Young Agrarians programs work to grow new and young farmers and connect them to networks on the ground. Learn how to farm through apprenticeships, access land, business mentorships, on-line business bootcamps, and educational events.
APPRENTICESHIPS – The Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program, created in partnership with Organic Alberta, is an annual immersion training program in regenerative agriculture. Annual application intake is February each year.
ALBERTA LAND ACCESS – Farmers and landholders in Alberta can list their land needs or opportunity, find land access resources, and connect with our Alberta team.
B.C. LAND MATCHING PROGRAM – Young Agrarians delivers the B.C. Land Matching Program, which offers hands-on, land matching and technical assistance support to pair up farmers ready to start businesses with landowners. Intake is year round.
BUSINESS MENTORSHIP NETWORK – YA offers an annual B.C. Business Mentorship Program pairing up new farmers with 35-40 hours of mentorship and education with established farm business operators to develop business skills. Annual application intake is October each year.
BUSINESS BOOTCAMP – The Business Bootcamp is an eleven-week program, packed full of content and activities that will guide you through writing your farm business plan. We offer the Business Bootcamp throughout the year – check back for upcoming opportunities.
EVENTS – Year round YA coordinates on-farm and off-farm educational events to network, build community, and learn together.