“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
Feb 16, 2017
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.