Kawartha Lakes - Economic Development
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Agriculture

Agriculture is a key aspect of life in Kawartha Lakes. The economic activity generated by agriculture and related businesses, through employment as well as the buying and selling of goods and services, significantly strengthens our communities.

The major commodity groups, based on percentage of total gross farm receipts, include:

  • beef cattle

  • dairy

  • soybeans

  • corn

  • wheat and other grains and oilseeds

  • sheep and goats

Every dollar worth of agricultural products sold ads $2.20 to our regional economy.

Physical characteristics of the area are suited to livestock operations requiring forage and pasture lands but all commodities benefit from a strong agricultural service network.

The agricultural economy in Kawartha Lakes is made up not only of farms but also of related businesses, including manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers. The Agri-food System benefits from many service and support businesses such as feed and farm supply, large animal veterinarians, farm equipment and financial services.

An Agricultural Impact and Development Study was completed in 2006 and has been followed by the Kawartha Lakes Agricultural Action Plan released in the fall of 2010.

For Further information regarding the agricultural sector, please contact:

Email Kelly Maloney, Agriculture Development Officer, 705-324-9411 Ext. 1208

 

 

180 Kent St. W, Lindsay, OntarioK9V 2Y6
Phone 705-324-9411
Toll Free 1-866-397-6673

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