Farm advisors have an important role in supporting farmland owners to achieve their goal of permanently protecting their farmland for agricultural uses in the long-term.
Each farm and each farmland owner has their own unique situation that may make donating a farmland easement financially beneficial.
The following resources were created for farm advisors to support them in helping their clients make informed choices about farmland protection as part of their farm business, succession, and estate planning.
If you have any additional questions, please contact us.
Farm Advisor Resources:
Farmland Easement Agreements web page
Donations of Farmland web page
Environment Canada’s Ecological-Gifts Program (Eco-Gifts)
The Conservation Land Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.28
Accountant’s Checklist to Assess Tax Benefits (please contact Ontario Farmland Trust to request a copy)
Sample Farmland Easement Agreement (please contact Ontario Farmland Trust to request a copy)