How does farmland protection support farmland viability in Ontario?
That was the question presenters and attendees tried to answer at the 14th annual Farmland Forum in Prince Edward County on April 5th, 2018.
Kim Grout from the Agricultural Land Commission in British Columbia started the day with an in depth view of the Agricultural Land Reserve and how it has protected over 4.6 million ha of agricultural land in the province since the 1970s.
Sara Epp closed out the day with an interactive look at the past, present, and future of farmland viability and protection in Ontario.
Click here to read the Proceedings from the day.
Click on the titles below to see each of the presentations throughout the day.
British Columbia’s Experience in Farmland Protection and Viability: Perspectives and Experiences from the Agricultural Land Commission – Kim Grout, RPP, CEO, Agricultural Land Commission
LEAR: A Method for Determining Prime Agricultural Designations in Prince Edward County – Paul Walsh, RPP, Manager of Planning, Prince Edward County
Harvesting the Benefits of Agricultural Advisory Committees: Perspectives from Halton Region – Anna Demarchi-Meyers, Agricultural Liaison Officer, Halton Region
Community Improvement Plans: Aligning fiscal tools, land use regulations, and processes to support rural business and tourism in Haldimand County – Craig Manley, RPP, General ManagerPlanning & Economic Development, Haldimand County
Provincial Policy Perspectives: How the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is Promoting Integration of Farmland Protection and Viability – Helma Geerts, RPP, Policy Advisor, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Viable Farmland: Ontario’s Past, Present, and Future – Sara Epp, PhD Candidate and Sessional Lecturer, University of Guelph
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