Agriculture

Agriculture Sector Initiative

Over the last year GEDC has been approached by several interested parties looking for information on the Agriculture Sector and possibilities in the Greenstone area. As a result we approached Ms. Kendal Donahue, Ontario Agriculture Development Advisor, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Thunder Bay, to do a presentation at our 2018 AGM.  The presentation discussed the steps that stakeholders can take to gain further insight on this sector and spoke about other projects in the North. 

Our objective is to increase public awareness and encourage agriculture sector business development in the Greenstone region;  this will be done through the assistance and guidance of OMAFRA and in collaboration with the Municipality of Greenstone. We launched an agriculture information page on our website to assist those interested in agricultural ventures.  There are currently some hobbyists / home based businesses in this sector in Greenstone.  GEDC is presently gathering information and researching agricultural potential in Greenstone. Stay tuned for updates!

Below are links to Ms. Donahue's presentation, Agriculture Economic Development Guide and Northern Ontario Agri-Food Strategy:

Presentation
Developing Agriculture Potential  

Agriculture Economic Development Guide
http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/landuse/aed.pdf

Northern Ontario Agri-Food Strategy
http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/northernagrifood/noas.htm

Other Links:

Starting a Farm in Northern Ontario Course
http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/northernagrifood/ed.htm

Starting a Farm in Ontario - Business Information Bundle for New Farmers
http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/busdev/newentrant/newent.htm

Attention Entrepreneurs and Hobbyists

  • Have a greenhouse and want to expand? GEDC can help via business financing...
  • Have a hobby farm and need to get word out there? Call us today.
  • Have potatoes, carrots etc. for sale? Call us we want to know
  • Help us let the public know what’s available…eggs, chaga tea, vegetables, preserves, plants...
  • Are you a small store who distributes local produce and want to expand your product line to include regional foods…there maybe opportunities for you.
  • Are you an agriculture based business servicing Greenstone and need more exposure? Contact us to get your story in our Newsletter and/or on our Website!

As part of our information gathering and research stage we will be publishing a quarterly story on local / regional services availablein Greenstone   Want your story in the next Newsletter? Call 807-854-2273 or email info@gedc.ca

December 2018