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YA Apprenticeship - Fenek Farms

ABOUT FENEK FARMS Fenek Farms is located near Regina, Saskatchewan – Treaty 4 Territory // The farm was started in 2017. Initially, Josef wanted a hobby to get away from the office, and now it is much more than that! Fenek Farms is a mixed farm operation integrating both animal usage and soil health in a sustainable manner. This include cohabitation of animals, free range and rotational grazing, no till agriculture and no use of artificial chemicals or pesticides. While the farm is not certified organic, their farming practices follow the same policy guidelines. www.fenekfarms.ca // About the apprenticeship: // Some chores and tasks would include moving of animals, fencing, treatment of animals, assisting with birthing, shearing, egg collection/washing, rearing of chicks, etc. // Gardening would include planting, seeding, irrigation maintenance, weeding, fencing, harvesting. // There is the opportunity to also learn about beekeeping. This would involve hive maintenance, honey harvest, season maintenance of hives, hive splitting. // Josef would also teach the skills of animal and plant harvest, the whole butchering process. // In addition to the farm care, Fenek farms also hosts lots of farm tours, if the apprentice is interesting in helping with the coordination and facilitation of people on the farm, that would be lovely. // Brief time line of farm activities: Feb/March – calving and lambing season starts and chicks will start to hatch. Late March – seedlings are started for the gardens. April – the bee hives get dewinterized. May – seeding oats and hay fields and sheep are sheared. Early June – transplanting and seeding in the gardens. Late June – hay harvest starts. July – honey harvest starts and farm tours pick up significantly. August – haying, garden maintenance and harvest. September – garden and field harvest. October – animals are sorted for breeding. // As part of the apprenticeship, you will meet with other apprentices across Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Alberta who are part of the Young Agrarians Apprenticeship program. Field days, learning opportunities and potlucks will be planned with the Manitoba group at each hosts farm. You will also be invited to attend a regenerative or organic food conference during or following the apprenticeship.

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3 courtney rd
Regina, SK, S4V 2C8
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