Blog Category: Transition

MAR 11, 2024: ONLINE – Finding Farmland on the Prairies: Land Access through Conservation

Posted by Fred Reibin on February 08, 2024

Are you dreaming of growing food on the prairies? Have you been dropping hints to your friends to join you? Looking for land, but don’t know how to make it a reality? The third of three stories on how to find farmland on the prairies features Ross MacDonald of 98 Ranch – Ross is a first-generation rancher and professional agrologist in southern Saskatchewan. 98 Ranch Inc. is a 5,000 acre ranch that produces grass-fed beef and strives for grassland and related wildlife habitat conservation. Ross was able to access his land through conservation initiatives.  He is actively engaged with the … Continue reading MAR 11, 2024: ONLINE – Finding Farmland on the Prairies: Land Access through Conservation

FEB 12, 2024: ONLINE – Finding Farmland on the Prairies: Turning Lawns into Food

Posted by Fred Reibin on January 22, 2024

Are you dreaming of growing food on the prairies? Have you been dropping hints to your friends to join you? Looking for land, but don’t know how to make it a reality? The second of three stories on how to find farm land on the prairies features urban farmers Miranda Holt & Candace Benson of City Street Farms – a social enterprise that transforms front and back yards in Regina, SK into productive vegetable and flower gardens. The business was founded in the fall of 2020 by Miranda Holt and Candace Benson when they came together to discuss how to make use … Continue reading FEB 12, 2024: ONLINE – Finding Farmland on the Prairies: Turning Lawns into Food

JAN 15, 2024: ONLINE – Finding Farmland on the Prairies: The Story of The Dogs Run Farm

Posted by Fred Reibin on December 21, 2023

The Dogs Run Farm

Are you dreaming of growing food on the prairies? Have you been dropping hints to your friends to join you? Looking for land, but don’t know how to make it a reality? The first of three webinars on how to find farmland on the prairies features first generation farmer Katie McInnes of The Dogs Run Farm. Katie has been farming with her husband, Colin, for ten years and will share their story of becoming farmers, how they accessed land and capital, joined existing communities and built new networks. Scrappy starts: The Story of The Dogs Run Farm Hear about their … Continue reading JAN 15, 2024: ONLINE – Finding Farmland on the Prairies: The Story of The Dogs Run Farm

KELOWNA, BC: Urban Farm Business for Sale – NEW PRICE OFFER

Posted by Tessa Thompson on December 06, 2022

We are looking for an immediate sale of our turnkey business.  Lightfoot Farm is a small scale vegetable farm which produces a variety of crops for local markets.  The farm currently leases land right on the edge of residential Kelowna and  15 minutes from downtown. Over the last 6 years we have built multiple relationships with chefs, grocery store managers and those that support the Kelowna Farmer Market but we think this business still has massive potential to grow exponentially.  Sales for the 2022 season will be around $50,000.  Average growth over the last 3 years has been between 12-15% … Continue reading KELOWNA, BC: Urban Farm Business for Sale – NEW PRICE OFFER

Alberta Land Linking Workshop 2022

Posted by Alex on October 26, 2021 4 Comments

Are you a landholder looking for farmers? Are you a new farmer looking for land? Land access is a major barrier to new and aspiring farmers. With increasing land prices, ownership is often not an option. At the same time, many landholders don’t have family members who want to take on the farm or have land that is not currently in production.  There is a growing opportunity for new farmers, land managers and food growers, who come from a wide variety of backgrounds, to explore creative land sharing arrangements with those offering land. This online workshop will bring together landholders … Continue reading Alberta Land Linking Workshop 2022

Land Access Support is coming to Alberta

Posted by Michelle Lam on October 22, 2021

The future of food systems lies in the hands of our next generation of farmers — but what do we do when our future farmers don’t have access to land? Young Agrarians (YA) hopes to offer solutions that will bridge the gap between landholders and land seekers with two Land Linking Workshops coming to Leduc County later this year.   These online workshops are being modelled off of the YA B.C. Land Matching Program, which provides personalized land matching and business support services for both farmers looking for land to start or expand their farm and landholders interested in finding someone … Continue reading Land Access Support is coming to Alberta

KELOWNA, BC: Urban Farm Business for Sale

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 01, 2021 2 Comments

kelowna farm for sale wise earth farm

Wise Earth Farm in Kelowna, BC is looking to sell their 2 acre urban farm business! We are looking for an immediate sale of a successful, turn key small scale (2 acre) urban farm located in Kelowna for $125,000. We would like to hire the buyer ASAP (individual or a couple) and train them to successfully learn and take over all aspects of the operation by the fall of 2021. It’s a great opportunity for an individual or a couple with some farming experience that are looking to own and run their own farm business. Wage for this season would … Continue reading KELOWNA, BC: Urban Farm Business for Sale

TRANSITION CASE STORY: LOHBRUNNER COMMUNITY FARM

Posted by Darcy Smith on March 16, 2021

Transition land trust - Lohbrunner Community Farm Coop members and Heather Pritchard are gathered on a snow bank with a forest in the background. Heather is holding a bunch of garlic.

THE COMBINED POWER OF CO-OPS AND TRUSTS at LOHBRUNNER COMMUNITY FARM, Vancouver Island, B.C. When community, co-ops and land trusts come together to save a piece of land, amazing things happen! This is the story of a farm that was saved by community support—and will be stewarded into the future by a co-operative. Located in Langford on Southern Vancouver Island, Lohbrunner Community Farm is a 13-acre farm held in trust by FarmFolk CityFolk (FFCF), and managed by a co-operative of farmers and community members. The original farm homestead was an oasis of mixed fields, forest and wetlands tucked away in … Continue reading TRANSITION CASE STORY: LOHBRUNNER COMMUNITY FARM

Transition Case Story: GOOD EARTH FARM

Posted by Darcy Smith on March 08, 2021 5 Comments

Young Agrarians transition - A young man and an elder woman are seated together smiling at the camera

COMMUNITY LENDING  at GOOD EARTH FARM, Gabriola Island, B.C. What are you to do when you want to buy the farm but don’t qualify for a traditional mortgage? This is a story about how relationships and community can come together to support the next generation to buy the farm through private lending. Located on Gabriola Island, just off the city of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, Good Earth Farm produces mixed vegetables on about three acres using regenerative growing practices. The original farmers, Rosheen Holland and Bob Shields, founded the farm in 1993 and ran it together for 22 years until … Continue reading Transition Case Story: GOOD EARTH FARM

MARCH 3, 2021: Planning for Non-Family Farm Transition

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 26, 2021

Darcy Smith Land Matcher Metro Vancouver Fraser Valley

Join Darcy Smith for a webinar on Non-Family Farm Transition with the BC Ministry of Agriculture! Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Time: 11:00 am – 12:00pm Presenter: Darcy Smith, Young Agrarians Register: Register here Webinar Description: This webinar provides both current and entering farmers with a framework for understanding transition of farms and farmland outside the family, along with information and considerations about different possible pathways to non-family transition. In this webinar, Darcy will introduce concepts and tools to apply to alternative farm transition, from setting a vision to identifying models and assessing feasibility, as well as case stories that … Continue reading MARCH 3, 2021: Planning for Non-Family Farm Transition