Farm Apprenticeships

Check out our programs, tools and resources below to start learning and training on farms:

Young Agrarians Prairies Apprenticeship Program:

2022 YOUNG AGRARIANS APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM – Looking for hands-on farm experience? Young Agrarians and our network of exceptional mentor farmers in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are offering advanced, full-immersions, hands-on paid apprenticeships in regenerative agriculture. We carefully screen host farms, and prospective apprentices complete an application process to apply.  

Other Opportunities:

OTHER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES  – Check out other paid internships positions below. These opportunities are not a part of our structured Apprenticeship Program. Please note that we do not have the capacity to screen host farms. Don’t see your dream opportunity listed here? Visit the Young Agrarians UMAP for more ways to find farm internships or farm jobs.

POST A PAID INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY – Got a great paid internships opportunity on your farm? Submit the opportunity to us, and we’ll post it on our blog and social media channels to help spread the word.

Looking to submit a job instead of an internship? Click here.

For new and young farmers looking for opportunities: Please screen your potential farm host to ensure that you are entering into a fair exchange that meets your needs and expectations. Try asking the farm for references of past volunteers or apprentices, or ask people in the community if you are unsure. Check out these great resources for internships and apprentices on the SOIL website.

Happy farming!


Volunteer, Internship and Apprenticeship Opportunities

A Day In The Life of an Apprentice: Bronwyn Green – Gripfast Farms

Posted by Michelle Lam on November 25, 2021

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Animals, food, and community — these are three aspects that Bronwyn Green imagines as part of a successful closed-loop circle. Bronwyn Green was a Young Agrarians (YA) Apprentice who spent the season at Gripfast Farms near Binscarth, MB. The farm primarily focuses on regenerative agriculture methods to raise grass-fed beef and is owned by Doug Turnbull and Carol Lanz-Turnbull. We chatted with Bronwyn to learn more about her experience as an Apprentice. Bronywn has always had a passion for local food. She owns a food business called “G Spot Winnipeg” which uses produce sourced from nearby farms to make spreads … Continue reading A Day In The Life of an Apprentice: Bronwyn Green – Gripfast Farms

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: MANITOU, MB – FASPA FARM

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on November 25, 2021

Faspa Farm is a great place to learn about grain farming with an ecological mind-set. Karen is passionate about the health of the environment and farming. She welcomes an apprentice to come get nerdy about soil and the love of the land. Surrounded by beautiful prairie and valley ravines, Faspa Farm is a great place to spend your 2022 growing season! ABOUT FASPA FARM Faspa Farm is located near Manitou, Manitoba – Treaty 1 Territory Karen Klassen’s family has been on the land where they farm since the 1930s. She farms with her Dad, George. Crops they grow include: wheat, … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: MANITOU, MB – FASPA FARM

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: Cartwright, MB – Fresh Roots Farm

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on November 22, 2021

Are you an aspiring farmer who wants to gain experience growing amazing food for an amazing community? Fresh Roots Farm is excited to offer a meaningful apprenticeship to help you on your farming journey. About the Farm Fresh Roots Farm is located on Treaty 1 territory near Cartwright, MB.  Michelle Schram and Troy Stozek have been farming since 2011, on a quarter section inherited from Michelle’s grandparents. They decided to try and make a living from the land, laying down “fresh roots” along with optimism for a modern yet traditional style of food production. They rent another quarter section from Michelle’s … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: Cartwright, MB – Fresh Roots Farm

A Day In The Life of an Apprentice: Madison Anderson – South Glanton Farms

Posted by Michelle Lam on November 16, 2021

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At the age of 25, Madison Anderson decided that she wanted a change in her career. She’d previously worked with people with disabilities for six years when she decided to take the Agribusiness program through Assiniboine Community College (ACC). The program focused a lot on agronomy — the study of crop production — but Madison wanted something different. She wanted to learn about regenerative agriculture in a hands-on setting. “I like how positive [regenerative farming] is about the world and the soils that we have,” explained Madison.  Through ACC, she came across the Young Agrarians Farm Apprenticeship program — a … Continue reading A Day In The Life of an Apprentice: Madison Anderson – South Glanton Farms

A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: Chelsea Klinke – Dirt Boys Urban Farm

Posted by Michelle Lam on October 08, 2021

“I don’t grow plants, I help plants grow” — Michael Gavin of Dirt Boys Urban Farm, as quoted by Chelsea Klinke, Young Agrarians (YA) Apprentice.  Chelsea Klinke moved to Calgary from the United States in 2019 to start her master’s program in Anthropology, quickly bypassing that into the Ph.D. program. She describes her focus in “ecofeminism and the gendered implications of different subsistence strategies, primarily large scale agriculture”. This includes the “divisions of labour and power, inequalities and decision making within and among households, and at different levels and value chains along the way, from… farm to fork,” says Chelsea. … Continue reading A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: Chelsea Klinke – Dirt Boys Urban Farm

A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: Daniel Fayad – Peregrine Farm

Posted by Michelle Lam on October 08, 2021

Peregrine Farm is a regenerative farm located in Wishart, SK within Treaty 4 Territory. The property is off-grid and houses 4,000 chickens, 50 laying hens, a few beehives, and 13 pigs. Daniel Fayad is a Red Seal electrician and farmer-in-the-making who is a Young Agrarians (YA) Apprentice at Peregrine Farm. Daniel had heard about Jeff Kinash after spending some time gardening at Jeff’s father-in-law’s property in Wishart. “He’s like, ‘oh you guys seem like…you’re kind of the same person. You’re very similar in how you act and how you think and stuff like that,” quotes Daniel, reflecting on a conversation … Continue reading A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: Daniel Fayad – Peregrine Farm

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A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: Leia Zulyniak – Lazy T and Lady’s Hat Farms

Posted by Michelle Lam on September 28, 2021

Leia Zulyniak is a Chicken Boss by day and a florist-in-training by night. She’s in a unique position as Young Agrarians Farm Apprentice, where she spends half her day with mentors Jenna and Brett at Lazy T Farm, and the latter half with Nikki at Lady’s Hat Farm. The two closely-knit farms work collaboratively on a community, food-centred initiative called the Prairie Farm Project. Lazy T Farm is a holistically managed farm with a main focus on grass-fed beef, pastured poultry and free-range eggs. Lady’s Hat Farm, just 15-minutes down the road, centres around florals and grass-fed, grass-finished lambs. The … Continue reading A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: Leia Zulyniak – Lazy T and Lady’s Hat Farms

Call for Mentors: Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program

Posted by Dana Penrice on September 22, 2021

We are seeking 2022 Host Mentor Farms for the YA Apprenticeship Program in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba to grow the next generation of regenerative agriculture practitioners. Are you a rancher or farmer who is a dedicated steward of the land? Are you a skilled and enthusiastic teachers who has a passion for mentoring young and aspiring farmers? Do you have a farm philosophy that recognizes the connectedness of the land and people? Well if the boot fits, then you would likely make a good mentor in our program! What it’s like to be a Host Farm Mentor About the YA … Continue reading Call for Mentors: Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program

A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: Annalise Beaulieu – Steel Pony Farm

Posted by Michelle Lam on September 06, 2021

Steel Pony Farm is a vegetable farm in Red Deer, AB that lives up to it’s values of growing fresh, chemical-free food for the local community in a sustainable manner. It’s led by Mike Kozlowski who is praised by his peers for prioritizing mindfulness and mutual understanding amongst the farm team. There are currently two Young Agrarians (YA) Farm Apprentices at Steel Pony Farm, one of which is Annalise Beaulieu, who proudly shares her passion for increasing food security.  Apprentices Landon (left) and Annalise (right) at Steel Pony Farm. Annalise previously worked in healthcare, helping out in dental offices, but … Continue reading A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: Annalise Beaulieu – Steel Pony Farm

AUG 7, 2021: CALGARY, AB – Farm Tour at Dirt Boys Urban Farm

Posted by Michelle Lam on July 31, 2021

You’re invited to a Farm Tour at Dirt Boys Urban Farm in Calgary, Alberta. Welcome to all who are interested in a tour of the urban farm plot and seacan cooler and discussions about regenerative farming and urban agriculture. Dirt Boys Urban farming has been running for about 6 years, though this is the second year that Michael has been running the farm. It was originally started by Dennis Scaland who also was a founding member of YYCGrowers farming co-op. The goal of Dirtboys is to grow produce for the Calgary community, which is mainly sold through a Community Supported … Continue reading AUG 7, 2021: CALGARY, AB – Farm Tour at Dirt Boys Urban Farm