Huron County is the most agriculturally productive county in Ontario. It has more census farms (3,260), more acres of farmland (711,525) and more gross farm receipts than any other county or district in the Province. In fact, Huron County produces more agricultural products than each of the four Atlantic Provinces in Canada! This is significant considering that the county population is only around 60,000.
Agriculture is one of the largest and most important sectors within Huron County. New employment and economic opportunities can be found within and related to the development of agriculture and agri-related industries.
Huron County boasts Canada’s largest in-land grain handling facilities in the Village of Hensall with three major grain handling/processing companies. There is additional grain handling capacity at several other in-land facilities throughout the county, as well as Goderich Elevators Limited located at the Port of Goderich, on the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Seaway.
The County also has a growing livestock sector, housing 165,000 cattle (beef and dairy), 630,000 hogs and 5.2 million poultry.