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Goals:

To constrain development to protect agricultural land and the rural community environment.

To support the agricultural community.

Action Items:

Form a committee to promote the Town's agricultural sector; develop educational programs/opportunities for the public to learn about agriculture.

Encourage closer links with the agricultural community and develop new partnership opportunities.

Encourage the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury and community organizations to develop a position statement on the importance of providing support for agriculture and rural programs.

Actively promote the implementation of Best Management Practices to producer groups and related industries; incorporate a Best Management Plan workshop or a speaker into Simcoe 
        County Ag. Info. Days (beef, dairy, crop, swine); promote the cost benefits of "new" Best   
        Management Plans.

Boost educational programs in schools to increase the understanding of Best Management Plans.

Provide Training programs to support and project the success of the following: eco-tourism, niche markets, pick-your-own, farm holidays with bed & breakfasts, and equestrian trails.

Improve water quailty by restricting livestock access to waterways, developing manure storage facilities, and/or minimizing cropland erosion.

Encourage all "nutrient users" to prepare a Nutrient Management Plan.

Potential Partners:

4H and Junior Farmers
Agriculture Canada
Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario
Community Organizations
Conservation Authorities
County of Simcoe
Federation of Ontario Bed and Breakfast
Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Ministry of Environment
Ministry of Tourism and Recreation
Nottawasaga Futures
Ontario Federation of Agriculture
Producer Groups/Agricultural Businesses
Rural Associations
Rural Secretariat
Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture
Soil and Crop Improvement Groups
Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury

 

 
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