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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

Employees wanted: Hiring that special 1.3% of the population

Posted by Andrew Adams on January 26, 2023

It’s the deep of winter and many of us farmers are finalizing crop plans. We’re also looking at our labour needs on our farm for the season, so I thought I would share thoughts and tips for addressing your labour needs on your farm.  We’ve yet to enter the age of the Jetsons, though we are getting closer every day. Until the day comes when automation and robots do most physical labour, the human power component of a farm is integral to its success.  I’d rather see the human component in agriculture continue and only become better in terms of … Continue reading Employees wanted: Hiring that special 1.3% of the population

Farm Start Up with Cheyenne Sundance

Posted by Alex on January 26, 2023 4 Comments

Do you dream of starting a farm but feel stuck on how to begin? Join for an in-depth conversation with Cheyenne Sundance about her farm start up journey! We’re excited to have Cheyenne Sundance host an online workshop about her farm start-up journey during Black History month! Cheyenne is a first-generation, black farmer and the inaugural president of the National Farmers Union Black, Indigenous and People of Colour caucus. She has grown Sundance Harvest to a three location, three acre farm in south-western Ontario. Hear about her mistakes, her regrets, her simple blueprints and join for a lengthy question and answer period. You will walk away … Continue reading Farm Start Up with Cheyenne Sundance

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

Aiming for the stars within: Setting goals and benchmarks on the farm

Posted by Andrew Adams on January 18, 2023

Creating a trajectory for achieving a personal/farm business goal feels like what I imagine Mario feels like when he attains a “star” in the OG Mario Brothers game for Nintendo. You are bright, flashing with energy and moving quickly while avoiding obstacles and tactically knocking over Koopa troopas and Goombas (risk) in pursuit of your raised flag pole. It’s exhilarating. As we begin a new turn around the sun, many folks have set their new year resolutions – and if you are a farmer, you have likely analyzed last year’s data and begun crop planning for the upcoming season. Creating … Continue reading Aiming for the stars within: Setting goals and benchmarks on the farm

FARM JOBS: PEMBERTON, B.C. – Ice Cap Organics, Field Crew

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on January 12, 2023

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Ice Cap Organics in Pemberton, BC is hiring a Field Crew for the 2023 season! About Ice Cap Organics We grow over 50 vegetable varieties in the field and in a few greenhouses, and have added strawberries and fresh cut flowers on 5 acres. We use a rainflo implement attached to our John Deere 5055E for making raised beds with landscape fabric for transplants and for direct seeded crops we cultivate with an Allis Chalmers belly mounted cultivator and hand tools.  We sell our vegetables at the West End Vancouver Market on Saturdays and through a local Harvest Box Program throughout … Continue reading FARM JOBS: PEMBERTON, B.C. – Ice Cap Organics, Field Crew

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: Carseland, AB – Carrots by Cam

Posted by Kolby Peterson on December 22, 2022

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on an organic vegetable farm known for the unmatched flavour of its veggies? Are you wanting to learn about growing a variety of root veggies using organic soil stewardship? Cam has been on the land for over 50 years, and is looking forward to working with someone who wants to learn how to feed others and preserve healthy farmland. About the Farm Carrots by Cam grows a diversity of root vegetables (though the main focus is on carrots) for retail, delivery services, and restaurants in partnership with Poplar Bluff Organics. Cam … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2023: Carseland, AB – Carrots by Cam

Looking for Land: Farmer seeking land for garlic production

Posted by Andrew Adams on December 20, 2022

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We have more land seekers and opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with the a Land Matcher to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region.  ABOUT THE FARMER Cheryl is looking for land where she wants to produce high quality garlic for eating and for seed. Cheryl is a very experienced business person with lots property management experience and financial backing to help in this project. Cheryl is currently in Terrace where she is an avid gardener. Cheryl would like to expand/develop her garlic operation and is seeking  1 acre of well … Continue reading Looking for Land: Farmer seeking land for garlic production