Young Agrarians, a farmer to farmer resource network, is hosting a Land Linking Workshop to assist farmland owners and land seekers with their vision for their land or future farm dream. On Sunday, December 1, 2019 at The HUB at Cowichan Station you can attend a Land Linking Workshop with Vancouver Island/Cowichan Land Matcher Azja Jones Martin and learn more about land lease arrangements through the B.C. Land Matching Program.
Land Linking workshops provide a great opportunity for landowners who are interested in leasing their land for farming to meet new farmers who are look for land to lease. A Land Linking Workshop hosted in Cobble Hill last November saw 65 attendees.
Economic Development Cowichan began working in partnership with Young Agrarians to promote the B.C Land Matching Program in the Cowichan region in 2018. Since the program was launched on Vancouver Island in August 2018, nearly 500 inquiries have been made, leading to 15 land matches on the island; eight of which have been in the Cowichan region. Four of those land matches have included onsite housing.
The B.C. Land Matching Program provides support and services to new farmers and landowners to better understand regulations, evaluate opportunities, access resources, and ultimately find a land match partner. The program is delivered by the Young Agrarians and addresses the significant barrier of access to land faced by those seeking to enter the B.C. agriculture industry.
The B.C. Land Matching Program is geared toward new farmers seeking land to set up their agricultural business and landowners looking for someone to farm their land. The first step in learning more about the program is to visit the Young Agrarians website at youngagrarians.org/land, and reach out to Vancouver Island Land Matcher, Azja, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The B.C. Land Matching Program is funded on Vancouver Island by the Province of British Columbia, with support from Cowichan Valley Regional District and the Real Estate Foundation of B.C.