Non-Family Farm Transition with Wildwood Farm

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More and more farmers are exploring non-family farm transition as they look towards passing on their farm businesses and/or land. This webinar provides both current and new entrant farmers with a framework for understanding non-family transition, along with information and considerations about different models. After an initial introduction to farm transition with Darcy Smith, we’ll meet Kolby Peterson and Tim and Linda Ewert from Wildwood Farm, who will share their experience navigating a farm transition with a lease-to-own agreement.

The webinar is approximately 90 minutes long. Participants will build their understanding of non-family farm transition, its definition, various transition models, and the stages involved in the process.

Who is this information for? 

This information is applicable to current and new farmers planning for non-family farm transition, as well as anyone curious about farm transitions. Those working towards family farm transitions will also find value in the considerations and resources mentioned. 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 transition of land and/or farm businesses . 

If you are in B.C. and interested in non-family transition as well as 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 Non-Family Farm Transition with Wildwood Farm webinar originally presented on November 21st, 2022. 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.

About Wildwood Farm:

Tim and Linda founded Wildwood Farm and have been farming there for 40+ years. The farm is self-sustaining, and features livestock, hay, and vegetable production. They farm with draft horses. Kolby joined the farm in 2018 as Tim and Linda were looking for people to come on board and, eventually, take over the farm. 

Over the last few years, they have been working on their vision and transition plan, which culminated in them signing a lease to own agreement in Spring 2022, supported through the BC Land Matching Program.

More information about Wildwood Farm can be found at

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