? Agriculture - Trent Hills

Economic Development


Trent Hills sheep - Photo by Jennifer GibsonHoard's Station Livestock Exchange - Photo by Michel ProulxEmpire Cheese & Butter Coop - Photo by Michel Proulx 

Trent Hills is best known for its fertile, expansive and picturesque agricultural land and is an integral part of the many farming success stories found throughout Northumberland County.  A few of our own agricultural accomplishments include:

Campbellford's Empire Cheese Factory -- one of the last co-operatives of it's kind and the only cheese manufacturing plant left in Northumberland County; Warkworth's own Sandy Flat Sugar Bush - known far and wide for their World Championship maple syrup; and our bustling Farmers' Markets -- an excellent venue for smaller producers to sell their fresh, locally grown produce to area residents.

Trent Hills is also proud to house a number of recognized organic and livestock farms, which include such exotic choices as bison, elk, and some rare sheep breeds to the more standard pork, beef and a growing list of vegetable growers.

Links to Area Agricultural Associations 
Proudly Northumberland
Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Ontario Federation of Agriculture
Northumberland Cattle Association

Rural Issues and Agriculture Committee 
The Rural Issues/Agricultural Advisory Committee is comprised of members of the farming and agricultural sector within Trent Hills. This committee advises Council on issues affecting farming and land use in the agricultural and rural areas. The Committee deals regularly with issues such as nutrient management, agritourism and land severance policies for agricultural land.

Jim Peters
, Director of Planning 
705-653-1900 ext. 234