Find Farmland & Land Access Tools

Young Agrarians provides land access supports to farmers and landowners in Canada. Join the movement by supporting land access for farming and food growing!

B.C. Land Matching Program
B.C. & Alberta Land Links
Online Land Access Resources (Land Access Guides, Lease & Licence Templates, Transition Toolkit)
Canada Online Tools for Finding & Listing Land – *New Garden Share Listing
Canada Farm Transition & Succession Planning
Canada Land Opportunities Blog


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. We support new farmers looking for land to connect with landowners interested in finding someone to farm their land. We’ve made more than 81 matches on over 4,600 acres to date! Visit our B.C. Land Matching Program page to learn more about the program and find a Young Agrarians Land Matcher in your region. Reach out to land@youngagrarians.org to see how we can support you!


Land Linking Events

Young Agrarians facilitates Land Links to bring together landowners and retiring farmers with new and potential farmers to network, learn about leases and land access arrangements, and hear stories of land matches. Land Links have been hosted from Vancouver Island to the Kootenays, and are starting up in Alberta. To check out our calendar of activities, visit our Events Page!


Online Land Access Resources

British Columbia Land Access GuideThe guide provides a framework for new farmers looking to explore options for how to get on land. If you are a landowner wanting to get a better understanding of what a farmer would need to work your land, this guide is also helpful. If you are a farmer looking to negotiate a land access agreement, Appendix B can support the process, and includes Lease and Licence templates. *The Lease and Licence templates require customization for your individual scenarios – we strongly recommend that you connect with a land matcher to get support prior to using one for your own land sharing agreement.

Ontario Land Access GuideThe NFU-O (National Farmers Union of Ontario) has adapted and published the Young Agrarians Ontario Land Access Guide, thanks to funding from the Law Foundation of Ontario. 

Metro Vancouver Water Use & Drainage Manual: This manual is intended to support landowners and farmers to assess and improve drainage and irrigation for planning and implementation purposes. The manual will help you objectively decide, from an irrigation and drainage perspective, if your land can support a farming operation, and help farmers determine if there are ways to improve irrigation and drainage on the land through shifts in farming practices.

*NEW RESOURCE!* B.C. Transition Toolkit for Non-Family Farm Transfer: This Non-Family Transition Toolkit is a resource for anyone exploring alternative ways to transition land and farms from one generation to the next. Current and entering farmers will find a framework for understanding non-family transition, information about different models, and how to gauge which model fits your vision and needs. The case stories and other anecdotes in this toolkit are real-world examples of farmers making transition happen in a very complex regulatory environment – to ensure that what they’ve built with a lifetime of labour will not be lost to the next generation.


Online Tools for Finding & Listing Land

To advertise your land opportunity check out the Young Agrarians Land Blog & UMAP.

Land Blog: 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.

UMAP: You can also list your farmland 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.

New: The UMAP now has a Garden Share listing feature for home gardeners looking to share yard space.

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. This tool is more Ontario focused and has listings across Canada.

L’ARTERRE: This Quebec based land matching service pairs land owners with farmers seeking land. L’ARTERRE aims to increase the accessibility of land to young farmers and maintain the agricultural dynamism of Quebec’s regions.


Farm Transition & Succession Planning

To learn about transition/succession planning and various programs intended to support the transfer of farm business to the next generation of farmers, check out our collection of transition resources from across Canada!


PLEASE NOTE: For blog listings below, 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 the landowner or new farmer looking for land to assess whether the opportunity meets your needs and expectations. We encourage you to contact land@youngagrarians.org with questions and to see if we can support you.

LAND BLOG


LAND OPPORTUNITY: Garden Space, Land + Llamas in Harrop-Procter

Posted by Hailey Troock on January 19, 2021

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 between the communities of Harrop and Procter nestled on the south side of the Kootenay River, north of Nelson. The landowners that reside on this property in Sunshine Bay are looking for organized and enterprising folks to farm commercially on their land! There are between 2 and 5 acres available for production, wether for a market garden operation, perennials, herbs, small livestock, … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Garden Space, Land + Llamas in Harrop-Procter

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Turn-Key Organic Market Garden for Farm Gate & CSA

Posted by Hailey Troock on January 19, 2021

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 on the 6 mile bench about 10 minutes east of Nelson on the north shore of the west arm of Kootenay Lake. In the upper portion of the property is a fenced orchard consisting of roughly 30 cherry trees which is being expanded. The gardens are about one acre in size with south facing exposure and full deer fence surrounding it. The … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Turn-Key Organic Market Garden for Farm Gate & CSA

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Market Garden for Farm Gate & Farm-to-Table Cafe

Posted by Hailey Troock on January 18, 2021

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 on a commercial farm in the Columbia Valley, between Golden and Radium, in the rural community of Spillamacheen. The property is immediately adjacent to the Pacific Flyway & Columbia Wetlands. The land has several pasture gardens, including 3x 15′ by 50′ tilled gardens and one 15′ by 25′ bed, with two Farmer’s Friend caterpillars/hoop houses developed and negotiable. There are also at … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Market Garden for Farm Gate & Farm-to-Table Cafe

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 unfenced acres for market garden in Shoreacres

Posted by Hailey Troock on January 18, 2021

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 landowners of this rural residential property in Shoreacres, between Nelson and Castlegar, are looking for the right farmer/s to grow a market garden on their 2 acres of unfenced, flat land.  The land is flat with good sun exposure and has access to water for irrigation from an on-site well. To be put into production, the land would need to be fenced, tilled and the soil … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 unfenced acres for market garden in Shoreacres

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Licensed Meat Cutting and Wrapping Facility near Golden

Posted by Hailey Troock on January 18, 2021

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 land owners of this opportunity near Golden are looking for the right farmer/s and food producers to take over the management of the licensed meat cutting and wrapping facility they operated for years. It is the only one located in the region. The land has a small orchard for livestock, 2 large gardens with herbs and veggies and lots of room for additional gardens and a … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Licensed Meat Cutting and Wrapping Facility near Golden

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 70 Off-Grid Acres for Food Forest and Farming in the Slocan Valley

Posted by Hailey Troock on January 18, 2021

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 about 40 minutes from Nelson, BC, the landowner of this 70 acre property in the Slocan Valley is looking for like-minded and experienced farmers to help with food forest planting and developing garden spaces, as well as mushroom-log cutting and inoculating and many other side projects. The land is largely forested up the hillside above the Slocan River, with a few opening on the benches above … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 70 Off-Grid Acres for Food Forest and Farming in the Slocan Valley

Land Opportunity: 1/4 acre Market garden for lease in Abbotsford

Posted by Darcy Smith on January 14, 2021

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 farm-within-a-farm is 0.25 acres of market garden space tucked away on a successful pastured poultry farm. There are established beds that have been cultivated with mixed vegetable crops in previous years, as well as a 20×20 greenhouse for planting and storage. The area is set up with an irrigation system, and the soil is healthy and nutrient-rich. There is a shared cold storage space that would be made … Continue reading Land Opportunity: 1/4 acre Market garden for lease in Abbotsford

LAND/BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY: 9.9 acre Cherry Orchard in Naramata, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on January 14, 2021

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 CC Orchards is a 9.9 acre conventional cherry orchard located on Naramata Rd at the border of Naramata & Penticton.  There are 3.5 acres of traditionally planted mature cherries (2 acres in Lapins, 1.2 acres in Stellas / Lamberts and the remaining in Vans, Rainiers, Sweethearts) with an additional 3 acres that could be further developed either as orchard or vegetables gardens.  The remaining 3.4 acres are taken … Continue reading LAND/BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY: 9.9 acre Cherry Orchard in Naramata, BC

LAND & WORK-TRADE OPPORTUNITY: 5-ACRE FARM IN SOUTH SURREY

Posted by Darcy Smith on January 06, 2021

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 is a unique opportunity for a work-for-rent arrangement where rent would be paid for by providing labour on our 5-acre farm. We are seeking a property/farm caretaker who will help undertake basic animal husbandry duties and general property maintenance in exchange for highly reduced or complimentary rent. We operate a small, environmentally certified, hobby farm with sheep, goats, bees, pigs, chickens and other exotic birds on 5 … Continue reading LAND & WORK-TRADE OPPORTUNITY: 5-ACRE FARM IN SOUTH SURREY

JAN 12, 2021: Farm Transition Appreciation Day

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 05, 2021

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The first-ever Farm Transition Appreciation Day (FTADay) is taking place online and on farms across Canada on January 12, 2021! What is Farm Transition Appreciation Day? FTADay celebrates all the steps in farm transition planning – from encouraging the first conversations to signing your wills. No matter where families are on the transition journey, all generations of farmers can take advantage of the free learning opportunities being offered by experts on farm transition planning and communication issues on Jan 12. These virtual webinars are organized by Farm Management Canada, sponsored by Farm Life Financials and with offerings from many in … Continue reading JAN 12, 2021: Farm Transition Appreciation Day