High-quality farmland

Though Livingston County’s building boom consumed a lot of open space, over 100,000 acres of farmland remain, most of it in the rural western and northern portions of the county. As well as feeding people, this land could play a large role in creating a sustainable economy.

The “eating local” movement focuses on buying food grown and raised close to home for economic, environmental and health reasons. There is opportunity for increased agriculture-innovation in the form of selling food products grown and processed in the community, from melon ice-cream and organic honey to free-range turkeys and grass-fed beef.

There are also opportunities for selling products from animals, such as wool and the yarn spun from it.

 

Read about the other assets:

Talented workforce

Green infrastructure

High-quality farmland

Advanced manufacturing infrastructure

Core downtown areas that function as gathering spaces

Proximity to post-secondary education institutions

Emerging arts sector

Diverse retail shopping

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