B.C. TRANSITION TOOLKIT FOR NON-FAMILY FARM TRANSFER
Young Agrarians Co-Founder & Executive Director: Sara Dent
B.C. Land Matching Program Manager & Transition Toolkit Project Manager: Darcy Smith
Contributing Writers & Editors: Darcy Smith, Sara Dent, Dana Penrice, Tessa Wetherill, Hailey Troock, Jolene Swain, Azja Jones Martin, Alex Pulwicki, Ashlee Brillert
Photo Credits: Sara Dent, Ayla Amano, Tessa Wetherill, Michael Marrapese, COABC, Horse Lake Farm Co-op, Madrona Farm, Claremont Ranch Organics
Illustrations: Janice Wu | janice-wu.com
THANK YOU TO THE REAL ESTATE FOUNDATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA FOR FUNDING THIS TOOLKIT
It takes a village to write a transition toolkit! Special thanks to Darcy Smith for being the lead project manager, writer and editor, and to the land matching team for nurturing its creation.
Thank you to all of the farmers, organizations, collaborators and funders who participated, and shared their knowledge and guidance. We are especially grateful to Madrona Farm, Claremont Ranch Organics, and Horse Lake Farm Co-op for sharing their transition stories in detail.
We couldn’t have compiled this toolkit without the excellent transition resources, expertise and contributions of Dawn Morrison, MNP LLP, Leonard Marriott at North Valley Law, Farm Credit Canada, Farm Management Canada, Elaine Froese, Practical Farmers of Iowa, Fenske Financial Consulting, Basin Business Advisors, B.C. Co-operatives Association, B.C. Foodlands Co-operative, B.C. Association of Farmers Markets, the Certified Organic Associations of B.C. and more. Thank you to L’ARTERRE in Quebec and Land for Good in the U.S. for their continued leadership in the farmland access and transition space.