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NFU Series #4: Farmers Can’t Do it Alone. What we need to fight the climate crisis.

Posted by National Farmers Union on February 24, 2021

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This is the fourth and final post in a series of guest posts by the National Farmers Union. They are highlighting the work of young farmers and bringing climate change to the forefront in B.C. agriculture. In inspiring numbers, young farmers are taking to the land to act on climate – but we know that our individual zeal, commitment, and fighting spirit will not be enough to achieve the drastic reduction in on-farm emissions that we so desperately need. “I can make my own individual actions but what we really need is broader national and international policy, and a better … Continue reading NFU Series #4: Farmers Can’t Do it Alone. What we need to fight the climate crisis.

The Future Of Food In Canada: The role of young agricultural producers as environmental stewards

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 23, 2021

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We are thrilled to share The Future of Food in Canada: The Role of Young Agricultural Producers as Environmental Stewards. During the 3% Project, we heard from numerous agricultural producers across the country. They shared the same story repeatedly: they felt forgotten by Ottawa and misunderstood by the metropolitans, villainized as climate destroyers when in reality they take pride in being stewards of the land. The aim of this report is to share the viewpoints of environmentally focused producers and the exciting opportunities that are possible for climate mitigation in agriculture. The Agriculture and Agri-Food Standing Committee had tabled a motion … Continue reading The Future Of Food In Canada: The role of young agricultural producers as environmental stewards

FARM JOBS: 100 MILE HOUSE, BC – Big Rock Ranch, Farm Hands

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 18, 2021 2 Comments

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Big Rock Ranch in 100 Mile House, BC is seeking Farm Hands for the 2021 season! About 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 vegetables on 2 acres, raise heritage chickens for eggs, care for our hive of honey bees, have 3 lovely horses, and 2 wonderful farm dogs.. We sell our produce at the South Cariboo Farmers Market, in a CSA box program and to local restaurants/grocery stores from Spring to Fall every … Continue reading FARM JOBS: 100 MILE HOUSE, BC – Big Rock Ranch, Farm Hands

NFU Series #3: From the Frontlines: Notes from young farmers in the face of the climate crisis

Posted by National Farmers Union on February 17, 2021

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This is the third post in a series of guest posts by the National Farmers Union. They are highlighting the work of young farmers and bringing climate change to the forefront in B.C. agriculture. The climate crisis is the greatest threat facing agriculture today.  As farmers, our livelihood is the land, and that puts us on the frontlines of the climate crisis.  As young farmers in particular, we are grappling with the onset of the climate crisis as a warning sign of what will come to define our lives.  “Dramatic weather changes – we’ve had two flood event years in … Continue reading NFU Series #3: From the Frontlines: Notes from young farmers in the face of the climate crisis

NFU Series #2: To fight the climate crisis we need more young people on the land

Posted by National Farmers Union on February 12, 2021

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This is the second post in a series of guest posts by the National Farmers Union. They are highlighting the work of young farmers and bringing climate change to the forefront in B.C. agriculture. While it is becoming increasingly precarious to pursue farming as a career, it is also becoming increasingly compelling to do so.  For many young people, farming offers a unique and bold path forward in the face of the MANY converging and compounding crises that threaten our future.   As we explored in “Why I Farm: Reflections on my absurd career choice,” there is a new wave of … Continue reading NFU Series #2: To fight the climate crisis we need more young people on the land

FARM JOB: GALIANO ISLAND, BC – Galiano Conservancy Forest Garden, Permaculture Technician

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 11, 2021

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Galiano Conservancy Forest Garden on Galiano Island, BC is seeking a Permaculture Technician for the 2021 season! The Galiano Conservancy Association seeks a highly motivated individual for the position of Permaculture Technician. This position is a 16-week full-time internship that offers engaging work and an opportunity to gain career skills in the beautiful setting of Galiano Island from May – August, 2019. As a Permaculture Technician, you will work with the Agriculture Coordinator to care for and operate the nursery, forest garden and related projects. Candidates with experience in organic gardening, and an understanding of the seasonal needs of a … Continue reading FARM JOB: GALIANO ISLAND, BC – Galiano Conservancy Forest Garden, Permaculture Technician

NFU Series #1: Why I Farm: Reflections on my absurd career choice

Posted by Laura Fash on February 11, 2021

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This is the first post in a series of guest posts from young farmers at the National Farmers Union. They are highlighting the work of young farmers and bringing climate change to the forefront in B.C. agriculture. I never thought I would be a farmer. A lifelong urbanite, my closest encounters with agriculture were my grandpa’s stories about growing up on a dairy farm and blasting by backroad acreage on my dad’s motorcycle. I had zero interest in rural life and couldn’t keep a cactus alive, let alone crops.  Imagine my family’s surprise when my first year out of university … Continue reading NFU Series #1: Why I Farm: Reflections on my absurd career choice

FARM JOB: Pouce Coupe, British Columbia – Wildwood Farm, Farm Team Member

Posted by Kolby Peterson on February 04, 2021

ABOUT THE POSITION Wildwood Farm is looking for a Farm Team Member this season! You will get to be involved in all aspects of operating a mixed farm. We currently raise grass-fed cows, pastured pigs, and free-range chickens for eggs and meat. We milk a couple of dairy cows, and grow annual and perennial gardens for our fruits and vegetables. In trying to keep nutrient and life cycles continuous on our farm, we grow the grain for the pigs and chickens on farm, and grind some of it into flour for ourselves. The hay that our cows and horses require … Continue reading FARM JOB: Pouce Coupe, British Columbia – Wildwood Farm, Farm Team Member

FARM JOB: HALKIRK, AB – LAZY T FARM, CHICKEN BOSS

Posted by Kolby Peterson on February 01, 2021

Lazy T Farm, in Halkirk, Alberta, is seeing a chicken boss for the 2021 season! ABOUT THE POSITION Lazy T Farm raises pastured poultry and is looking for a chicken boss! You would get to be fully involved in our pastured poultry enterprise, learning and helping with our process from chick to freezer for two rounds of birds. This position would start early May and end in September; we can be slightly flexible with dates. We are looking for someone who is interested in regenerative farming and passionate about how the pastured chicken system can improve the land, provide a … Continue reading FARM JOB: HALKIRK, AB – LAZY T FARM, CHICKEN BOSS

FARM JOB: DELTA, BC – KPU Farm Schools, Farmers Market Lead & Field Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 22, 2021

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The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at Kwantlen Polytechnic University is currently seeking applicants for the position of Farmers Market Lead and Field Assistant at KPU Farm Schools – Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School. We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Farmers Market Lead and Field Assistant at the Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School for the 2021 growing season. This position will lead the sale of farm products at farmers markets as well as assist with our CSA program. This position will also assist in seasonal field work including harvesting, weeding, animal husbandry, crop maintenance, … Continue reading FARM JOB: DELTA, BC – KPU Farm Schools, Farmers Market Lead & Field Assistant