Plan the Bruce: 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

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.


You're Invited to Help Plan the Bruce

To plan for the health of agriculture in Bruce County for the next 25 years, we're planning now. Join the effort to create an outstanding Bruce County Official Plan. What do you want to see in our future?


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 Documents 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.

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.

For more in-depth information and research about the Agriculture project and recommended policy direction, read the Interim Report.


STEP TWO: Give input. Here's how:

County of Bruce

Att: Plan the Bruce - Agriculture

30 Park St.

Walkerton, ON

N0G 2V0


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  • If we plan successfully, Bruce County will be a place where future generations of farmers continue to prosper. Give your input and help plan for the health of agriculture in Bruce County.  


    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.

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