Tag Archives: Land Leasing

FEB 28, 2024: ONLINE – Land Sharing Negotiation Dos and Don’ts

Posted by Kat Roger on January 22, 2024

Join Darcy Smith, YA’s BC Land Matching Program Manager, and Pascale Schittecatte, YA’s Okanagan Land Matcher, to learn the tools for effective land sharing negotiations. Learn about communication styles, compromising with integrity and maximizing mutual benefit for both farmers and landholders. This session will feature easy-to-adopt tips for having great collaborative conversations so you can work together to figure out the terms of your land sharing relationship. We will emphasize communication tools that, when used effectively, can ensure longevity, stability and respect in your land-sharing relationship. Discover how to assess your own and others’ communication styles and build a toolbox … Continue reading FEB 28, 2024: ONLINE – Land Sharing Negotiation Dos and Don’ts

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Feed Mill & Land, Dawson Creek BC

Posted by Darcy Smith on June 09, 2023

We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY Turn key feed mill business with land in Dawson Creek is available for lease! This family run business has been in operation for 40 years and is ready for someone new to take it over. The farm and feed mill has been for sale but the landholders are interested in leasing and providing mentorship to someone with experience in the industry and understands business. While the feed mill … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Feed Mill & Land, Dawson Creek BC

Soil Testing: How to Interpret Results and Calculate Fertilizer Needs

Posted by Andrew Adams on February 23, 2023

One fundamental piece of agriculture is the soil. Soil, being composed of billions of organisms with their complex relationships and nutrient exchanges. It can be a bit overwhelming to understand it all and nor do I claim to. At a minimum, basic understanding of some of the relationships and nutrient exchanges is however, a critical piece in any agricultural endeavor.  Wondering how to achieve optimal soil health? Read on to learn more about how to sample, test, and interpret soil tests for your farm. If the law of conservation of mass and energy holds to be true, then we can … Continue reading Soil Testing: How to Interpret Results and Calculate Fertilizer Needs

Could have should have would have: Three things farmers wish they would have known when they started.

Posted by Andrew Adams on February 10, 2023

Could have should have would have Hindsight is always 20:20 right? You never know what you should know until you’ve crossed the river of learning and experience. Most of us learn by trial and error and in fact it’s often one of the best teachers as you learn both sides of the coin.  When we began farming in 2010 and then started our own farm in 2011, I was  27.  I had grown up in rural Kansas with a family hobby farm, a BSc in Agricultural Sciences, and worked as a forest ecologist. With my experience and education I thought … Continue reading Could have should have would have: Three things farmers wish they would have known when they started.

Employees wanted: Hiring that special 1.3% of the population

Posted by Andrew Adams on January 26, 2023

It’s the deep of winter and many of us farmers are finalizing crop plans. We’re also looking at our labour needs on our farm for the season, so I thought I would share thoughts and tips for addressing your labour needs on your farm.  We’ve yet to enter the age of the Jetsons, though we are getting closer every day. Until the day comes when automation and robots do most physical labour, the human power component of a farm is integral to its success.  I’d rather see the human component in agriculture continue and only become better in terms of … Continue reading Employees wanted: Hiring that special 1.3% of the population

Aiming for the stars within: Setting goals and benchmarks on the farm

Posted by Andrew Adams on January 18, 2023

Creating a trajectory for achieving a personal/farm business goal feels like what I imagine Mario feels like when he attains a “star” in the OG Mario Brothers game for Nintendo. You are bright, flashing with energy and moving quickly while avoiding obstacles and tactically knocking over Koopa troopas and Goombas (risk) in pursuit of your raised flag pole. It’s exhilarating. As we begin a new turn around the sun, many folks have set their new year resolutions – and if you are a farmer, you have likely analyzed last year’s data and begun crop planning for the upcoming season. Creating … Continue reading Aiming for the stars within: Setting goals and benchmarks on the farm

Below the snow: What plants can tell us when we can’t see the soil

Posted by Andrew Adams on December 16, 2022

Sitting there at your computer desk, easy chair or couch, dreaming of starting your own farm in the depths of winter? Let me share some tips and tricks, which you can use when you find that dream property covered in snow and want to know what’s below. Sometimes winter is the only time of the year when there is time to go exploring land. When you live in a region that has snow for six months or longer, you can’t let the snow keep you from walking over potential properties for your farming adventure less they get gobbled up before … Continue reading Below the snow: What plants can tell us when we can’t see the soil

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 18 acre farm in Terrace, BC

Posted by Darcy Smith on November 14, 2022

We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND Located on the outskirts of the town of Terrace, on the edge of the Kitsumkalum River and Spring Creek running through the property lies an 18 acre farm complete with housing accommodations ready for your farm business! This 18 acre farm is a blank canvas ready for agriculture production. Currently the majority of the property is in pasture with fencing on 1 side, the creek running alongside the … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 18 acre farm in Terrace, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Horse Lake Community Farm Coop – 100 Mile House, BC

Posted by Darcy Smith on September 16, 2022

We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND The Horse Lake Community Farm Co-operative was formed in 2006 after the original farming family intended to sell but wanted the property to be kept as agricultural land. The 130-acre property is located on Horse Lake about a 1/2 hr. drive from 100 Mile House. The farm is owned by shareholders and run by a board of directors who leases the land to 3 different farmers and their … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Horse Lake Community Farm Coop – 100 Mile House, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Pasture Fields Outside of Terrace, BC

Posted by Darcy Smith on September 01, 2022

We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND Looking for pasture to start or expand your ruminant livestock (cattle, sheep or goats) farm business? Located 10 minutes from the town of Terrace is 12 acres of fenced pastures that welcome your livestock enterprise! ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY While the landholders have their own ag business plans – they welcome companion enterprises and collaboration on the farm! The grazing pastures are split amongst 4 small fields that are … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Pasture Fields Outside of Terrace, BC