Are you a young farmer? Make connections in the Basin.
Young farmers and new farmers of all ages can find support through the Young Agrarians network—and this support is now even closer to home for those in the Columbia Basin. That’s because Young Agrarians has hired a Basin-based coordinator with support from the Trust.
Brittny Anderson grew up in the region and has an extensive background in farming and environmental science and policy. As the Basin coordinator, she will help local farmers network and learn from each other, connect landowners with people looking for land they can farm, and organize a range of events, from farm tours to farming how-to workshops.
She will also recruit two Basin-based farmers to join the B.C. Business Mentorship Network. This program pairs mentors with new farmers to help them analyze their operations, set goals and develop the skills that will enable them to run ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses.
To get in touch with the Basin coordinator, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Trust also helps strengthen agriculture in other ways. For example, it supports Kootenay & Boundary Farm Advisors, which provides free technical production information. It also offers Basin Business Advisors, which provides free business advice specifically geared to agriculture. Learn more about this Trust priority here.