Growing Your Farm Profits: Planning for Business Success

Social Responsibility Resources

Long term farming depends on meeting today's needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The three components of social responsibility are environmental stewardship, community involvement and industry involvement.

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)
Agricultural Information Contact Centre
Tel. 1-877-424-1300

Environmental Stewardship

Environmental Farm Plan Workshop
Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association
Tel. 1-800-265-9751

Ontario Grower Pesticide Safety Course
c/o Ridgetown College, University of Guelph, Ridgetown, ON N0P 2C0
Tel. 1-519-674-1580 or toll-free 1-800-652-8573

Community Involvement

Local Community Futures Development Corporations

  • Local Chambers of Commerce
  • Boards of Trade
  • Business Improvement Associations
  • Municipal Economic Development Departments

Industry Level Involvement

Rural Ontario Institute

  • Provides rural leadership development

Effective Organizations

  • Information to help develop effective organizations including communicating effectively, financial management and fundraising, managing meetings and volunteers, working with groups and etc.

The following OMAFRA staff contributed to the development of the Growing Your Farm Profits Social Responsibility section:

Nick Betts
Business Management Specialist

Julie Poirier-Mensinga
Agriculture Development Advisor

For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300