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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

Orientation Weekend

“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: 15 Acres for lease, Spruce Grove AB

Posted by Alex on June 04, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND This beautiful 15 acre property is located just outside of Spruce Grove, AB (15 minute drive from Edmonton). The land owner is looking to lease the land to one or more farmers who are interested in veggies, small animals, and/or perennial crops. Lease terms are currently open for discussion. The land mostly consists of pasture with some trees along the property perimeter and rented for horse grazing but has good potential for growing vegetables and perennial crops. Approximately half of the property is flat with areas that are prone to spring flooding, while the other half has … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 15 Acres for lease, Spruce Grove AB

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

Zaklan Heritage Farm Job

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

~ FILLED ~ FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Ice Cap Organics, Field Crew

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 23, 2019

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This position has been filled. The successful applicant found the job through Youngagrarians.org Ice Cap Organics in Pemberton, BC is hiring for a Field Crew Position for the 2019 season!  About Ice Cap Organics We grow over 50 vegetable varieties in the field and in a few greenhouses, and have added strawberries, fresh cut flowers and 100 laying hens to the operation 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 … Continue reading ~ FILLED ~ FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Ice Cap Organics, Field Crew

JUNE 8, 2019: MORINVILLE, AB – Haskap Alberta Association 2nd Annual Grower Day

Posted by Alex on May 08, 2019 1 Comment

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Join the Haskap Alberta Association for their 2nd Annual Grower Day! Learn about how to manage and monitor the health of a haskap orchard and how to work with other producers to market these amazing berries. This jam packed day will be the perfect opportunity to learn about how to grow haskaps in Alberta and to connect with other producers. Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019 Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm Location: Sturgeon County (10 min N of St. Albert and 2 min S of Morinville) Agenda 9:00 – 9:30   Coffee, refreshments and networking 9:30 – 10:00  Craig Toth 10:00 – 12:00  … Continue reading JUNE 8, 2019: MORINVILLE, AB – Haskap Alberta Association 2nd Annual Grower Day

Cost of Land Just Keeps Going Up: FCC Farmland Values Report

Posted by Darcy Smith on May 07, 2019

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Well, the numbers are in – and farmland gets more expensive every year! Farm Credit Canada (FCC) just released the 2018 Farmland Values Report, highlighting the high cost of land in B.C. The average value of Canadian farmland increased 6.6% in 2018, and our fair province is just above the national average at 6.7% – compare that to a 2.7% increase in B.C. in 2017. For new farmers trying to break into the sector, steep land prices effectively shut them out of the farmland real estate market. This means that alternative land access models such as leasing are more important than ever in helping … Continue reading Cost of Land Just Keeps Going Up: FCC Farmland Values Report

B.C. Land Matching Program Brings Opportunities for New Farmers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 26, 2019

B.C. Land Matching Program Press Release

Our Okanagan Land Matcher Tessa had an exciting day as Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham visited Alpine Roots Farm, matched to a property in Kelowna through the B.C. Land Matching Program. Minister Popham was there to celebrate what we’ve been up to over the past year, and to announce another year of funding for the program! A huge thank you to the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture for helping us support new entrants and farmland owners across B.C., as well as to our other amazing funders, Columbia Basin Trust, Cowichan Valley Regional District, Metro Vancouver, Vancity, and Regional District of North Okanagan. Castanet came out with a … Continue reading B.C. Land Matching Program Brings Opportunities for New Farmers

Collaborate! First ever Williams Lake Winter Mixer Wrap up and Resources

Posted by Robin Hunt on April 10, 2019

What an inspiring first ever 2-day Young Agrarians William’s Lake Winter Mixer! Thanks to everyone who came, to our speakers and to our sponsors. The Williams Lake Winter Mixer brought together  91 people from across our region February 9-10th to learn, share stories and knowledge, and to make new connections.  It was a fantastic, diverse group with lots of familiar faces and a whole bunch of new ones, from people just starting out to farmers and ranchers who’ve been working the fields for many years. We welcomed every new face into our YA community and are thrilled about the growing network that is just starting out in the north. There … Continue reading Collaborate! First ever Williams Lake Winter Mixer Wrap up and Resources