Tag Archives: Young Farmers

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Wild Bee Florals

Posted by Melanie Buffel on March 24, 2022

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 2022 Mentee Cohort have been working and planning with the support of their Mentors and we are  thrilled to profile them and wish them lots of success for the year ahead! Watch out for applications to open again in fall of 2022! My name is Thanushi Eagalle and my … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Wild Bee Florals

How to Support New Farmers in Alberta

Posted by Michelle Lam on March 16, 2022 2 Comments

Do you want to continue the conversation? We’re looking for people to advise us on the next steps to support new farmers in Alberta. Reach out to Alex at alex@youngagrarians.org.

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Thimble Mountain Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on March 16, 2022

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. We are thrilled to introduce you to the farmers in our  2022 Mentee Cohort and hear about their farms and their plans for the season ahead.  For more information about the BMN please see our YA Business Page. Applications open in fall 2022! Hello everyone, my name is Skye Fletcher … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Thimble Mountain Farm

2022 KOOTENAY / COLUMBIA BASIN LAND OPPORTUNITIES

Posted by Hailey Troock on March 08, 2022

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. Spring is here and if you’re still thinking about land for this year or for next season, check out these land opportunities from across the Kootenays / Columbia Basin! More will continue to be added to this post so check back once in awhile for new opportunities across the region. These opportunities are registered with the BC Land Matching Program so I’m teaming up with these landholders to find enterprising farmers looking … Continue reading 2022 KOOTENAY / COLUMBIA BASIN LAND OPPORTUNITIES

FARM JOBS: RICHMOND, BC – The Sharing Farm, Multiple Positions

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 07, 2022

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The Sharing Farm in Richmond, BC is seeking a Marketing & Volunteer Coordinator, Field Assistants, and a Farm Assistant! ABOUT The Sharing Farm The Sharing Farm is a not-for-profit organization that grows vegetables on city park land for the Richmond Food Bank and other community agencies. We also sell our produce via a CSA (community supported agriculture), farmers markets and on our online store. The Sharing Farm is a unique community farm combining the practice of sustainable farming set within a framework of food justice and food security in the region. The Sharing Farm is located on the south bank of the Fraser River, … Continue reading FARM JOBS: RICHMOND, BC – The Sharing Farm, Multiple Positions

Reflections from the YA Apprenticeship Program – Josephine Junas-Grant

Posted by Kolby Peterson on March 01, 2022

Josephine Junas-Grant apprenticed at The Homestead in Goodfare, Alberta. One year turned into two, and Jo started her own floral enterprise. She shares her experience through an original song, accompanied by Pebbles the dog and melodic background munching by goats. Josephine is now living and farming with Maryann Borch at Good Note Community Farm, near Leduc, Alberta. Lyrics are below. I arrived in early spring time When the ground was bare Worked each inch of soil Planting seeds with care … Rained through the month of June Drenched us to the bone Trudging through the morning chores While kicking at … Continue reading Reflections from the YA Apprenticeship Program – Josephine Junas-Grant

FARM JOBS: DELTA, BC – KPU Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School, Farmers Market Lead & Field Staff

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 24, 2022

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The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at Kwantlen Polytechnic University is currently seeking applicants for the positions of Farmers Market Lead and Field Assistant and Field Staff at KPU Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School. Farmers Market Lead and Field Assistant We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Farmers Market Lead and Field Assistant at the KPU Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School for the 2022 growing season. This position will lead the sale of farm products at 1 weekly farmers markets as well as assist with our CSA program. This position will also assist in seasonal … Continue reading FARM JOBS: DELTA, BC – KPU Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School, Farmers Market Lead & Field Staff

[FILLED] FARM JOBS: PEMBERTON, BC – Ice Cap Organics, Field Crew

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 16, 2022

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This position has been filled. View more farm jobs and apprenticeships on our Job Board. Ice Cap Organics in Pemberton, BC is hiring Field Crew for the 2022 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.  … Continue reading [FILLED] FARM JOBS: PEMBERTON, BC – Ice Cap Organics, Field Crew

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: Blue Ridge, AB – Blue Ridge Farms

Posted by Kolby Peterson on February 08, 2022

Are you an aspiring farmer hoping to be immersed in a farm that’s ‘got it all’? Are you hoping to learn about multiple kinds of livestock, spend time in the garden, help with the farm store, and work with farmers who are also raising some free-range kiddos? Join Jillian and Brett in their adventures on Blue Ridge Farms. About the Farm Brett and Jillian started farming in the spring of 2011. They have slowly taken down the old corrals and built new ones, and filled them with cattle over the years. They are now a 400 head cow-calf ranch and … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: Blue Ridge, AB – Blue Ridge Farms

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: BALMORAL, MB – FOSTERING CHANGE FARM

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on February 08, 2022 1 Comment

Farming opportunity to get your hands dirty in 2022 farming with the folks at Fostering Change Farm! Spend time working with cows, pigs, chickens, and goats and enjoy your summer in a fun farm adventure between the big beautiful lakes in the middle of Manitoba. ABOUT FOSTERING CHANGE FARM Fostering Change Farm is located near Balmoral, Manitoba – Treaty 1 Territory Fostering Change Farm is a small farm in the Interlake area of Manitoba comprised of 80 acres of land of which 40 acres are forest, 30 acres are meadow and 10 acres are marsh (primarily a reclaimed gravel pit). … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: BALMORAL, MB – FOSTERING CHANGE FARM