Find Farmland & Land Access Tools

Ready to find land to farm? Looking for a farmer for your land? Young Agrarians is here to support farmers and landowners to connect to one another! Learn about our B.C. Land Matching Program to see how a Land Matcher can support you. Then check out our Farmland Blog below – it’s full of listings with farmland for rent. Read up on the essential land access resources we offer: landlinking workshops, a BC Land Access Guide (So You Want to Farm?) and free Lease & Licence Templates.

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B.C. Land Matching Program
Land Linking Workshops
Land Access Guide, Lease & License Templates
On-Line Tools for Finding & Listing Land
Land Blog

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B.C. Land Matching Program

Looking for land? Have land you’d like to see farmed?

Young Agrarians is offering a B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP) in Southern BC. The B.C. Land Matching Program provides land matching and business support services to new farmers looking for land to farm as well as landowners interested in finding someone to farm their land. Visit our B.C. Land Matching Program page to learn more about the program and working with a Young Agrarians Land Matcher in your region. If you are outside one of the regions of our land matchers, please reach out to land@youngagrarians.org. We want to hear from you.

BC Land Program Manager & Land Matcher – Metro Vancouver & Fraser Valley 
Darcy Smith – land@youngagrarians.org

Land Matcher – Metro Vancouver & Fraser Valley
Susheela Kundargi – susheela@youngagrarians.org

Land Matcher – Cowichan Valley & Vancouver Island: 
Azja Jones Martin – azja@youngagrarians.org

Land Matcher – Okanagan Central-North: 
Tessa Wetherill – tessa@youngagrarians.org

Land Matcher – Columbia Basin: 
Hailey Troock – hailey@youngagrarians.org

Additionally, our online land registry is currently available to anyone in BC or Canada who has land available for farming, as well as farmers who are seeking land. Please create a new listing on our UMAP, selecting either “Land Listing” or “Farmer Looking for Land”, and answer the questions in as much detail as you can. You can also contribute a Land Opportunity to our Land Blog, where it will be read by our extensive network of new and young farmers. If you have any questions, or would like help registering your land, please reach out to land@youngagrarians.org and our Land Matcher will be happy to help!


Land Linking Workshops

Young Agrarians facilitates Land Linking Workshops to bring together land owners and retiring farmers with new and potential farmers to network, learn about farm business & organizational models, and hear case stories of land access arrangements from across Southern BC. Land linking workshops have been hosted from Vancouver Island to the Kootenays. Next Land Links are scheduled for:

OCT 20: COLDSTREAM, BC – Okanagan Land Linking Workshop, Women’s Institute

OCT 27: CRESTON, BC – Columbia Valley Land Linking Workshop, Creston Community Complex

NOV 17: LANGLEY, BC – Metro Vancouver Land Linking Workshop, George Preston Community Centre

NOV 24: COBBLE HILL, BC – Vancouver Island Land Linking Workshop, Cobble Hill Community Hall

For more Young Agrarians events, please visit our Events Page!


Land Access Guide, Lease & License Templates

British Columbia:

Check out our first publication (ever) available for download, as well as our Lease & License templates by clicking here: the BC Land Access Guide provides a framework for new farmers looking to explore options for how to get on land. If you are a land owner wanting to get a better understanding of what a farmer would need to work your land, this guide is helpful. If you are a farmer looking to negotiate a land access agreement, appendix B can support process.

Ontario:

The NFU-O (National Farmers Union of Ontario) has published the Young Agrarians Ontario Land Access Guide, thanks to funding from the Law Foundation of Ontario. The guide is an adaptation of our immensely popular Young Agrarians BC Land Access Guide.


On-Line Tools for Finding & Listing Land

To advertise your land opportunity check out:

Young Agrarians Land Blog & U-MAP: Landowners and Farmers post their land opportunities on the Young Agrarians blog! To do this you must have a formal understanding of how your land arrangement would work with a new farmer. Please visit our land blog for examples and email us with content to post. You can also list your farm land opportunity on the Young Agrarians Resource UMAP under Land. Use the ADD RESOURCE button to add your land listing: maps.youngagrarians.org

FarmLink – FarmLINK’s MatchMaker land listing tool brings together new farmers who are looking for land or mentorship with farm owners who have land available or expertise to share.

Banque de Terres > L’ARTERRE– This Quebec land matching service pairs land owners with farmers seeking land. Banque de Terres aims to increase the accessibility of land to young farmers and maintain the agricultural dynamism of Quebec’s regions. Participating County’s offer the services of a land matcher, who provides personalized support and assistance at every stage of forming a land match and agreement between landowners and aspiring farmers.

Join the movement and grow new farmers and food growers in Canada by supporting land access for food production!

For blog listings below, please note that Young Agrarians is not able to screen land opportunities that are sent to us. Please do your due diligence and screen to assess whether the potential land opportunity meets your needs and expectations for a farm land access arrangement. Contact land@youngagrarians.org if you have questions or need more support resources.

LAND BLOG


Oct. 18: Webinar – Holistic Land Design

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 16, 2018

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Are you overwhelmed & paralyzed by the complexity of designing & managing land in a way that is ecologically regenerative, financially sustainable, functionally resilient, & actually enjoyable? Join us for a 1.5 hour online webinar that will discuss the 5 steps that primary producers and homesteaders should take in order to design and implement the property of their dreams. At the end of the webinar, we will talk about the 6-day Holistic Land Design course that we are hosting with PCBFA , the County of Grand Prairie, and the MD of Greenview. Make sure to bring any questions you have … Continue reading Oct. 18: Webinar – Holistic Land Design

Oct. 18: Webinar – Holistic Land Design

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 09, 2018

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Are you overwhelmed & paralyzed by the complexity of designing & managing land in a way that is ecologically regenerative, financially sustainable, functionally resilient, & actually enjoyable? Join us for a 1.5 hour online webinar that will discuss the 5 steps that primary producers and homesteaders should take in order to design and implement the property of their dreams. At the end of the webinar, we will talk about the 6-day Holistic Land Design course that we are hosting with PCBFA and the County of Grand Prairie. Make sure to bring any questions you have about your own land design … Continue reading Oct. 18: Webinar – Holistic Land Design

CO-FARMING OPPORTUNITY: Kispiox Valley, BC – WoodGrain Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on October 05, 2018

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We have a co-farming opportunity on our certified organic farm for a couple with a keen interest in homesteading, small-scale farming and wilderness living.  WoodGrain Farm is a 320 acre century-old farmstead in the Kispiox Valley (in the mountains of northwest BC), 25km north of Hazelton. Our comfy, self-contained A-frame guest house on a knoll overlooking the farm is available now, with the potential of a farm work trade towards some rent (dependent on skill-set, farm work through the winter is limited).  Near the end of a gravel road, the farm is incredibly quiet through the winter, with endless cross-country ski trails … Continue reading CO-FARMING OPPORTUNITY: Kispiox Valley, BC – WoodGrain Farm

Looking for Land: New Home for Outdoor Education Program, Slocan Valley BC

Posted by Darcy Smith on September 20, 2018

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ABOUT FOUR NATIONS COALITION OF INDIGENOUS MEDICINE The Four Nations Coalition of Indigenous Medicines are dedicated to offering teachings and services that enhance all people’s connection to nature, their creators and each other. Programs offered educate children, youth and adults in earth honouring traditional indigenous teachings from the four nations of humanity. From fun and creative child and youth programs to deeply transformative adult education and personal healing they work to serve our community’s needs. This Outdoor Education Program is sanctioned and supported by Aboriginal hosting nation, the Sinixt. LOOKING FOR LAND Currently Four Nations provides exceptional indigenous cultural education and … Continue reading Looking for Land: New Home for Outdoor Education Program, Slocan Valley BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land and Accomodation, Beaverlodge, AB

Posted by Lilli Klamke on September 19, 2018

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ABOUT THE LAND About 20 km from Beaverlodge, David Lukac and his family are living on their off-grid farm. Their land consists of pasture and about 300 acres are currently cultivated. David and his family are raising chickens, cows, and pigs. They are also growing their own vegetables in their farm garden. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY David is looking for people with a passion for growing their own food, and living a more resilient, sustainable lifestyle. He is interested in permaculture and biodynamic principles. He is offering his cottage-style renovated log barn for rent. The facilities include a three bedroom home … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land and Accomodation, Beaverlodge, AB

October 20, 2018: OKANAGAN Land Link – Coldstream, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on September 18, 2018

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WANT LAND? GOT LAND? Are you a farmer looking for land? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? We want you! 11 am – 4 pm  |  Land Linking Workshop  Networking, Land Access Arrangements, Young Agrarians Land Matching Program, Expert Panel, & more! Join us for a workshop on the nuts and bolts of land linking. We’ll network, learn about land access, leases and licenses, and the B.C. Land Matching Program, and hear from our expert panel on topics such as housing, finances, and more! You just might find a farmer who can turn your vacant field into a productive … Continue reading October 20, 2018: OKANAGAN Land Link – Coldstream, BC

B.C. LAND MATCHING PROGRAM IS GROWING WITH NEW LAND MATCHERS ACROSS SOUTHERN B.C.

Posted by Darcy Smith on September 18, 2018

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Got land? Want land? Young Agrarians is excited to announce we now have four new Land Matchers across Southern B.C. – and they are ready and waiting to support your land access needs! With the support of our amazing funders, this year Young Agrarians is incredibly fortunate to expand from one Land Matcher in Metro Vancouver-Fraser Valley, to four new Land Matchers across Southern B.C., with the program being offered for the first time on Vancouver Island in the Cowichan Valley, Okanagan Central North, and the Columbia Basin. If you’re looking for land to farm, or have land that you’d … Continue reading B.C. LAND MATCHING PROGRAM IS GROWING WITH NEW LAND MATCHERS ACROSS SOUTHERN B.C.

OCT 27: CRESTON, BC – Columbia Basin Land Link

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 17, 2018

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WANT LAND? GOT LAND? Are you a farmer looking for land? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? We want you! 1pm – 6pm  |  Saturday, October 27, 2018 Land Linking Workshop – Networking, Land Access Arrangements, B.C. Land Matching Program, Expert Panel, & more! Join us for a workshop on the nuts and bolts of land linking. We’ll network, learn about land leasing and the B.C. Land Matching Program, and hear from our expert panel. You just might find a farmer who can turn your vacant field into a productive farm, or a landowner who has the ideal piece of land … Continue reading OCT 27: CRESTON, BC – Columbia Basin Land Link

FARM BUSINESS FOR SALE: Shady Acre Farm, Richmond B.C.

Posted by Susheela Kundargi on September 17, 2018

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ABOUT THE FARM Shady Acre Farm is a small-scale farm in Richmond B.C. Started in 2015, the farm focuses on small-scale, mixed vegetables grown in a way that is sustainable for the earth, the farmers, and the community, following organic practices and growing a wide variety of produce. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY This farm would be ideal for someone who wants to start a small farm business. The business would be best suited to summer growing with a smaller variety of crops or niche crops, and the existing infrastructure and customer base will provide someone with a foundation on which to … Continue reading FARM BUSINESS FOR SALE: Shady Acre Farm, Richmond B.C.

Land Opportunity: Acreage for Lease, Salmon Arm B.C.

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on September 16, 2018

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ABOUT THE LAND:  Located 8 minutes outside downtown Salmon Arm, the property is a total of 17.5 acres, with 5 acres ready for agricultural use. The soil is rich and dark and there is ample water for irrigation, with 3 wells on the property, a small creek running through and at least one of the fields fully sub-irrigated. The rest of the property is hayfields, walnut grove and a few fruit trees, (also on good soil), plus approx. 3 acres of natural forest. There are multiple outbuildings available for use, including a chicken house, root cellar, and large hay barn. … Continue reading Land Opportunity: Acreage for Lease, Salmon Arm B.C.