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This section will provide a variety of information for those who farm or run a farming business. This section will provide information on grant opportunities, workshops and information relevant to agriculture in St.-Charles.


 Agricultural Library Click Here


 Funding/Grant Opportunities Click Here



Starting a Farm in Ontario - Business Information Bundle for New Farmers

Click Here

 Soil Map and Plant Hardiness Zones of St.-Charles

Click Here For soil maps of St.-Charles. From Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Click Here For Plant Hardiness Zone Maps of St.-Charles.

St-Charles is Plant Hardiness Zone 4a

Click Here For Agricultural Information Atlas


Crop and Livestock Information

Fruit Tree Nurseries in Ontario click here

Specialty crop opportunities click here

Agriculture Information Sheet for Northern Ontario

Contains information on crops and livestock being produced in Northern Ontario. Also gives information on number of farms in Northern Ontario and the Province as a whole and value of these markets. This information can help you decide what to produce on your farm based on what other farmers are able to grow or produce.

Click here For the information sheet (broken down into districts) from OMAFRA

Alternative Livestock Information


Information provided from other sources. 

Wild Boar


Deer and Elk






Small Flock Rules / Regulations

Click Here (Provided by Chicken Farmers of Ontario) 


Heritage Livestock Breeds

"Heritage breeds are traditional livestock breeds that were raised by our forefathers. These are the breeds of a bygone era, before industrial agriculture became a mainstream practice. These breeds were carefully selected and bred over time to develop traits that made them well-adapted to the local environment and they thrived under farming practices and cultural conditions that are very different from those found in modern agriculture.

Traditional, historic breeds retain essential attributes for survival and self-sufficiency – fertility, foraging ability, longevity, maternal instincts, ability to mate naturally, and resistance to diseases and parasites". (From www.livestockconservancy.org)

For a full list of heritage livestock breeds including poultry Click Here


Listing of local/regional organizations that encompass the Municipality of St-Charles:


Nipissing West East Sudbury Soil & Crop Improvement Association

 Mitch Deschatelets - President - 705-753-9470

 Normand Delorme - Secretary - 705-594-2324



Sudbury Cattlemen's Association

Adrian Verhoeven, President

(705) 865-2480



West Nipissing East Sudbury Dairy Producers Committee

Jean-Pierre Beaulieu, President

(705) 898-7802



Northern Ontario Agri-Food Education & Marketing Inc

Pat Marcotte, Secretary

(705) 694-5686



Northeastern Ontario New Farmers Network

Allison Muckle, Coordinator

(705) 694-0165



Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency - District 11

Colleen  Alloi, District Director

(705) 248-3287



Sudbury and District Beekeepers Association

President  - Wayne Leblanc  705-692-5925



For More Information On Eat Local Sudbury  Click Here

Information on becoming a member and selling at the Eat Local Sudbury Store. Click Here


Useful links:

Eat Local Sudbury 

Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association 

Canadian Organic Growers

Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario

Farm Management Canada

Forage Beef


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