Huron County is one of the most agriculturally productive parts of Ontario. It enjoys a long history of successful agricultural development, and is a leader in the production of soybeans, corn, and hogs. Huron County is also emerging as a hub for the production of niche crops for specialty markets, and is home to a rapidly growing cluster of wineries and breweries. Robust “network” dynamics are also emerging, with many area restaurants integrating local producers into their supply chains.
With some of the best farmland in Canada, strong conventional livestock and cash crop operations, as well as orchards, greenhouses, and nurseries, agricultural entrepreneurs will find a place to grow in Huron County. Huron County Economic Development can connect your agri-business with networking organizations and events, crop specialty advisors, equipment sales and maintenance, financial services, and more.
Huron County Economic Development wants to help producers diversify their offerings, mitigate risk, and capture exciting new market opportunities. That’s why we’ve been conducting research on specialty agricultural products well suited to our climate, soil, and convenient location in Southwestern Ontario.
We’re proud to make available to the public five fully-featured business cases, which should give entrepreneurs the tools they need to develop business plans in any one of our specialty product areas.
Farm Succession and Transition Planning
Huron County is the most agriculturally productive County in Ontario, with 2,564 farms controlling total capital assets of over $12.2 billion. Yet only 14% of farm families have a written succession plan. That leaves over $10.3 billion dollars of capital unprotected by written multi-generational agreements. With the median age of farm operators being 57 years of age, this leaves Huron’s top sector in a vulnerable position.
How Can We Help?
Huron County is always excited to support new and innovative ideas and businesses.
We’re here to help!
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