Land Leasing 101

Posted by Chantelle Chan on May 28, 2024

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Got Land? Want Land? The B.C. Land Matching Program delivered by Young Agrarians provides no-cost personalized land matching and business support services to farmers looking for land to start or expand their farm, and landholders interested in finding someone to farm their land. As of summer 2024, we’ve made more than 330 matches on over 12,200 acres, and we’re helping farmers and landholders finalize new matches every day!

This 80-minute webinar serves as an introduction to the A to Z of finding land or a farmer and developing a land sharing relationship. You will learn about leasing land in B.C., legal considerations, and how to build and maintain mutually beneficial land agreements. Each step of the way, you will get a taste of the services available to farmers and farmland holders through the B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP).

We focus on what it takes to build land sharing relationships with trust, clarity and confidence, and support you to learn what questions to ask of yourselves and each other. We also explore stories of alternative land transitions that we hope will inspire farmers and landholders alike to envision what is possible!

Who is this information for?

This information is applicable to farmers of all production types and sizes looking to start or grow their farm business on leased land, and all farmland holders who are interested in making their land available for agriculture. While this content was developed through the BCLMP and focuses on B.C.-based regulations and case stories, the topics covered are relevant to anyone considering sharing land.

If you are in B.C. and interested in finding land to lease, or a farmer to lease your land, or if you need support developing an agreement with someone you found yourself, please reach out to the BCLMP via the webpage, or by emailing


This content is available for free.

We welcome donations via the registration page. Your donations help Young Agrarians support new and young farmers to grow food and access programs!

The video content is the Land Leasing 101 webinar originally presented on February 7th, 2024, and is 82 minutes long. Have questions about the B.C. Land Matching Program? Reach out to the BCLMP Coordinator at

The B.C. Land Matching Program is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative, with additional support from Columbia Basin Trust, Bullitt Foundation, Cowichan Valley Regional District, and the Real Estate Foundation of BC.

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