Young Agrarians Alberta Apprenticeship Application
Young Agrarians, a program of Organic Alberta, is pleased to offer advanced, hands-on apprenticeships 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 growing cereals, grains, and vegetables.
The Apprenticeship is a full immersion program that shows you what it's like to run a farm business, day in and day out. Participants with a serious interest, curiosity and commitment to full-time farming are invited to apply.
STEPS TO APPLY (Only complete applications will be reviewed by the host farms)
1) Complete all of the questions in the online application below. We recommend typing out your responses in a word processing program and copying/pasting them into this application.
2) Email your resume and a personal essay OR video/audio file (max 1500 word) describing: “What is your vision for ecological/regenerative agriculture? How do you see yourself fitting into your vision?"
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