The Future of Agriculture in Dufferin

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Did you know that 70% of the land in Dufferin County is Prime Agricultural Land?

These areas generally represent large connecting blocks of land that allow current and future opportunities for agriculture.

Here is how can you get involved:

  • Learn more about the MCR process! Read through the important links listed to the right of the screen.
  • Speak to your local municipal planners (your local expert) about prime agricultural land issues in your community. Speak up for prime ag land to prevent loss to development or growth.
  • Participate below! View the mapping tool to see where prime agricultural land has been designated and share your ideas about how we can continue to protect and preserve this important asset.




The County is currently reviewing the Official Plan and one of the Key areas when updating this document is to protect and preserve AGRICULTURE! This includes the Review of the Provincial Agricultural System Mapping with the local municipalities to determine what areas should be protected and where some conflicts and adjustments may be needed.

We want to hear your thoughts on protecting this important asset from urban development, as well as opportunities and challenges you see! You also have the opportunity to speak directly to your local municipality on this topic.


Did you know that 70% of the land in Dufferin County is Prime Agricultural Land?

These areas generally represent large connecting blocks of land that allow current and future opportunities for agriculture.

Here is how can you get involved:

  • Learn more about the MCR process! Read through the important links listed to the right of the screen.
  • Speak to your local municipal planners (your local expert) about prime agricultural land issues in your community. Speak up for prime ag land to prevent loss to development or growth.
  • Participate below! View the mapping tool to see where prime agricultural land has been designated and share your ideas about how we can continue to protect and preserve this important asset.




The County is currently reviewing the Official Plan and one of the Key areas when updating this document is to protect and preserve AGRICULTURE! This includes the Review of the Provincial Agricultural System Mapping with the local municipalities to determine what areas should be protected and where some conflicts and adjustments may be needed.

We want to hear your thoughts on protecting this important asset from urban development, as well as opportunities and challenges you see! You also have the opportunity to speak directly to your local municipality on this topic.

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Prime Agricultural Land Map

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The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has released the "Agricultural System Mapping" back in 2018. They have mapped out all prime agricultural areas across the Greater Golden Horseshoe area as well as candidate areas that can potentially become prime agricultural areas. We are asking you if there are any area that are not identified on the provincial mapping should be included as prime agricultural land and area that should opt out from the mapping. 

Please feel free to add pins directly at any location where you see should be opt in/out from the provincial agricultural system mapping. 

Place a pin on the location and indicate why this area should be designated (or not designated) as prime agricultural land.

The provincial mapping can be found at: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/landuse/agsys.jpg