The project Training, engagement, and retention: a ‘learning region’ approach to rural youth is a partnership between Simon Fraser University, the Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation, and the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute that explores rural youth retention, training, and engagement in detail. A literature review was completed as part of this project in order to summarize current literature and provide an overview of the topics, as well as existing examples. There is a great deal of related research and literature and it is growing.
Young Agrarians is a grassroots initiative made up of agriculturalists and media conspirators intent on growing food ecologically. We are building an on-line and off-line network of young people growing ‘Good, Clean, and Fair1’ food. Inspired by the U.S. young farmer organization the Greenhorns to build a movement Canada-wide, our mission is to celebrate, connect and inspire young people to farm.