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Canada: Surrey, BC launches ‘land-linking’ website focusing on farming

Friday, February 17, 2017 14:36
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A map from a new “land-leasing” website, created by the City of Surrey in partnership with a Young Agrarians group.— Image Credit: FarmableNOW.ca

“The cost of buying land in the Lower Mainland is high. Resources like this one are going to help more farmers access land.”

By Amy Reid
Surrey Now
Feb 16, 2017

Excerpt:

A website that’s been almost two years in the making aims to change Surrey’s agricultural future for the better.

The new “land-linking” website, created by the City of Surrey and a Young Agrarians group, aims to connect landowners with farmers.

But fourth generation Surrey farmer Mike Bose says the website (FarmableNOW.ca) is a lot more than that.

In addition to helping connect farmers with people who are leasing agricultural land, it also provides resources, like how to create a business plan, and connects newbies to companies that deal in things like equipment, fertilizer and seed.

“It’s a way to link people not just to land, but to link people to all of the pieces of the industry they will need,” explained Bose (pictured), who serves as vice-chair of the city’s Agriculture and Food Safety Advisory Committee.

Read the complete article here.



Source: http://www.cityfarmer.info/2017/02/17/canada-surrey-bc-launches-land-linking-website-focusing-on-farming/

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