Find Farmland & Land Access Tools

Ready to find land to farm? Looking for a farmer for your land? Young Agrarians is here to provide land access support to farmers and landowners! Learn about the B.C. Land Matching Program to see how a Land Matcher can help you. Then check out our Farmland Blog below – it’s full of listings with farmland for rent. Read up on the essential land access resources we offer: Land Linking workshops, the BC Land Access Guide (So You Want to Farm?) and free Lease & Licence Templates.

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B.C. Land Matching Program
Land Linking Workshops
Land Access Guide, Lease & License Templates
On-Line Tools for Finding & Listing Land
Farm Transition & Succession Planning Resources
Land Blog


B.C. Land Matching Program

Looking for land? Have land you’d like to see farmed? The B.C. Land Matching Program  delivered by Young Agrarians provides land matching and business support services to new farmers looking for land to farm and landowners interested in finding someone to farm their land, as well as support developing leases and other land agreements. Visit our B.C. Land Matching Program page to learn more about the program and working with a Young Agrarians Land Matcher in your region. If you aren’t sure if we have a Land Matcher in your region, please reach out to land@youngagrarians.org. We want to hear from you!

BC Land Program Manager & Land Matcher – Metro Vancouver & Fraser Valley 
Darcy Smith: land@youngagrarians.org

Land Matcher – Metro Vancouver & Fraser Valley
Ashlee Brillert: ashlee@youngagrarians.org

Land Matcher – Cowichan Valley & Vancouver Island
Azja Jones Martin: azja@youngagrarians.org

Land Matcher – Okanagan Central-North
Tessa Wetherill: tessa@youngagrarians.org

Land Matcher – Columbia Basin
Hailey Troock: hailey@youngagrarians.org

Land Matcher – Central & Northern B.C.
Jolene Swain: jolene@youngagrarians.org

Our online UMAP land registry is available to anyone in BC or Canada who has land available for farming, as well as farmers looking for land. Please create a new listing on our UMAP, selecting either “Land Listing” or “Farmer Looking for Land”, and answer the questions in as much detail as you can. You can also contribute a Land Opportunity to our Land Blog, where it will be read by our extensive network of new and young farmers. *Note to farmers seeking land – we have more land opportunities than what is listed on our UMAP and blog.

Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org with any questions, and to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region.


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Land Linking Workshops

Young Agrarians facilitates Land Linking Workshops to bring together land owners and retiring farmers with new and potential farmers to network, learn about leases and land access arrangements, and hear stories of land matches. Land Linking Workshops have been hosted from Vancouver Island to the Kootenays. Next Land Links are coming up in Fall 2019 – we hope to see you at one (or more!):

For more Young Agrarians events, please visit our Events Page!


Land Access Guide, Lease & License Templates

British Columbia Land Access Guide:

The BC Land Access Guide provides a framework for new farmers looking to explore options for how to get on land. If you are a land owner wanting to get a better understanding of what a farmer would need to work your land, this guide is helpful. If you are a farmer looking to negotiate a land access agreement, Appendix B can support process, and includes Lease and Licence templates.

Ontario Land Access Guide:

The NFU-O (National Farmers Union of Ontario) has published the Young Agrarians Ontario Land Access Guide, thanks to funding from the Law Foundation of Ontario. The guide is an adaptation of our immensely popular Young Agrarians BC Land Access Guide.


On-Line Tools for Finding & Listing Land

To advertise your land opportunity check out:

Young Agrarians Land Blog & U-MAP: Landowners and Farmers post their land opportunities on the Young Agrarians blog! To do this you must have a vision for your land and an  understanding of how your land arrangement would work with a new farmer. Please visit our land blog for examples and email us with content to post. You can also list your farm land opportunity on the Young Agrarians Resource UMAP under Land. Use the ADD LISTING button to add your land listing: maps.youngagrarians.org. For more support finding land or a farmer, please reach out to land@youngagrarians.org!

FarmLink – FarmLINK’s MatchMaker land listing tool brings together new farmers who are looking for land or mentorship with farm owners who have land available or expertise to share.

Banque de Terres > L’ARTERRE– This Quebec land matching service pairs land owners with farmers seeking land. Banque de Terres aims to increase the accessibility of land to young farmers and maintain the agricultural dynamism of Quebec’s regions. Participating County’s offer the services of a land matcher, who provides personalized support and assistance at every stage of forming a land match and agreement between landowners and aspiring farmers.


Farm Transition & Succession Planning Resources

To learn about transition planning and various programs intended to support the transfer of farm business to the next generation of farmers, check out:

B.C. Agri Business Planning Program – Eligible Activity: Developing a Transition / Succession Plan. Eligible applicants can access up to $5,000 for individuals and $30,000 for groups for business planning services from a Qualified Business Consultant specializing in transition planning to develop a potential farm transition/succession strategy. Applicants must have reported total annual gross revenues greater than $30,000/year in the previous year to Canada Revenue Agency.

Farm Management Canada’s National Transition Program – This program seeks to help bridge the gap between generations of farmers to provide Canada’s future farmers with the best chance for success. It is comprised of a series of Succession & Transition Planning workshops for farm families, coupled with a Successor Development program, exclusively for young farmers. Young farmers have a chance to apply to be selected to participate in a Successor Development program.

Farm Management Canada Succession Planning Webinars – These webinars from Farm Management Canada and RBC bring in Succession Planning experts. Kitchen Table Discussions Part 1 shares valuable information on farm succession planning with a goal to inspire you to start thinking and be well prepared to answer two very important questions: What is the future of my farming operation? And what if something happens? Kitchen Table Discussions Part 2 shares valuable information on farm succession planning, including why and how to hire an agriculture professional, tax planning opportunities and strategies on how to transfer farming assets to your children. Free registration required.

Farm Credit Canada Transition Planning Tools – From starting the conversation and preparation, to farm transfer and retirement, Farm Credit Canada has a collection of advice and resources to support the transition process.

Elaine Froese Farm Succession Planning – Elaine Froese is a certified coach and farm succession planner. She offers succession planning/coaching services, online courses, workshops around Canada, and a free-to-download Farm Family Toolkit.

A Growing Concern: How to Keep Farmland in the Hands of Canadian Farmers – A report by the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry. This report looks at farmland as a major asset for farmers, seeking to understand the use of farmland and changes in farmland values in Canada, as well as the factors behind their upward trend. In addition, this report describes the underlying challenges associated with access to farmland, including farmers’ financial capacity, ownership types and the profitability of the agricultural sector.

BC Foodlands Cooperative – The Foodlands Cooperative of BC (Foodlands) is a registered society founded in 2017 with the mission to secure and hold land in trust and promote the protection and utilization of food providing lands across BC. Foodlands works with landholders, farmers, local communities and leaders in the agricultural and land trust sectors to develop and support community foodlands models and build healthy, local food systems. 


Join the movement and grow new farmers and food growers in Canada by supporting land access for food production!

For blog listings below, please note that Young Agrarians is only able to screen land opportunities that are participants in the B.C. Land Matching Program. Please do your due diligence and screen to assess whether the potential land opportunity meets your needs and expectations for a farm land access arrangement. Contact land@youngagrarians.org if you have questions or need more support resources.

LAND BLOG


NOV 2, 2019: KELOWNA, BC – OKANAGAN LAND LINK

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on September 16, 2019

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KELOWNA LAND LINKING WORKSHOP Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019  |  1-6pm Location: First Lutheran Church, 4091 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, B.C. Syilx Territory Refreshments & snacks provided. Please RSVP: Register now  – and don’t forget to join the Facebook event and share with your community! You can offer or request ride sharing in the Facebook event discussion, too.  Questions about this event, or about the B.C. Land Matching Program? Reach out to our Okanagan Land Matcher Tessa Wetherill at tessa@youngagrarians.org. Land Linking Workshop: Networking, Land Access Arrangements, B.C. Land Matching Program & Farmer Q&A! GOT LAND? WANT LAND? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? Are you a farmer looking for land? … Continue reading NOV 2, 2019: KELOWNA, BC – OKANAGAN LAND LINK

NOV 16, 2019: NELSON, BC – COLUMBIA BASIN LAND LINK

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 12, 2019

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NELSON LAND LINKING WORKSHOP Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019  |  1-6pm Location: North Shore Hall – 675 Whitmore Rd, Nelson, B.C. Sinixt, Ktunaxa and Syilx Territory Refreshments & snacks provided. Please RSVP: Register now – and don’t forget to join the Facebook Land Linking event and share with your community! You can offer or request ride sharing in the Facebook event discussion, too.  Questions about this event, or about the B.C. Land Matching Program? Reach out to our Columbia Basin Land Matcher Hailey Troock at hailey@youngagrarians.org. Land Linking Workshop: Networking, Land Access Arrangements, B.C. Land Matching Program & Farmer Q&A! GOT LAND? WANT LAND? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? … Continue reading NOV 16, 2019: NELSON, BC – COLUMBIA BASIN LAND LINK

OCT 20, 2019: PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Central & Northern BC Land Link

Posted by Jolene Swain on September 12, 2019

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PRINCE GEORGE LAND LINKING WORKSHOP Date: Sunday, October 20, 2019  |  1-6pm Location: NUSC Event Space, 3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C. LHEIDLI T’ENNEH TERRITORY Please RSVP: Register now – and don’t forget to join the Facebook Land Linking event and share with your community! You can offer or request ride sharing in the Facebook event discussion, too.  Refreshments & snacks provided. Questions about this event, or about the B.C. Land Matching Program? Reach out to our Central & Northern B.C. Land Matcher Jolene Swain at jolene@youngagrarians.org. Land Linking Workshop: Networking, Land Access Arrangements, B.C. Land Matching Program & Expert Panel! GOT LAND? WANT … Continue reading OCT 20, 2019: PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Central & Northern BC Land Link

LAND OPPORTUNITY: WEST CRESTON SHARED LAND WITH HOUSING

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 05, 2019

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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 This land opportunity is located in the community of West Creston, a rural residential area 10 minutes west of Creston, located in the Creston Valley south of Kootenay Lake and just north of the border. The property boasts several acres of cultivable land on fertile soil. Some of the land has been converted into a market garden already with lots of free space, while other areas would need a few … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: WEST CRESTON SHARED LAND WITH HOUSING

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Small-scale poultry farm and egg grading station in Harrop

Posted by Hailey Troock on August 28, 2019

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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 This farming opportunity is located in Harrop, a small community nestled on the south side of the Kootenay River, north of Nelson. The property is home to a small-scale poultry farm and the only Federally certified and inspected Egg Grading Station in the West Kootenay. The current owners have lived in Harrop for almost 30 years. They officially started a farm producing eggs in 2008. The farm houses … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Small-scale poultry farm and egg grading station in Harrop

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1/2 acre of flat, shaded land in central Grand Forks

Posted by Hailey Troock on August 28, 2019

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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 This land opportunity is located in the community of Grand Forks, less than 5 minutes west of the downtown area. This land boasts half of an acre of flat, largely shaded land that has never been farmed. With some rock removal and soil development, the unfenced land has water access and could be suitable for small-plot vegetable production. Other potential uses include bee-keeping or a greenhouse, though the … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1/2 acre of flat, shaded land in central Grand Forks

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Certified organic farm in Passmore, BC

Posted by Hailey Troock on August 26, 2019

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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 This land opportunity is located in Passmore, a small but engaged community situated on the banks of the Little Slocan River just south of the Valhalla mountain range. The property has 8 acres of cultivable land surrounded by woodlot and wetland on a total of 37 acres. The current owners have owned the land for 45 years and have farmed it intensively and organically for over 20 years. … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Certified organic farm in Passmore, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Silver Creek, BC, Farm Land and Housing

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on August 22, 2019

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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 Approximately 4 acres of land in Silver Creek, 15 minutes from Salmon Arm situated on an existing 54 acre piece of land currently being farmed by the Voth’s owners and operators of Hillside Dreams Goat Dairy. https://www.hillsidedreamsgoatdairy.com/ The soil has been commercially farmed for hay and corn for many years and has been getting annual composted goat manure added. The land will be ready to use for the 2020 growing … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Silver Creek, BC, Farm Land and Housing

Late Bloomers Flower Farm on Farming Leased Land

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 15, 2019

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Photo by Damaris Riedinger Elly of Late Bloomers Flower Farm is a participant in the B.C. Land Matching Program, which provides land matching and business support services to new farmers looking for land to farm, as well as landowners interested in finding someone to farm their land. Visit the B.C. Land Matching Program page to learn more about the program and to find a Young Agrarians Land Matcher in your region. ~ Please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your farm. I’m Elly Rakhmetouline, and I own and run Late Bloomers Flower Farm. The farm was started three years ago in Richmond, moved to … Continue reading Late Bloomers Flower Farm on Farming Leased Land

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3/4 ACRE PASTURE OPEN TO IDEAS – COBBLE HILL, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on August 13, 2019

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There are more available land listings available than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This ¾ acre of pasture is currently grazed by sheep and is ready to be put to better use! The land slopes slightly to the northeast and has full sun exposure. The site is easily accessible from the road and driveway and is centrally located in Cobble Hill. The bottom corner of the field is slightly wet in the winter and the top is very well drained. Irrigation is available … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3/4 ACRE PASTURE OPEN TO IDEAS – COBBLE HILL, BC