Ontario’s government is working for the people by investing more than $3.1 million in 13 agricultural companies in the northeast, creating or retaining 39 jobs.
“By investing in agricultural projects that stimulate growth and innovation, we are reinforcing the north’s competitive advantage and sending a signal to the world that Northern Ontario is open for business and open for jobs,” said Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines.
- $607,462 for Golden Acres in Thornloe to expand its dairy farm by building a new barn, renovating the existing barn and purchasing equipment.
- $546,843 for Loranlee Farms Ltd. in Earlton to expand its dairy farm by building a milking barn and heifer barn and purchasing equipment.
- $400,000 for Ferme Alfadair Ltee. in Earlton to expand its dairy farm by building a new barn and purchasing equipment.
- $400,000 for Flex Dairy Inc. in Armstrong to expand its dairy farm by upgrading a barn and purchasing equipment.
- $345,216 for Jackson Valley Farms in Harley to expand its dairy farm by building a new barn and purchasing equipment.
- $341,581 for Carnor Farms in Earlton to expand its dairy farm by building a new barn and purchasing equipment.
- $199,808 for McLean’s in Temiskaming Shores to establish a cash crop farm and animal feed operation by building an equipment storage shed and mechanical repair shop and purchasing grain storage bins.
- $148,806 for TECC Agriculture in New Liskeard to develop a mobile application to help farmers with their fertilizer and crop needs.
- $61,226 for Lilley Bee Apiaries Ltd. in Earlton to expand its beekeeping operation by building a climate-controlled facility where bees can be placed for the winter months.
- $59,494 for Charlton Angus Cattle Co. in Charlton to expand its organic beef farm by purchasing equipment and building a hay storage shed, utility shed, cattle handling facility and cement barnyard.
- $26,722 for Bear Path Farms in Matheson to establish a cattle farm.
- $23,352 for Walker’s Honey in New Liskeard to establish a beekeeping operation.
- $21,772 for Brad Noyes in Brethour to expand his forage-based beef farm by building an insulated farm equipment shop.
- Since June 2018, the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation has invested more than $82 million in 539 projects, creating or retaining over 1,400 jobs.
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