Farm Apprenticeships

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

2021 YOUNG AGRARIANS APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM – Young Agrarians and our network of exceptional mentor farmers in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba 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.

Happy farming!


Apprenticeship Opportunities

APPRENTICESHIP: LYTTON, BC – Stein Mountain Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 19, 2021

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Stein Mountain Farm in Lytton, BC is seeking an apprentice for the 2021 season!  About Stein Mountain Farm We are located in the Fraser Canyon in a beautiful , natural, off grid setting. We have been farming organically since 1985. We are a family farm working together to grow quality produce for the Vancouver markets. We grow many varieties of heirloom tomatoes, peppers, garlic, onions, eggplants, cucumbers, carrots, beets, squash, basil, melons. We have 60 varieties of heirloom apples. We grow cherries, plums, pears, apricots. We use a tractor and tiller for cultivation and bed making, and rely on hand weeding, … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: LYTTON, BC – Stein Mountain Farm

FARM APPRENTICESHIPS: Salt Spring Island, BC – Heavenly Roots Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 04, 2021

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Heavenly Roots Farm on Salt Spring Island, BC is seeking apprentices for the 2021 season! About Heavenly Roots Farm Heavenly Roots Farm is a market garden supplying fresh fruits and vegetables to a CSA program, two weekly markets and via wholesale to small retail stores on Salt Spring Island, BC. We are members of the BC EcoSeed Co-operative, a collaborative of farmers and seed growers. Together, we grow and market seeds through an online catalogue to farmers and gardeners in our region. We lease land at two sites: At the Burgoyne Valley Community Farm we grow the majority of our … Continue reading FARM APPRENTICESHIPS: Salt Spring Island, BC – Heavenly Roots Farm

APPRENTICESHIP: PICTON, ON – Edwin County Farms

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 14, 2020

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Edwin County Farms in Picton, ON is seeking an apprentice for the 2021 season! About Edwin County Farms Edwin County Farms is a bio-diverse farm in Prince Edward County, Ontario. Our 700 acre farm includes a 2 acre intensively planted market garden for vegetables and cut flowers. The farm also produces organic beef, grain and maple syrup. We sell to local chefs and restaurants and feed our community through local farmers’ markets and our on-site farmstand. Prince Edward County is nestled into the Eastern end of Lake Ontario, along the shores of the Bay of Quinte. With over 30 wineries … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: PICTON, ON – Edwin County Farms

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Calgary, AB – Dirtboys Urban Farming

Posted by Kolby Peterson on December 02, 2020

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on an urban farm, learning about market gardening and creating opportunities for people to grow their own food? Join Michael Gavin for an apprenticeship at Dirtboys Urban Farming. About the Farm Dirtboys 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 YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Calgary, AB – Dirtboys Urban Farming

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Wildwood, AB – Stonepost Farms

Posted by Kolby Peterson on November 30, 2020

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on a diversified farm, learning about market gardening and raising mixed livestock? Join Becky and John for a farming apprenticeship at Stonepost Farms. About the Farm John and Becky Doherty purchased what is now Stonepost Farms in 2016 and have been busily expanding their farm business since. They raise an impressive assortment of livestock, including chickens, laying hens, pigs, cows, turkeys, and the tiniest of them all – honeybees. They also grow veggies for markets and a CSA program. It’s a happening place! John and Becky are continually seeking ways to … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Wildwood, AB – Stonepost Farms

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Mayerthorpe, AB – Backwoods Buffalo Ranch

Posted by Kolby Peterson on November 30, 2020

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on a diversified farm? Are you wanting to learn about raising pastured livestock, including Plains Bison? Backwoods Buffalo Ranch is offering a unique farming apprenticeship; join their team! About the Farm Backwoods Buffalo Ranch is owned and operated by Chad and Laurie Trigg, a Metis family from rural Mayerthorpe, Alberta. Backwoods is an organically minded ranch and homestead situated on 320 stunning acres of natural Alberta prairie grasses, striking woods, rolling hills and scenic river views. They raise a variety of proteins including: pastured Pure Plains Bison, Pastured Pork, Pastured Chicken … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Mayerthorpe, AB – Backwoods Buffalo Ranch

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YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Cartwright, MB – Fresh Roots Farm

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on November 26, 2020

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 2021: Cartwright, MB – Fresh Roots Farm

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Clearwater, MB – The Dogs Run Farm

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on November 18, 2020

Do you dream of starting your own farm but don’t know where to start. The Dogs Run Farm is excited to offer an exciting apprenticeship to help you learn what it takes to start your farming journey. About the Farm The Dog’s Run Farm is located on Treaty 1 territory near Clearwater, MB.  The Dog’s Run Farm encompasses just under twelve acres on a beautiful valley, with a small unnamed creek, or run, at the bottom, plus 37 acres of rented pasture. Their two farm dogs enjoy roaming the creek, which from a birds eye view resembles a dog’s head. This is … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Clearwater, MB – The Dogs Run Farm

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Brandon, MB – South Glanton Farms

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on November 18, 2020

Do you want to spend a summer immersed regenerative farming? South Glanton Farms is excited to offer a hands-on apprenticeship just for you. About the Farm South Glanton Farms is a third generation family farm including Ryan, Sarah, Piper and Bingham, Jim, Joanne and Janelle Boyd and their full time employee Connor English. The farm is located north of Brandon, Manitoba near Forrest. Their goal is to produce healthy food while improving our local landscape and community while providing a rewarding life to their family. South Glanton Farms is working towards a system that is self sufficient and regenerating, requiring minimal outside … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Brandon, MB – South Glanton Farms

APPRENTICESHIP: SHAMROCK, SK: Shamrock Ranch

Posted by Michalina Hunter on September 21, 2020

Shamrock Ranch in Shamrock, Saskatchewan is seeking an apprentice(s) for the 2021 season! About Shamrock Farm We own a growing flock of wool sheep. We custom graze on 800 acres. We rent out land to larger local farms. We want to start seeding poly crops. We make hay and buy as needed. We practise rotational grazing through our holistic management training. We are southwest of Moose Jaw. In the shamrock farming community. South of us is Gravelbourg. We are a family farm. We host college and agro tourism students. We teach horsemanship, safe animal handling, and an intro holistic grazing. … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: SHAMROCK, SK: Shamrock Ranch