Perspectives on Land Sharing

Posted by Waranuch Tanubamrungsuk on July 09, 2024

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Thinking about leasing out your land, or launching a farm business? There’s no one better to learn from than someone who’s already doing it! This panel discussion features land seeker farmers and farmland holders matched through the B.C. Land Matching Program sharing their experiences leasing land – highlights, lessons learned, and advice for you.

The webinar is approximately 50 minutes long. Participants will learn how farmers find suitable land and assess its fit for their needs, as well as why landholders choose to lease their land. Additionally, the discussion will cover decision-making strategies for farm operations on leased land, managing communication and relationships between farmers and landholders, and provide advice for those entering into land lease agreements.

The panel discussion features Abdul Majid from BC Garlic, Dave Semmelink from Lentelus Farms, Katie Underwood from Peas n’ Carrots Farm, and landholder Tara Nakashima.

Who is this information for? 

This information is applicable to current and new farmers seeking leased land, landholders wanting to lease their land, and anyone curious about land sharing. Those working towards land sharing 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 land sharing. 

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 bclmp@youngagrarians.org.

Cost 

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 Perspectives on Land Sharing webinar originally presented on November 17th, 2022. Have questions about the B.C. Land Matching Program? Reach out to the BCLMP Coordinator at bclmp@youngagrarians.org.

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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