Established in 1972, the Regional Agricultural Sub-Committee is a sub-committee of the Regional Planning Services Committee. The Agricultural Sub-Committee provides advice to the Planning Services Committee and Regional Council on agricultural land use issues.
Meetings are held at least four times per year and, depending on Agenda requirements, at the call of the Chair to ensure the Sub-Committee is kept up-to-date and involved in issues affecting the agricultural community. The meetings are open to the public.
Role of the Regional Agricultural Sub-Committee
The purpose of the Sub-Committee is twofold:
Niagara's agricultural industry is important to the Regional economy generating over $400 million in gross farm receipts every year (1996 Census of Agriculture). Other farming facts.