Agriculture in Peterborough County
For over 200 hundred years, the agriculture and agri-food sector in Peterborough County has remained a pivotal part of the local economy, serving as the primary land use. It is a strong, well-established industry with deep historic roots and a varied production profile.  Agriculture plays a crucial role in Peterborough County's economy, driven by its climate, extensive land resources, skilled operators, research capabilities, and expertise, positioning it as a leader in agri-food production. Peterborough County is renowned for its pasture-raised livestock, particularly in beef and dairy sectors.
Agriculture Profile Update 2024

In 2023, Peterborough County Federation of Agriculture in cooperation with Kawartha Lakes Haliburton Federation of Agriculture retained Planscape to update the understanding of the state of agriculture in these two municipalities. The report provides an update on the agricultural profile of the Peterborough County and the City of Kawartha Lakes. The report also describes some of the broader trends affecting the agricultural industry. The intent is to identify relevant trends that will support decision making regarding future agricultural policies and initiatives.

Agricultural Profile Update 2024 - Final
Agricultural Profile Update 2024 - Full
Appendix 1 - Agricultural Profile
Appendix 2 - Census Divisions
Executive Summary

 Funding for this project was provided by: 

                                                                                       Kawartha Lakes Haliburton Federation of Agriculture            

Resources:
Peterborough County Federation of Agriculture
Ontario Federation of Agriculture
Farms at Work
Food in Peterborough
OMAFRA