Information for Advisors

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 have been 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.

Click on the following links to read more about each topic.

Understanding Farmland Easements
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)
Conservation Easements for Agricultural Land Use (OMAFRA Fact Sheet)
The Potential for Use of Farmland Conservation Agreements in Ontario, 2009L’utilité éventuelle des servitudes de conservation des terres agricoles en Ontario, 2009