Nova Scotia Farm Discovery Tool
Developed in partnership with the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture, Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc.
We are here to support you. Here, you will find a comprehensive collection of business management resources developed to support new farm business owners and those interested in entering the agricultural industry as a farm owner in Nova Scotia.
We’ll start by identifying the Nova Scotia county you currently farm in or intend to farm in and commodities of interest from the drop down menus below. Next select the topic(s) of interest from the categories provided. Feel free to make multiple selections at any point.
If you are new to farming or the province of Nova Scotia, there are some considerations that may be beneficial for you to reflect on before beginning. Click the button to the right to learn more.
For Your Consideration
Are you a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident? There are certain restrictions on non-residents and foreign nationals owning farmland in Canada. To register your farm business, you must legally be able to own a business in Nova Scotia. For more information on immigrating to Canada, visit the Canadian Immigration website.
The Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) is a non-profit organization that provides settlement and integration services to immigrants who are in or are destined for communities across Nova Scotia.
If you have recently purchased, or are intending to purchase farmland in Nova Scotia, there are certain aspects of the land you should consider. Ask yourself the following questions: What do I intend to farm and is it a viable option on my land? Are there any zoning or municipal bylaw restrictions? Have I taken a recent soil sample? Is the land close to the amenities I will require in my farm business? If you need support answering these questions, get in touch with your NSDA Regional Office.
Not sure where to start?
Check out the Guide for Beginning Farmers in Nova Scotia or get in touch with your regional Agriculture Extension Coordinator!