Covid Update: While our office is closed to the public, staff remain available by email & phone during our regular business hours

Activities and Projects

South Simcoe Agriculture Action Plan

Partners:   

NCEDC, NT Temps Inc., County of Simcoe, Township of Adjala-Tosorontio, Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, Town of Innisfil, Town of New Tecumseth, Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture, Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario, Holland Marsh Growers Association 

Goals:   

The objective of this initiative is to strengthen the agricultural sector within South Simcoe to enable the sustainability of not only this sector, but to enhance the opportunities of the existing food processors within the region and enable the attraction of additional food processors to complete the cluster.

Events and Projects supporting the identified goal in 2020 include:  the Simcoe County Agricultural Business Retention and Expansion survey; the annual AgKnowledge Forum; support for the farm operator and partnership in various committees supporting the Agricultural sector and food entrepreneurship.

Status:   

In 2021 the AgKnowledge Forum went virtual.  The forum focused on Farm Safety, Mental Health and Funding Opportunities. Our goal was to provide tools for the farmer to overcome the challenges of COVID-19.  There were 38 people in attendance.