Agriculture

“We have protected important areas of land for future agricultural development and production. Our agricultural heritage is enhanced through diversification and innovation in the sustainable use of agricultural land. We have a robust industry characterized by ongoing stability, viability and best practice, and we are recognized as leaders in the agricultural sector.”

agriculture principle

Identify and continue to protect valuable agricultural land.

  • Identify and prioritize agricultural lands for protection
  • Use regulations and programs, such as land banking, to protect agricultural land

Encourage a diverse blend of adaptive, dynamic farms and farming, reflecting a range of sizes, practices, production capabilities and products.

  • Identify agricultural sector priorities for future variations in farms and farming
  • Develop regulations that are flexible and enable existing and potential variations infarming - sizes, practices, production capabilities and products

Enable knowledge and business transfers between established farmers and new farmers.

  • Establish partnerships aimed at attracting and supporting new farmers,
    newcomers and youth in farming and related businesses
  • Enable farm succession and business transfer between established farmers and
    new farmers, newcomers and youth.

Become leaders in agriculture by creating a regional environment that supports innovation in a broad range of farming practices.

  • Establish partnerships aimed at attracting and supporting new farmers, newcomers and youth in farming and related businesses

Forge a deeper understanding of agriculture within the community through access to healthy, affordable, locally produced food.

  • Support initiatives that bring citizens and farmers together to discuss current and
    future agricultural needs in the community
  • Engage educational partners to support agricultural curriculum and learning
    within the school system
  • Identify locations for small-scale urban farming within communities

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