A farm or ranch unit:

  • Generally encompasses all the farming or ranching activities associated with a single Federal Business Number (formally known as the GST number);
  • Encompasses all the agricultural activities usually associated with the farm unit;
  • Normally includes all contiguous farm parcels but might also include remote parcels;
  • May include land leased for a term equal to or exceeding five years;
  • May include Crown lease land but not Crown license land;
  • May include more than one agricultural enterprise; and,
  • May consist of more than one owner.

What constitutes a “farm unit” is generally evident and determined by the Advisor during the producers on farm visit. If an Advisor is uncertain of what constitutes a “farm unit,” they may seek assistance from IAF staff.