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Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Provides information on agriculture production and agricultural economic development initiatives and resources through workshops, information sessions, one-on-one consultations, and print and web-based resources 
  • Coordinates and facilitates the delivery of agricultural economic development related knowledge transfer activities 
  • Provides general information on Ministry programs, services and resources for the agriculture and food sectors and the rural community 
  • Provides referrals for farmers in finanical difficulty for farm management advice, legal information, family and stress counselling, and government programs for transition off the farm 
  • Provides economic development information and programs to support the development and expansion of the agriculture, aquaculture and food processing sectors 
  • Produces monthly electronic bulletins (OMAFRA Connects / Connexion MAAARO and OMAFRA Dateline)
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm
Areas Served Nipissing District ; Parry Sound District ; Sudbury District
Eligibility No restrictions
Application No application process
Languages English ; French
Fees Service - Information sessions; Workshops
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-594-2312
Toll Free Phone 1-877-424-1300
Fax 705-594-9675
Primary Contact Pierrette Desrochers, Agriculture Development Advisor; Email:
Alternate Contact Julie Poirier Mensinga, Agriculture Development Advisor; Phone: 705-594-2315; Email:
Site Location Caldwell Township Bldg
Located In Community Verner
Address Caldwell Township Bldg
11790 Hwy 64
Verner, ON P0H 2M0
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Intersection Hwy 64 and Principal St E
Mailing Address PO Box 521 
Verner, ON P0H 2M0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Funding Provincial - Minsitry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs ; Fees - Service