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Agricultural Labour Pool

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A great recruitment and job seeking assistance service for both employers and those seeking employment, assisting Canadian and U.S. agricultural employers with their human resource recruitment needs and helps people secure a career in agriculture. Website: http://www.agri-labourpool.com Email: info@agri-labourpool.com Phone: 604-823-6222 40303 No. 4 Road Abbotsford, BC V3G 2S2, Canada

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Willing Workers On Organic Farms (WWOOF)- Canada

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The WWOOF program brings people to farms who are traveling, staying a week or two and those whose main objective is to meet local locals, see the country, learn different organic practices and work with different people. WWOOF links volunteers world-wide offering hands-on experience, in exchange for meals and accommodations, in organic and alternative farming.  Full Article…

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Western Agriculture Labour Initiative

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WALI is supported by the government of Canada, Province of BC, BC Agriculture Council and participating international consulates. WALI is the only recognized organization in British Columbia assisting BC farmers in contracting seasonal workers to address their employment needs. Website: http://www.walicanada.co Email: info@walicanada.com Phone: 604-854-4450 130 ? 32160 South Fraser Way Abbotsford, BC V2T 1W5,  Full Article…

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Farm and Ranch Safety and Health Association (FARSHA)

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Committed to creating a safer work environment for BC?s agricultural industry, promotes safety and health in BC Farming, through ongoing activities such as safety programs, training courses and workplace reviews. Explains BC Workers Compensation System and BC?s Health and Safety Laws. Even if you have only a few employees, you have legal health and safety  Full Article…

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AgriStability

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Provides support when a producer experiences larger farm income losses. A payment is made when the current year program margin falls below 85% of reference margin. The program covers declines of more than 15% in a producer?s average income from previous years. Website: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1264657533255&lang=eng Email: Phone: 1-866-367-8506 Box 3200 Station Main Winnipeg, MB R3C 5R7,  Full Article…

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BC Environmental Farm Plan

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Operating through BC Ag. Research & Development Corp (ARDCorp) this program helps producers identify environmental risks and strengths on their farms. After completing the process, farmers are eligible for funding and cost-shared incentives to help them implement solutions to problems identified in their plans. Projects that can receive funding include fencing, drainage, riparian enhancement, building  Full Article…

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Cooperative Development Initiative – AAFC

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CDI has launched ?Co-opZone?, a national co-operative development program with advisory services to help farmers get started. Any person or group interested in a cooperative venture can apply. A formal proposal is required. Program ends March 2013. Grants are available from $5000-$75,000, and multi-year projects can get approval. Staff are very encouraging. Website: http://www.coop.gc.ca Email:  Full Article…

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Farm Credit Canada

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Lends money for any farm-related purpose: land, buildings, equipment, land improvements, quota, livestock, agribusiness or value-added enterprises, diversification initiatives; and businesses related to agriculture, both farmer and non-farmer owned. FCC can lend to new and established farmers with or without off-farm income, for any size of operation, provided the borrower is of legal age and  Full Article…

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FarmCentre.com

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Trusted management resource for farm business owners. Updated daily, contains many resources on how to successfully start, operate and grow a modern farm in today?s fast-paced globally competitive environment. Has one of the largest farm management resource libraries. The site is a nonprofit enterprise and all of the money raised through the web site goes  Full Article…

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