Young Agrarians and Organic Alberta are working in partnership to offer advanced, hands-on apprenticeship program in regenerative agriculture with our network of exceptional mentor farms.
The goal of this program is to build the next generation of farmers who are committed to ecological food production and land stewardship, to train farmers and ranchers to be mentors, and to build a regional learning community.
Our carefully selected family of farm mentors have diverse expertise and skill sets – their farm philosophy is guided by a holistic framework that recognizes the connectedness of the land and people. Although farm activities will be different on each farm, the core activities will involve care of soil, pasture and livestock, farm direct marketing, and using sustainable practices for cereal and grain production.
The Apprenticeship is a full immersion program that puts you into the heart of running a farm business, day in and day out for between 8-12 months. Participants with a serious interest, curiosity and commitment to full-time farming are invited to apply.
Compensation: Room, board, and stipend packages vary from farm to farm. Housing is safe, secure and internet is available on each farm. Enjoy access to farm fresh food and some shared meals. Monthly stipends range from $500-$750.
Apply by January 31, 2017.