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York Region Celebrates Canadian Agriculture Day

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Canada’s Agriculture Day is a time to celebrate and recognize the importance of agriculture in our communities and create a closer connection between where food comes from and the people who produce it.

York Region is home to a vibrant agri-food cluster, with more than 700 farm-based businesses and 270 food and beverage manufacturers and distributors that contribute to the Region’s economic vitality and unique agricultural history. The broader agri-food sector in York Region, everything from farms to processors and grocery stores, provides approximately 57,000 jobs and generates an economic impact of more than $6 billion.

Supporting the farming community remains a priority for York Regional Council. Since 2001, The York Region Agricultural Advisory Liaison Group has been working to support the industry and develop the Agriculture and Agri-Food Strategy that Council endorsed in September 2017. This strategy provides direction for the long-term growth of the sector and guides policy development and initiatives.

York Region recognizes the importance of our agri-food industry and our local farms, and we remain committed to strengthening this vital sector.

Tweet what you eat to let your friends know how you support the York Region agriculture scene. Use hashtag loveyr and share your love of food with us.

Did you know?

Corn, soybeans and wheat are the largest field crops produced in York Region, covering over 64,000 acres of production.




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