Have you had your say on the Ontario Ag Soil Health Strategy?

Case Field Soil Hand CropHealthy soil is essential for life and is the heart of our food system.

In Ontario, as elsewhere around the world, soil is at risk from many threats.

Ontario’s proposed Soil Health strategy builds on the Sustaining Ontario’s Agricultural Soils.

And we need your feedback.

A community of champions across Ontario have been and continue to be deeply involved in activities that build healthy agricultural soil. Ontario’s Draft Soil Health and Conservation Strategy captures and builds on all of this good work, as well as the work of partners, in one cohesive framework.

New Horizons: Ontario’s Draft Agricultural Soil Health and Conservation

Click here to access the PDF version of ‘New Horizons: Ontario’s Draft Agricultural Soil Health and Conservation Strategy’

We all know that healthy soil is the basis for a strong, sustainable agri-food system. Wise management can ensure that soil is fertile and full of the living organisms that are essential to grow food and other agricultural products. That’s why Ontario is committed to working with Indigenous communities, farmers, industry and community partners to develop a strategy that will sustain and support healthy soil so our land can be productive today and well into the future.

The draft strategy builds on the vision, goals, objectives and concepts presented in the 2016 ‘Sustaining Ontario’s Agricultural Soils: Towards a Shared Vision’ discussion document.

We’d like to hear your thoughts and feedback on the draft strategy. Your input will help guide the development of a final Soil Health and Conservation Strategy for Ontario which will be released in spring 2018.

How to participate

New Horizons: Ontario’s Draft Agricultural Soil Health and Conservation

We welcome your feedback on the draft strategy by December 31st, 2017. You may submit comments a number of ways:

  1. Submit your comment through the Environmental Bill of Rights Registry at Ontario.ca/ebr registry number 013-1373
  2. Fill out this feedback form
  3. Email: soilhealth@ontario.ca
  4. Fax: 519-826-3492
  5. Mail: Agricultural Soil Health and Conservation Strategy
    Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
    1 Stone Road West, 2nd floor
    Guelph, ON N1G 4Y2
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