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Private land wanted in Timmins for agricultural development

Ag group amassing inventory to boost area’s ag industry
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An initiative in Timmins is aiming to create an inventory of private land that could one day host agricultural activity.

Timmins landowners are being asked to participate in a new survey indicating their interest in leasing, renting or selling their land for agricultural development.

By participating, landowners will have access to any inquiries made to the municipality about agricultural investments in the area.

It’s a joint project of the Timmins Economic Development Corp., the Cochrane District Agri-Food Land Assembly Project, and the Northeast Community Network, and funded by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

The Northeast Community Network’s goal is to attract business to the area and boost the local agricultural sector.

Participation in the survey is voluntary and landowner information is confidential. There is no cost to participate and landowners can remove their information from the database by request to the TEDC.

The online survey is facilitated by the independent consulting firm Harry Cummings and Associates and funded by OMAFRA.