Agriculture

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Ensuring the Future of Food Thrives Here

Agriculture plays an important role in Bruce County’s economy and rural identity. That said, protecting farmland and promoting farm business opportunities is a challenge for the future.

If we plan successfully , Bruce County will be a place where future generations of farmers continue to prosper. Our natural assets are finite, non-renewable resources and our agricultural lands are the foundation for food, fibre, the local food economy, agri-food exports and economic prosperity.

Good planning decisions now will help us support local food producers and expand their opportunities beyond our borders to create markets for a thriving, healthy agricultural community.


Land Use Topics We're Considering

The new Official Plan will consider new or revised policy for the following agricultural land use topics:

  • Mapping Prime Agricultural Area
  • Minimum size of new agricultural lots
  • Surplus farm dwelling severances
  • New residential lots in woodlots
  • Industrial and commercial uses on farms
  • Urban-agriculture edge planning
  • Cannabis production

There are 14 recommended policy directions for the land use topics listed above.

Review the policy directions in the Interim Report (found under the Document Library on this page) and get involved.


How to Get Involved

The project is just getting started and your input is needed to move forward.

STEP ONE: Read the Guide to Giving Feedback (found under the Document Library on this page).

The guide gives you — Bruce County residents, farmers and agri-business leaders — what you need to help plan the Bruce. After all, the future of Bruce County will be better through collaboration.

STEP TWO: Give input. Here's how:

  • Use the tools below to give input survey, Q&A and mapping tool.
  • Email planthebruce@brucecounty.on.ca
  • Mail your feedback to:

County of Bruce

Att: Mark Paoli

30 Park St.

Walkerton, ON

N0G 2V0


Stay Informed

Subscribe for email project updates to stay informed about the Plan the Bruce Agriculture project.

Ensuring the Future of Food Thrives Here

Agriculture plays an important role in Bruce County’s economy and rural identity. That said, protecting farmland and promoting farm business opportunities is a challenge for the future.

If we plan successfully , Bruce County will be a place where future generations of farmers continue to prosper. Our natural assets are finite, non-renewable resources and our agricultural lands are the foundation for food, fibre, the local food economy, agri-food exports and economic prosperity.

Good planning decisions now will help us support local food producers and expand their opportunities beyond our borders to create markets for a thriving, healthy agricultural community.


Land Use Topics We're Considering

The new Official Plan will consider new or revised policy for the following agricultural land use topics:

  • Mapping Prime Agricultural Area
  • Minimum size of new agricultural lots
  • Surplus farm dwelling severances
  • New residential lots in woodlots
  • Industrial and commercial uses on farms
  • Urban-agriculture edge planning
  • Cannabis production

There are 14 recommended policy directions for the land use topics listed above.

Review the policy directions in the Interim Report (found under the Document Library on this page) and get involved.


How to Get Involved

The project is just getting started and your input is needed to move forward.

STEP ONE: Read the Guide to Giving Feedback (found under the Document Library on this page).

The guide gives you — Bruce County residents, farmers and agri-business leaders — what you need to help plan the Bruce. After all, the future of Bruce County will be better through collaboration.

STEP TWO: Give input. Here's how:

  • Use the tools below to give input survey, Q&A and mapping tool.
  • Email planthebruce@brucecounty.on.ca
  • Mail your feedback to:

County of Bruce

Att: Mark Paoli

30 Park St.

Walkerton, ON

N0G 2V0


Stay Informed

Subscribe for email project updates to stay informed about the Plan the Bruce Agriculture project.

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