B.C. TRANSITION TOOLKIT FOR NON-FAMILY FARM TRANSFER
The Young Agrarians B.C. Transition Toolkit for Non-Family Farm Transfer is a resource kit for anyone curious about – or neck-deep in – alternative ways to transition land and farms from one generation to the next.
Young Agrarians has been offering land access support to farmers and farmland holders since 2013, when we launched our Land Access Guide and Land Linking Workshops. In 2016, we launched the B.C. Land Matching Program, connecting farmers and farmland holders and supporting the development of lease agreements. We’ve seen many creative approaches to solving the challenge of land access and farm transition over the past decade, and heard as many stories and questions from farmers who aren’t sure what approach to take. Our hope is that this toolkit supports your transition journey with information and inspiration.
Download the Transition Toolkit as a PDF here, or browse the toolkit and download tools at the links below.
Transition Toolkit Acknowledgements
Foreword by Heather Pritchard
What is Farm Transition
STAGE 1: Setting Your Vision
STAGE 2: Assessing Feasibility
STAGE 3: Making a Plan
STAGE 4: Document
STAGE 5: Implement
STAGE 6: Maintain Your Transition
APPENDIX A: Taxes & Regulations
APPENDIX B: Further Reading & Resources
- Vendor Take-Back Mortgage – Claremont Ranch Organics
- Community Lending – Good Earth Farm
- Turning A Farm Into a Co-Op – Horse Lake Farm Co-Operative
- Putting Farmland Into Trust – Madrona Farm
- The Combined Power of Co-ops and Trusts – Lohbrunner Community Farm
STAGE 1: WRITE YOUR OWN LEGACY LETTER
STAGE 1: SETTING YOUR VISION PDF | Word document
STAGE 1: COMMUNICATIONS ASSESSMENT
STAGE 2: KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS ASSESSMENT
STAGE 2: TESTING THE MODELS Sample PDF | Blank PDF (we recommend downloading the sample PDF first to review instructions)
STAGE 3: FARM MANAGEMENT DECISION MAKING FRAMEWORK
STAGE 4: TRANSITION PLANNING DOCUMENTATION
STAGE 5: CALCULATING DISTRIBUTION OF LABOUR & PROFIT PDF | Word document (we recommend downloading the PDF first to review instructions)
LEGAL DISCLAIMER & WAIVER
The material presented in this publication has been prepared in accordance with generally recognized principles and practices and is for general information only. This information should not be used without first securing competent advice with respect to its suitability for any general or specific application. Young Agrarians, as well as any and all contributors to this document, make no representation or warranty of any kind, whether expressed or implied, concerning the accuracy, product, or process discussed in this publication and assumes no liability. Anyone using this information assumes all liability arising from such use. It is essential to seek professional advice, including legal and financial advice, during a transition process.