Applications Now Open for Young Agrarians Business Mentorship Network
Thursday, October 12, 2023
Are you a young (or young at heart) farmer in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba? Are you involved in primary production such as raising livestock, vegetables, fruits, flowers, bees, grain etc. and looking for guidance to grow your business?
The Young Agrarians Business Mentorship Network (BMN) matches up new farmers (1 to 5 years in business) with seasoned farmers to cultivate the skills to run ecologically sustainable and financially viable businesses. The program has been operating in British Columbia since 2013 and expanded to the Prairie Provinces in 2023.
To date, the BMN has paired up 171 farmers on 118 farms with over 70 mentors creating lasting relationships of support and mutual learning. In the past year alone, after a season of mentorship, we have seen mentees generate a 147% increase in revenues, a 98% increase in volume of food grown, and a 12% increase of land in production.
Applications are open from October 1 – October 31, 2023!