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
B.C. & Ontario Land Access Guide, Lease & License Templates
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!


Land Access Guide, Lease & License Templates, Water Manual

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 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. 

*NEW RESOURCE!* Metro Vancouver Water Use & Drainage 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.


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 FORUM NOV 9-19, 2020 – ONLINE!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on October 16, 2020

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Every fall, our land matchers look forward to our Land Linking Workshops, where we gather land seekers and landholders to network and talk land access. While we’re not meeting in person this year, we’re excited to offer our first annual online Land Forum!  WHEN: November 9 -19th, 2020  WHERE: Online on unceded Indigenous territories across what is today known as B.C. Join us from the comfort of your couch, office, tractor, compost heap – wherever you find yourself able to tune in! RSVP: Register for the Land Forum and you’ll get access to links for all the webinars. Register for … Continue reading LAND FORUM NOV 9-19, 2020 – ONLINE!

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Turn-Key Market Garden Farm Ready for You to Lease! – Qualicum Beach, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on October 15, 2020

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 We are a successful organic market garden farm (certification ended July 2020) operating for 9 seasons growing food on about 1 acre of land and keeping half an acre in cover crop. Our soil is gravely red loam. Our farm is located about 7 mins driving distance from the town of Qualicum Beach. The farm is fully fenced and the growing areas have deer fencing as well … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Turn-Key Market Garden Farm Ready for You to Lease! – Qualicum Beach, BC

JOB OPPORTUNITY: METRO VAN LAND MATCHER

Posted by Darcy Smith on October 15, 2020

Four sheep with text We're hiring! B.C. Land Matching Program

Young Agrarians is hiring a new Land Matcher for the Lower Mainland. Do you thrive working with people from diverse walks of life? Are you a networker and connector? If you’ve got that magic matchmaker quality – equal parts people skills, passion for local food systems, and computer-savvy project manager – we’d love to hear from you.  Region: Metro Vancouver & Fraser Valley Deadline for Applications: 5pm Monday, Nov 2, 2020. This position will start when we find the right candidate.  Young Agrarians is an educational resource network for new and young farmers in Canada that launched in 2012. In 2016, Young … Continue reading JOB OPPORTUNITY: METRO VAN LAND MATCHER

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 160 acres cleared land south of Prince George

Posted by Jolene Swain on October 07, 2020

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 Remote yet accessible to the airport and nearby amenities, this 160 acre parcel was cleared in the past couple years and features wild hay, grasses, and a good mix of shrubs for browsing. Surrounded by hills and mountains, the land also features a rivers, streams and the western border is a small lake and wetland. To the east is the larger Red Rock Lake. Accessible by a well … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 160 acres cleared land south of Prince George

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 20 acres of fenced pasture near McBride, BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on October 05, 2020

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 Just 3km from the town of McBride, this 20 acre pasture is well suited to small scale livestock production. The 20 acres is divided into two sections with sheep fencing around the perimeter including a strand of electric wire. Fences were installed in 2015 and are fully functional around the perimeter with a bit of maintenance needed on the cross fence. There is a shelter in one half … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 20 acres of fenced pasture near McBride, BC

FARM/BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY: Kelowna Free Graze Lamb, Kelowna, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on September 22, 2020

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 FARM Ceres Circle Farm is a 36.8 acre livestock farm with a provincial abattoir licensed for sheep, goats and poultry in Kelowna, BC. The farm includes approximately 30 acres of pasture, cross-fenced into paddocks for rotational grazing. Most of the pasture is sub-irrigated low-lying land in the flood plain of Mission Creek and includes sandy loam soil with areas of gravel and muck soil. There is also a hill with silty … Continue reading FARM/BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY: Kelowna Free Graze Lamb, Kelowna, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Fenced and Cross-Fenced Acreage with Barn – Courtenay, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on September 16, 2020

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 eight acre farm was used for horses by the previous owner, and is set up with a eight stall barn, indoor and outdoor riding rings and fencing and cross fencing across the property. The new, current landowner would like to make the space available for agriculture, particularly three fields to start with, each just over one acre in size, for a total of about three and … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Fenced and Cross-Fenced Acreage with Barn – Courtenay, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Quarter Acre Field for Farm Use – Cobble Hill, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on September 15, 2020

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 About a quarter acre of field space, easily accessible by driveway and close to a main road, yet tucked behind mature trees, is cleared and ready for use. The landowner is open to clearing additional space (perhaps up to an additional quarter acre) as well if needed, as well as erecting deer fencing. A high capacity well is available to the field for whatever irrigation is needed. … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Quarter Acre Field for Farm Use – Cobble Hill, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 acres for Organic Farming in Salmon Arm, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on September 11, 2020

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 whole gorgeous property is just under 20 acres, partially in the ALR. Some of the land is forested, some  is planted in productive permaculture and food systems and some is open fields full of potential!  The water for this property comes from the municipal system and there are hydrants located at various locations for hook up, but no irrigation infrastructure is in place for the portions of … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 acres for Organic Farming in Salmon Arm, BC

KINDRED FARM SANCTUARY IS LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME: SURREY, BC

Posted by Ashlee Brillert on September 08, 2020

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 KINDRED COMMUNITY FARM SANCTUARY In the words of Kindred’s founder and director, Keryn Denroche: “Kindred Farm Sanctuary is a humane and compassionate environment where people, animals and nature come together to improve the emotional and physical well-being of all members of our community. Our healing programs include a farm sanctuary which is a forever home for abused and neglected animals who become therapy animals, a garden to nourish the … Continue reading KINDRED FARM SANCTUARY IS LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME: SURREY, BC