Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture

Farm Registration

Farm Registration Renewals

Farm Registration is renewed annually on April 1st. If you have previously registered your farm, you should receive registration renewal documents from the Department of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. Farmers need to update any information and complete the remaining sections.

Check the box in Section 5 to ensure your NSFA membership and fill in your affiliated County. There is no additional charge for your NSFA membership and a portion of your fee will be returned to your local County Federation to support their work.

If you are registering a new farm business, please see the Registration Forms section of this website.

 What are the benefits of registering my farm?

  • Access to farm assistance programs (EFP, AgriStability, Homegrown Success)
  • Access to veterinary services and herd health
  • No tax on marked diesel fuel
  • Zero taxation on farm land

What are the benefits of being a member of NSFA?

  • Newsletters and Reports
  • Annual General Meeting
  • Access to staff and office resources
  • Services and promotions

What does the Federation do for me?

  • Recognized voice of agriculture
  • Public policy
  • Research
  • Legislative and regulatory reviews
  • ‘Watchdog’ and lobby group
  • Linkage to National issues

Registration Forms

The 2018/19 Farm Registration Renewals are now available!

You can complete the entire farm registration process online.

You may also mail your Farm Registration or register in person at any Access Nova Scotia location.

Fee Structure

Farm Registration Fees

Gross Farm Receipts Fee
< $29,999 $175
$30,000 – $99,999 $400
$100,000 – $499,999 $600
$500,000 – $999,999 $850
$1,000,000 or more $975

Farm Registration – Frequently Asked Questions

What does my registration pay for?
Registration fees provide funding for the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture (NSFA). Following a change in the Farm Registration Act, refunds of fees are no longer an option. All registration fees will remain with the NSFA.

Do I receive any documentation as a result of registering?
A wallet size farm registration card is sent to the client once the application is processed.

How long does it take to get registration documentation?
Approximately six weeks, keeping in mind there are periods in which there is an influx of applications so some delays may occur. If you experience a delay longer than six weeks please contact Farm Registrar at 893-6510.

What do I do if I have changes to my business information?
Changes to the business name, address, partners, should be reported to Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations at 1-800-670-4357.

I purchased an existing farm which has been registered, what do I do?
Since farm ownership has changed you will have to submit a new application for registration, and a new farm registration card will be issued.

Where can I get more information on farm assistance programs?
By visiting or by calling Programs and Business Risk Management at 1-902-893-6510.


  1. Pictou North Colchester Federation of Agriculture Annual Meeting

    October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Progressive Agriculture Safety Day

    October 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  3. Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference

    October 27 @ 8:00 am - October 29 @ 5:00 pm
  4. Hants County Federation of Agriculture Annual Meeting

    October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Kings County Federation of Agriculture Annual Meeting

    November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


7 Atlantic Central Drive
East Mountain, N.S.
B6L 2Z2

Phone – 902-893-2293
Fax – 902-893-7063