Agricultural Land Leasing

eventbrite-pictureFollowing our successful Agricultural Land Lease Workshop series in October and November, we have collated the following resources:

Overview of Agricultural Land Commission Policies of Interest – Policy documents include the legal language first followed by the interpretation information.

  1. Homesite Severance on ALR Lands alc.gov.bc.ca/assets/alc/assets/legislation-and-regulation/policies/alc_-_policy_11_-_homesite_severance_on_alr_lands_final.pdf
  2. Lease for a Retired Farmer – Zone 2 alc.gov.bc.ca/assets/alc/assets/legislation-and-regulation/policies/alc_-_policy_23_-_lease_for_a_retired_farmer_zone_2_final.pdf

Farm Land Valuation Schedules – for the most up to date information for your area (most likely sorted by School District) please contact your local BC Assessment Office (#200 – 1488 4th Ave in Prince George OR 1-866-825-8322 –phone for all offices)

Website for Land Linkinghttp://llaf.ca/

Young Agrarians Lease Templatehttp://youngagrarians.org/download/3103/

BC Farmland Lease Workbook – a tool to help in preliminary discussions between farmland seekers and farmland owners and includes a series of questions that will help both parties have a better understanding of their own demands and expectations. www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/farming-natural-resources-and-industry/agriculture-and-seafood/farm-management/farm-business-management/farmland_lease_workbook_final.pdf

BC Farm Business Advisory Services Program  – an overview of this cost-share program can be found at www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/farming-natural-resources-and-industry/agriculture-and-seafood/programs/gf2/bk-sa/farm-business-advisory-service/fba_program_overview_october_2015.pdf   For more information on this program or for a “Taking Stock” workbook, please contact Lavona Liggins at 250-614-7438 or Lavona.Liggins@gov.bc.ca

Guide for Agriculture Lease Agreements in British Columbia 2014 Edition – Background information on Land, Equipment and Livestock Leasing www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/farming-natural-resources-and-industry/agriculture-and-seafood/farm-management/farm-business-management/first-nations-agriculture/guide_for_agriculture_lease_agreements_bc.pdf  a limited number of hard copies are available from the Prince George AGRI office.