Feeding our families
by strengthening our agriculture and agri–food businesses
Tay and Tiny Townships have been agricultural communities since the earliest settlers in this region, and they continue to live and promote the farming culture, even as the farming business evolves toward a greater degree of specialty and catering to healthier lifestyles. Still, there remains much opportunity to enhance the value of the crops and livestock, and add further value through agricultural supplies, services and processing.
More Than 170 Farms
Economic Value of Agriculture
The North Simcoe Agriculture sector adds $6.3 million in wages to the economy and 260 jobs. Agriculture production is booming in North Simcoe even though there is a slight decrease in jobs since 2011.
It is predicted that by 2024, the County of Simcoe population will increase by 11%! That’s an increase of 50,000 people in six years. We rely on the Agriculture sector not only for 3,745 jobs in the County, but also for providing local resources such as fresh crops and products for animals all around.
North Simcoe is home to 260 jobs in the Agriculture sector providing $84 million worth of exports for North Simcoe. Agriculture ranks as the ninth biggest exporter for the area.
Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Agriculture
What’s growing in North Simcoe
Oats for grain
Corn for grain
Barley for grain
Corn for silage
Farms by Industry Group
North Simcoe is home to a wide variety of crops, from barley to soybeans. Not only does this provide a wide variety of exports for the area, it also shows that Agriculture in North Simcoe continues to thrive.
Agricultural land analysis
- Land in crops 67% 67%
- Christmas trees, woodland & wetlands 22% 22%
- Natural land for pasture 6% 6%
- Tame or seeded pasture 5% 5%