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Opportunities for Agribusiness

Make Life Rich: Farm in Northumberland

Welcome to Farm in Northumberland, an online tool for agribusiness property owners, entrepreneurs and investors. 

In order to use the online tool, you must first register with us by creating an account.

If you are a newcomer in Canada or somebody overseas who wants to buy a farm or agribusiness in Northumberland, our secure log-in page allows you to browse property listings and contact the real estate broker or owner of the property. 

If you're an owner of a property or their representative, you can add your property to our database. Send us an e-mail to learn how.

Agribusiness is growing in Northumberland - all in a county that produces more than 200 agricultural products.

Farm in Northumberland welcomes visitors and inquiries about owning a property in Northumberland County. Please read our Terms of Use  before registering and creating your account. If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, please DO NOT register and leave this section immediately. A copy of these Terms of Use may be downloaded, saved and printed for your reference. 

REGISTER for our two-day event featuring workshops and farm tours in Northumberland on June 29 & 30, 2015

Poster event

The event, which will be held on June 29 and 30 will include an overnight stay at the Ganaraska Forest Centre. On the first day, we will have workshops on the county's local history, available local business resources and the development of new crops. On the second day we will take the group to a tour of at least two farms in the area including a tour of the Ontario Agri-food Venture Centre, a newly opened food-processing centre in Colborne.

We welcome participants who would like to know about agricultural opportunities in Northumberland County. We would like to introduce newcomers to the farming culture and tradition in the County in the hope that, if opportunities exist, they may want to invest and start their business in our community.  We also welcome settlement and immigration practitioners who have clientele that might be interested in this venture.

This event is FREE but pre-registration is required. We strongly encourage potential participants to register online. If you have questions, please send an e-mail to Dindin Villarino.

Ontario Agri-Food Venture Centre (OAFVC)

Northumberland County is home to an agri-food incubator with cooking, chilling, freezing, and storage capacity that occupies15,000sq.ft.of space in the municipally owned Colborne Industrial Park, just off HIghway 401.  OAFVC will support fresh fruit and vegetable value-adding opportunities to increase farm revenue. Visit the OAFVC website to learn more about available resources and services. 

Visit the County's Agriculture website to read about the many industry resources in our area and use the Agribusiness Directory.

Farm Facts

  • Northumberland County creates 200 agricultural products.
  • There are 97,594 hectares of farmland in use. View a PDF of Northumberland's Soil Map.
  • Dairy is the main Agri-business in Northumberland County representing about 30% of all cash receipts.
  • Northumberland County is well known for its apple production, which is 50% higher here than the provincial average.