Support for starting a farm in Nova Scotia

Starting Your Farm

Whether you're planning on becoming part of the agribusiness sector—or just farming to produce food for your own family—finding and choosing the right farm is one of the most important steps you can take.
Define your farm vision

Operating Your Farm

Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed by the nuts and bolts of starting a farm business – from choosing an enterprise to obtaining all the right business registrations to building a professional network, we’re here to help you every step of the way.
Creating a successful farm

Bringing Your
Products to Market

Whether you’re selling at a farmer’s market or exporting around the globe, we have resources that can help!
Selling your products

Support from

The Department of Agriculture is here to help support you in the development of your farm or food business.
Access experts and find the training you need

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THINKFARM provides introductory level resources for starting a farm in Nova Scotia. This website has information on defining your farm vision, business planning and regulations which apply to new farm businesses. It is a good starting point before accessing advisory services from the Department of Agriculture regional offices or Perennia Field Services staff.

THINKFARM was developed under Growing Forward 2 – an investment by federal, provincial, and territorial governments.