Langley – Are you a farmer looking for land? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? Join to network, talk farm leases, and learn about how the B.C. Land Matching Program connects landowners with farmers in Metro Vancouver – Fraser Valley!
On Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 1-6pm, Young Agrarians will host a Lower Mainland Land Linking Workshop in the Township of Langley. The Land Linking workshop will be held at the George Preston Recreation Centre, 20699 42 Ave, Langley, BC. For more information and to register for this free event, visit http://youngagrarians.org/langleylandlink2018/ or call 604.730.0450 x 308.
Land Linking events combine a practical workshop on the ins and outs of land access agreements, outlining options such as leasing and licensing land, with networking to connect landowners and land seekers. Landowners from across the Lower Mainland who are interested in leasing land for farming, and new and young farmers who are looking for land opportunities to establish farm businesses, are encouraged to come learn and connect.
More than 80 farmland owners are interested in leasing out their land in Metro Vancouver – Fraser Valley, and 70 young farmers are currently seeking farmland to lease in the region, based on inquiries to the B.C. Land Matching Program in 2017 alone. Supporting new farmers in accessing land through non-traditional approaches such as leasing is an excellent way to ensure the next generation of farmers are able to establish productive farm operations, strengthening the region’s economy and ensuring the future of B.C.’s local food production.
For more information about the B.C. Land Matching program, visit youngagrarians.org/land.
Event: Young Agrarians Land Linking Workshop
When: 1pm – 6pm, Saturday, November 17, 2018
Where: George Preston Recreation Centre, 20699 42 Ave, Langley.