Young Agrarians posts opportunities for new and young farmers to learn how to farm through hands-on internships and apprenticeships on farms.
Check out our programs, tools and resources below and come back often for updates:
2020 ALBERTA APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM – Young Agrarians, Organic Alberta and our network of exceptional mentor farmers are offering advanced, full-immersions, hands-on apprenticeships in regenerative agriculture. We carefully screen host farms, and prospective apprenticeship complete an application process to apply.
FIND AN APPRENTICESHIP – Looking for hands-on farm education? Check out our listings of apprenticeships below. 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 apprenticeships.
POST AN APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITY – Got a great apprenticeship 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.
APPRENTICESHIP RESOURCES FOR FARMS AND NOVICE FARMERS –
For new and young farmers looking for opportunities: Please screen your potential apprentice 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 apprentices, or ask people in the community if you are unsure. Check out these great resources for apprentices on the SOIL website.
For farms offering apprenticeships: By posting at Young Agrarians, the expectation is that you are offering a fair and equitable opportunity, that complies with labour regulations in your province or territory (e.g. see BC regulations here). All provinces have different rules on apprenticeship vs. employment regulations. Please check out these best practices from SOIL on labour laws, education, interview questions, contracts, and more.
Looking to submit a job instead of an apprenticeship? Click here.