Staff in Agricultural Land Use Planning

Who we are

The Agricultural Land Use Policy team helps residents, municipalities and other governments, and consultants:

  • become familiar with provincial agricultural and rural land use policies
  • get interpretations and advice on agricultural and rural planning issues, whether for official plans, zoning by-laws, environmental assessments, lot creation, or aggregate resource license applications
  • access planning tools for permitted uses, defining prime agricultural areas and completing Minimum Distance Separation calculations
  • understand normal farm practices

Who to Contact

If you have a geographically-specific question related to a planning study or application, please contact the Rural Planner covering that territory:

Map of Agriculture Land Use Policy Team

Rural Planner - Eastern and Northeastern Ontario

John O'Neill
OMAFRA
59 Ministry Rd.
Box 2004
Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0
Phone: 613-258-8341
Fax: 613-258-8392

Rural Planner - Central-East and Northwestern Ontario

Jocelyn Beatty
OMAFRA
6484 Wellington Road 7 - Unit 10
Elora, ON N0B 1S0
Phone: 519-846-3405
Fax: 519-846-8178

Rural Planner - Central-West Ontario

Jackie Van de Valk
OMAFRA
6484 Wellington Road 7 - Unit 10
Elora, ON N0B 1S0
Phone: 519-846-3415
Fax: 519-846-8178

Rural Planner - Western Ontario

Carol Neumann
OMAFRA
6484 Wellington Road 7 - Unit 10
Elora, ON N0B 1S0
Phone: 519-846-3393
Fax: 519-846-8178

Rural Planner - Southwestern Ontario

Drew Crinklaw
OMAFRA
667 Exeter Road
London, ON N6E 1L3
Phone: 519-873-4085
Fax: 519-873-4062

For Ontario-wide agricultural or rural information and land-use planning tools, please contact:

Manager of Environmental and Land Use Policy

David Cooper
OMAFRA Environmental and Land Use Policy
3rd Floor S
1 Stone Road, Guelph, ON N1G 4Y2
Phone: 519-826-3117
Fax: 519-826-3109
Toll Free: 1 888 466-2372

Policy Advisor

John Turvey
OMAFRA Environmental and Land Use Policy
3rd Floor S
1 Stone Road, Guelph, ON N1G 4Y2
Phone: 519-826-3555
Fax: 519-826-3109

Policy Advisor

Michele Doncaster
OMAFRA Environmental and Land Use Policy
3rd Floor S
1 Stone Road, Guelph, ON N1G 4Y2
Phone: 519-826-4369
Fax: 519-826-3109

Policy Advisor

Helma Geerts
OMAFRA Environmental and Land Use Policy
3rd Floor S
1 Stone Road, Guelph, ON N1G 4Y2
Phone: 519-826-6377
Fax: 519-826-3109

Policy Advisor

Arthur Churchyard
OMAFRA Environmental and Land Use Policy
3rd Floor S
1 Stone Road, Guelph, ON N1G 4Y2
Phone: 519-826-3380
Fax: 519-826-3109 


For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
Local: (519) 826-4047
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca
Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 22 July 2003
Last Reviewed: 12 December 2016