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Apprenticeships available for aspiring organic farmers

Application deadline is Jan. 31

Reading Time: < 1 minute Young Agrarians, a program of Organic Alberta, is growing the next generation of farmers through a new apprenticeship program in 2017. The program is intended to help aspiring farmers gain skills and insight from experienced producers willing to share their knowledge and expertise. Four host farms have been selected in central and northern Alberta. Core activities […] Read more

More needs to be done to help new entrants to farming establish successful operations, says Dana Penrice, Alberta co-ordinator for Young Agrarians.

Group wants to help new farmers find success

Young Agrarians in B.C. aims to meet the needs of new farmers

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s no secret that there’s a need for new farmers to join the aging agricultural industry, but new entrants have their own unique challenges. That’s where Young Agrarians, a group designed to meet the needs of the new farmer, comes in. Young Agrarians, formed in B.C. in 2012, launched an Alberta chapter in February. It’s […] Read more