October 18, 2017
by Mike Robinson.
On the heels of other presentations made in Wellington County, Barclay Nap and Marc Reid, Wellington Federation of Agriculture directors, were in Puslinch to present a reference book for councillors.
A fourth term director for the WFA representing Puslinch, Nap described himself as a third-generation township resident, with his family on the same farm since 1958.
He grew up with dairy, but the farm is now mixed farming, and Nap has a small market produce garden on the side.
“Agriculture is one of the biggest, if not the biggest in Ontario’s economy … depending on who you ask.”
There are roughly 75,000 farm businesses in the province, with just over 5.1 million hectares used for farmland, he said.
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