Young Agrarians is excited to announce that our Business Mentorship Network Program is expanding across the Prairies!
Do you know any young (or young at heart) animal or vegetable producers in Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba that are operating a new farm (1 - 5 years in business) and looking for guidance to grow their business?
Then this is may be just the opportunity to get the support they need!
The Young Agrarians Business Mentorship Network pairs new and seasoned farmers together to cultivate the skills for running ecologically sustainable and financially viable businesses. It is a match designed to grow a new farmer's knowledge and business skills to build a thriving farm business. The program has been operating in B.C. since 2015 and is now expanding to the Prairies Provinces.
Since the program began we have seen impressive results for our Mentee participants! We have worked with 126 farmers on 86 farms supported by 50 Mentors! Immediate post program results have include a 48% increase in land under production, 64% more farm revenue and 72% increase in production.
Find more information about the program on our website here.
We are now accepting applications for Mentees and Mentors for the 2023 season.
The deadline to apply is February 13th, 2023!
Mentee application here: https://youngagrarians.org/2023-prairies-business-mentorship-network-apply/
We are also looking for Farm Business Mentors ( a paid position) who are able to connect, listen and offer guidance and support to new farmers. We offer an online self-paced Mentor Training program and other tools to support the Mentorship process.
If you know of a seasoned farmer that may make a good Mentor please forward this message.
Mentor application here: https://youngagrarians.org/business-mentor-application/