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Position: Young Agrarians Alberta Apprenticeship Program
Organization: Young Agrarians
Locations: host farms in various locations throughout Alberta 

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain skills and knowledge that match the ecological values you hold? Are you feeling the farming bug, but not quite ready to take the plunge and launch your own business?  Young Agrarians, Organic Alberta and our network of exceptional mentor farmers are now offering advanced, hands-on apprenticeships in regenerative agriculture. Participants with a serious interest, curiosity and commitment to full-time farming are invited to apply.

Our apprenticeships are a full immersion program that puts you into the heart of running a farm business, day in and day out. 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.

As part of the program, you will also visit other farms that are hosting apprenticeships. This gives you the opportunity to learn from other ecological farmers and make connections with other apprentices in the program.

Applications are now being accepted. Applications are due by February, 2019. The online application can be found here: (https://goo.gl/forms/WjvY9ehVWZHdd78B2)

Host farms will conduct video or phone interviews with select applicants. Confirmation of successful applicants will be in March.

Apprentice start dates vary by farm however are generally April or May 2019.

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.

For more information contact:

Kolby Peterson, Apprenticeship Program Coordinator
Email: apprenticeship@youngagrarians.org
Call: 780-882-4680

When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting at FoodWork.ca.
 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 4 2019    ID: 51016