Starting a Farm in Prince Edward Island

If you want to establish a farm in PEI it may be helpful to consult the Guide for Beginning Farmers on Prince Edward Island before you make any financial or production decisions. This convenient agricultural resource outlines the support, training and services offered to help new and transitioning farmers create a profitable and sustainable farm business.

This resource is available below in English, Mandarin and Persian.

What information is contained in the Guide for Beginning Farmers on Prince Edward Island?

The guide directs you to the people in the agricultural industry who can assist you with your farming venture. It provides links to services, programs and resources and contains other helpful information related to the following:

  • planning steps for setting up your farm;
  • regulations, licences and requirements, i.e. food safety, animal traceability, land use, soil conservation and pesticide use;
  • commodities and production methods, i.e. livestock, crop farms, specialty products and organic farming;
  • training opportunities, i.e. Future Farmer Program, Business Development Program
  • tax relief.

Download the Guide for Beginning Farmers

Published date: 
July 31, 2017
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General Inquiries

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
5th Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street,
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PEI   C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 368-4880
Fax: (902) 368-4857

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1-866-PEI FARM (734-3276)

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