Farmland Protection

The Ontario Farmland Trust’s Farmland Protection Program is the foundation of the organization’s work, permanently protecting farmland by working directly with farmers and other rural landowners to ensure their land remains available for agricultural and conservation uses in the long-term.

OFT is the only land trust in Ontario that offers the unique service of protecting the agricultural values of farm properties in addition to the protection of natural features.

By donating land to the Ontario Farmland Trust or working with the Trust to establish farmland easement agreements on their properties, landowners can have a direct say in the future use of their land and be given the assurance that their farms will be protected from future housing developments, aggregate pits and quarries, dumps and other non-agricultural uses.

Click here to learn more about How to Protect Your Farm.

Distribution of the Ontario Farmland Trust’s Agricultural Land Protection Projects (2015)