reading Alberta Land Linking Workshop Series 2021

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Flora and Fungi Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on October 25, 2021

Young Agrarians is celebrating the eighth 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 develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. The 2021 Mentee Cohort are wrapping up their growing season and reflecting back on the lessons of the year.  We are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts as we recruit a new cohort of farmers for our BMN 2022 program. For more information and to apply please see … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Flora and Fungi Farm

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

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

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

SEPT 27, 2021: BLEWETT, BC – Farm Tour at Bent Plow Farm

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 02, 2021 1 Comment

You’re invited to a Farm Tour at Bent Plow Farm in Blewett, BC (10 minutes from Nelson) presented by Young Agrarians, Kootenay & Boundary Farm Advisors and Bent Plow Farm! This is the fifth event of the Young Agrarians 2021 Farm Club event series. What is a Farm Club? 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. Join owners and operators Emma and Scott as we tour their farm and talk about the ins … Continue reading SEPT 27, 2021: BLEWETT, BC – Farm Tour at Bent Plow Farm

EVENT RECAP: Specialty Cut Flower Farm Tour at Stone Meadow Gardens

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 01, 2021 2 Comments

Thank you to our hosts and the thirty people from around the Central Kootenay who joined us for a lovely late summer evening farm tour at Stone Meadow Gardens in Tarrys, BC (between Nelson and Castlegar) on August 28th, 2021! Farmers and friends gathered to enjoy the fresh air and sunset on the most colourful speciality cut flower farm around. Thanks to owners and operators Sarah and Carl for hosting the third event of the Young Agrarians 2021 Farm Club event series. We had the opportunity to walk through the entire specialty cut flower farm and hear from both passionate … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Specialty Cut Flower Farm Tour at Stone Meadow Gardens

SEPT 25, 2021: SPILLIMACHEEN, BC – Land Social at Flyway Farm & Forest

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 01, 2021 2 Comments

You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Flyway Farm & Forest in Spillimacheen, B.C., in the heart of the picturesque Columbia Valley! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about – or just want to check out what your local farmers are up to – join us for the event.  Flyway Farm & Forest has a land opportunity listed with the B.C. Land Matching Program for an experienced farmer/farmers interested in permaculture practices, farm-to-table experiences, added value products, mixed production including small livestock, farm gate sales and CSAs. The owners also own and operate … Continue reading SEPT 25, 2021: SPILLIMACHEEN, BC – Land Social at Flyway Farm & Forest

SEPT 12, 2021: OYAMA, BC – Farm Tour at 4 Elements Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 31, 2021

You’re invited to a farm tour at 4 Elements Farm in Oyama, BC! Sarah and Michael have been farming for 14 years. They started with a 1/2 acre garden, then expanded onto a neighbouring property with an additional 3 acres of leased land. In 2020 they purchased a new property and are currently farming 3 acres of mixed vegetables and developing a small fruit and nut orchard. Don’t miss the chance to ask these experienced organic farmers all your questions! DATE: Sunday, September 12, 2021 • 4-7pm LOCATION: Syilx (Okanagan) Territory. 15530 Sawmill Rd, Lake Country, BC V4V 2E2 REGISTER: … Continue reading SEPT 12, 2021: OYAMA, BC – Farm Tour at 4 Elements Farm

Business Bootcamp Speakers

Posted by Alex on August 29, 2021

The Business Bootcamp for New Farmers features a carefully selected team of exceptional speakers that will help you get your farm business off the ground! Learn from these amazing first-generation farmers and business experts. The next Business Bootcamp starts in early October. Make sure to register soon! Note that all these speakers have contributed content to the Business Bootcamp but some may not be present during the live sessions due to scheduling conflicts.  Shelby Montgomery was born and raised in Mohkinstsis, on Treaty 7 land in the settler-city of Calgary. By day, she works for a food access charity. In … Continue reading Business Bootcamp Speakers