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
Alberta Land Access Support
Land Access Guides, Lease & Licence Templates, Transition Toolkit
Canada Online Tools for Finding & Listing Land
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 214 matches on over 9,225 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 email@example.com to see how we can support you!
Do you have farmland in Alberta to offer a farmer? Are you seeking land to start or grow your farm business? Alberta Land Access Support can help. Young Agrarians provides 1:1 coaching on various land arrangement options, assists you to develop your vision and communicate your goals, needs and expectations, and helps circulate your opportunity through our online network.
Young Agrarians facilitates Land Access events 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. Our land events have been hosted from Vancouver Island to Alberta. To check out our calendar of activities, visit our Events Page!
Online Land Access Resources
Young Agrarians Land Access Guides: Theses guides 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. If you are in B.C. we strongly recommend that you connect with a land matcher to get support prior to using one for your own land sharing agreement.
- YA Alberta Land Access Guide: This guide has been developed in partnership with Organic Alberta, thanks to funding from the Alberta Real Estate Foundation.
- YA British Columbia Land Access Guide
- YA Ontario Land Access Guide: The 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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com with questions and to see if we can support you.
Posted by Darcy Smith on May 20, 2022
Young Agrarians is hiring a Land Matcher for the Vancouver Islands & Gulf Islands region of B.C. Location: Vancouver Island Deadline for Applications: Monday, June 13, 2022 at 12pm PST. This position will start when we find the right candidate. 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. The Land Matcher role requires an individual who is process-oriented, has excellent communication and project … Continue reading WE’RE HIRING! LAND MATCHER – VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C. →
Posted by Fai Hui on May 19, 2022
We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at firstname.lastname@example.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This 5 acre property in Aldergrove is available for farming. The acreage is flat, on higher ground (does not flood) and has been cleared to receive full day sun. There is an operational well and electricity is available. The property is fenced and has a turn-around driveway for easy access. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The landholder is making the land available to a vegetable, flower … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 5 ACRES OF FARMLAND IN ALDERGROVE – LANGLEY, BC →
Posted by Fai Hui on May 18, 2022
We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at email@example.com to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND 3 acres of this 5 acre property in Surrey near 56 Ave. and 160 St. is available for farming. The land has access to municipal water and electricity. The owners live and operate a business on the property. The land has a poly-tunnel structure (the poly needs to be replaced). There is a sizeable chicken coop suitable for egg-laying hens and a small … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 ACRES OF FARMLAND FOR MIXED USE – SURREY, BC →
Posted by Azja Jones Martin on May 17, 2022
We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at firstname.lastname@example.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND Two areas on this quiet, rural property are available for production. Both are easily accessible from the property’s driveway. – Approximately 1/4 acre field space at the back of the property is adjacent to woodland and currently unmanaged. Vegetation is grasses and a few small bushes. The area is partially livestock fenced, and water access is from a productive dug well. The land is mostly flat … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Space on Quiet Property for Food Production – Duncan, BC →
Posted by Morgan Kitchen on May 13, 2022
We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at email@example.com to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND Does a market garden in Northern BC align with your farming goals? Available is a 4.42 acre farm complete with established gardens in Fort Nelson – a community in northeast British Columbia within the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality. The community has a year-round weekly farmers market. The farm consists of a lot of open lawn, and a lot of forested yard. Gardens ready to be planted include approximate … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Market Garden in Fort Nelson, BC →
Posted by Morgan Kitchen on May 13, 2022
We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at firstname.lastname@example.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND Located roughly 45 minutes outside the town of Quesnel is a 5 acre farm with housing, established garden space and greenhouse, as well as set up for small scale livestock production. The landowner has grown food for personal consumption and raised sheep, hogs and poultry on the property. Some fencing requires repair/new wire strung but the posts are in place. The home available on the property requires some … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 5 acre farm outside Quesnel, BC →
Posted by Morgan Kitchen on May 13, 2022
We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at email@example.com to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND Located outside Boston Bar in North Bend, this 5 acre farm in prime agriculture area of the Fraser Canyon welcomes new farmers and their agriculture business venture! Just 3 hours from the city of Vancouver allows for a variety of different market channel opportunities for your business farming in this region. Historically a guest ranch this farm is ready for new farmers to operate their agriculture business. An … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 5 acre farm near Boston Bar, BC →
Posted by Morgan Kitchen on May 06, 2022
You’re invited to an outdoor Land Social at Pure Pastures Regenerative Farm in Rose Prairie, B.C. (near Fort St John). If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about and interested in learning more about the farm, join us for the event! Be inspired and learn about the incredible regenerative farming that can be done in a farm coop! Pure Pastures Regenerative Farm is looking for like minded farmers to join their new regenerative farm coop and operate their own farm enterprise in a cooperative setting. We’ll tour Pure Pastures Regenerative Farm and their cattle and farm … Continue reading JULY 9, 2022: ROSE PRAIRIE, BC – Land Social at Pure Pastures Regenerative Farm →
Posted by Azja Jones Martin on May 06, 2022
You’re invited to an outdoor Land Social at Hayward Farms in Mill Bay, B.C.! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about – or just want to check out what your local farmers are up to – join us for the event. Come learn from leasing farmers Ron and Morgan about Hayward Farms, a mixed livestock and vegetable operation on 22 acres of leased land. Established in 2017 in Sooke, the business is now in its sixth year. Ron and Morgan were looking to relocate their business from their original site when they reached out for … Continue reading JUNE 5, 2022: Mill Bay, BC – Land Social at Hayward Farms →
Posted by Jolene Swain on May 02, 2022
We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at firstname.lastname@example.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND Nestled in an oxbow of the Fraser River, this 148 acres in the stunning Robson Valley consists of 40+ acres of hay, 5 acres of pasture adjacent to the residence, and the remaining acreage in rough pasture and forest. The land is home to mixed livestock and small scale vegetable production, including sheep, cows, and poultry. The landowners occupy the main residence on the farm but there is … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Farmstead opportunity in the Robson Valley, BC →