Posted  2 May, 2019 
In: News

Farm Clubs

Farm Clubs, in various forms, have been part of the farming community for hundreds of years and have a played an important role in the improvement of the farm and the farmer.

We’ve been seeing farm clubs popping up again and so YA created a Farm Club Guide for new farm clubs, describing how to set up first meetings, invite potential members, and create principles and agendas.

What is a farm club?

A farm club is a self-directed group, either formally registered or not, that gets together in the spirit of collaboration, sharing and problem solving. Farm clubs can be focused around a specific goal shared by the group (ex: Lentil Underground) or for the general ongoing improvement of each other’s farms (ex: Holistic Management Groups).

The benefits of farm clubs:

  • Access to local experience and knowledge
  • Regional expertise
  • Access to different talents, skills, and resources in the group
  • Solutions to real-time or ongoing challenges on your farm
  • Improved farming and land management practices
  • Discussions on business challenges and opportunities
  • Networking and community building
  • Collaborative initiatives with neighbours (ex: bulk purchasing, equipment sharing)
  • Building collective intelligence about the local and global context

We’re here to help

Want to brainstorm? Young Agrarians is just a call away and we would love to help you work through your ideas. Contact us. 

Funders:

The Young Agrarians Farm Guide was developed in partnership with Organic Alberta through generous support from the #NOREGRETS Initiative. 


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