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 A FARM 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.

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

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.

Happy farming!


Apprenticeship Opportunities

Call for Mentors: Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program

Posted by Dana Penrice on September 22, 2021

Mentor application deadline extended to October 15th, 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! About the YA Apprenticeship … 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

Meet Your Future Farmers – YA Apprenticeship Program

Posted by Michelle Lam on May 15, 2021

Please help us welcome our 2021 Apprenticeship cohort! These folks are part of the Young Agrarians Apprenticeship program and will be spending an entire season at our partnering mentor’s farms. Get ready for long farm days in the sun, getting covered in dirt n’ mud, and a season of learning opportunities! Our apprentices are placed at regenerative farms across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba! If you’re interested in being a part of the Young Agrarians Apprenticeship program in the future, click here to learn more about becoming an Apprentice and here to learn about becoming a mentor! Erin Froese Hi! My … Continue reading Meet Your Future Farmers – YA Apprenticeship Program

APPRENTICESHIP: FLATBUSH, AB – Chickadee Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 20, 2021

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Chickadee Farm in Flatbush, Alberta, is seeking a farm apprentice for the 2021 season! About Chickadee Farm Chickadee Farm is a second-generation family farm located near the community of Flatbush, Alberta, on the banks of the Pembina River. We grow herbal teas and culinary herbs and raise sheep and chickens (for home consumption). We have been certified organic since 2003. We also wildcraft medicinal teas in the forests around our farm and community. This is a unique apprenticeship opportunity to work on a herbal tea farm. You will be able to learn about all the steps in producing dried herbal … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: FLATBUSH, AB – Chickadee Farm

APPRENTICESHIP: CAMROSE, AB – Lil Ryley Farms

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 16, 2021

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Lil Ryley Farms in Camrose, Alberta is seeking an apprentice for the 2021 season! About Lil Ryley Farms We are a mixed market farm that raise sheep, poultry, laying hens and grow 3 acres of vegetables. Our farm sits on an early 1900s homestead where we still use the old buildings for our current operation. Our farm store is located inside the 1902 house and features not only our products but also products that are locally produced. Our farm is open to the public during the summer months with our garden available as a U-Pick, we host farm tours and … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: CAMROSE, AB – Lil Ryley Farms

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FREDERICTON, NB: Regenerative Farming Internship at Hayes Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 18, 2021

Looking to learn about Regenerative Agriculture? Check out the Regenerative Farming Internship in Fredericton, New Brunswick! Reconnect with the land and community to find your purpose. This is no ordinary program. If you’re looking to see how food justice, food security, and climate issues play out in the real world, this program is for you. Put your knowledge to work in the fields of Hayes Farm, a working farm in the heart of Fredericton. Regenerative agriculture enriches the soil instead of depleting it, respects nature instead of exploiting it, captures carbon instead of releasing it, and supports the interconnectedness of … Continue reading FREDERICTON, NB: Regenerative Farming Internship at Hayes Farm

APPRENTICESHIPS: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 10, 2021

Looking for a farming apprenticeship in Ontario? Check out Ignatius Farm in Guelph! About Ignatius Farm Ignatius Farm grows certified organic produce for Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) members, farmers’ markets, local businesses and service agencies. Programs include community gardens, community orchard, acreage rentals, internships and farmer training, working shares, volunteer opportunities, and seasonal community events. Desired Qualities We are looking for passionate & imaginative individuals to join us in the care of our organic farm. As part of the Ignatius farm team you will join our vision in regenerative local food systems, eco‐spirituality, community agriculture, and farm ecosystem education. EXPERIENCE Background … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIPS: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm

APPRENTICESHIP: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – The Quarry Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 10, 2021

Looking for a farm apprenticeship on Vancouver Island? Check out The Quarry Farm on Salt Spring Island! About The Quarry Farm We are a small community of growers and nature lovers who were gifted with the opportunity to look after 35 beautiful acres of forest, wetland, mountain bluffs and developing cultivated areas. We have a beautiful house with all modern amenities for meals and free time and a swimming pond on the property. We have lovely swimming lakes nearby and are 10 min away by car from Ganges and Fulford. The property was originally developed to be subdivided and has three wells … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – The Quarry Farm

[FILLED] APPRENTICESHIP: PEMBERTON, BC – Four Beat Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 01, 2021

The apprenticeship has been filled. View more farm jobs and apprenticeships on our jobs page. Four Beat Farm, a horse-powered vegetable farm in Pemberton, BC is seeking an apprentice for the 2021 season! Want to be part of a “growing” team and learn more about farming in a way that is rewarding and meaningful, surrounded by plants and awesome people? About Four Beat Farm Four Beat Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm in the Pemberton Meadows in Lil’wat Territory. The farm was started in 2016 and is run by Naomi with the help of two draft horses, a sassy … Continue reading [FILLED] APPRENTICESHIP: PEMBERTON, BC – Four Beat Farm