Halton Agricultural Advisory Committee

The Halton Agricultural Advisory Committee advises and assists the Region in its effort to develop and maintain a permanently secure, economically viable agricultural industry as an important component of Halton’s economic base.

Specific activities include:

  • Advising Regional Council, through the Planning and Public Works Standing Committee, on matters affecting agriculture in Halton.
  • Representing Halton’s agricultural industry, its farmers, farm organizations and agricultural farm support industries.
  • Soliciting and co-ordinating the interests and concerns of Halton’s agricultural industry, its farmers, farm organizations and agricultural farm support industries and communicate those interests and concerns to Halton Regional Council.
  • Informing individuals, groups and businesses of Regional agricultural goals, objectives and policies.
  • Recommending studies necessary to help resolve agricultural problems and/or improve agricultural conditions.
  • Reviewing studies, plans, and proposals as may be referred to the Committee and commenting on their agricultural impact.
  • Recommending alternative solutions, approaches and plans for the development and maintenance of agriculture in Halton, within the scope of the mandate, responsibilities and financial capabilities of the Region.
  • Advising and assisting the Region in the implementation of Halton’s agricultural goals, objectives and policies.

Composition

The Committee includes:

  • 2 Regional Councillors, at least one of whom is from the Planning and Public Works Committee
  • A maximum of 4 representatives from the Halton Federation of Agriculture
  • 1 representative each from the following agricultural organizations:
    • Halton Soil and Crop Improvement Association
    • Halton Wentworth Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association
    • Halton Peel Cattlemen’s Association
    • Halton Junior Farmers
    • Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association
  • 2 citizen members selected from the equine section in Halton
  • Between 2 - 4 citizen members of the agricultural community at large

Frequency of Meetings

  • First Tuesday of each month  

Council Membership

Contact

Stirling Todd, Senior Planner
E-mail: Stirling.Todd@halton.ca
Tel: 905-825-6000 Ext. 7186
Toll Free: 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866) Ext. 7186