The BC Government is rolling out a new program to address the lack of affordable farmland in the province.
The BC Land Matching Program connects new and young farmers with local landowners.
Land Matchers will be assigned to farmlands across the province and work to create positive relationships between land owners and workers.
However BC’s Land Program manager Darcy Smith says the East Kootenay region currently does not have any land matchers.
Smith says land owners and new farmers should still reach out for aid regardless.
“I would encourage anyone across BC who has land or is looking for land to reach out,” Smith says. “There are other ways that we can support you, if a land matcher can’t be on site with you, we can offer other forms of support.”
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-Darcy Smith, BC’s Land Program Manager