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.