Agribusiness

East Hants’ diverse agribusiness industry is a significant contributor to the local economy.

Our rich history of agricultural businesses continues to play an important role in shaping the economic and social fabrics of our communities. Today, agribusiness is one of the largest economic sectors in East Hants.

East Hants’ agribusiness sector is comprised of more than our many farms and farmers, it also includes: agricultural suppliers, agricultural support businesses, manufacturers, processors, distributors (wholesale and retail), and other evolving agricultural industries.


Opportunities in Agribusiness in East Hants

  • Energy Production from Biogas Generation
  • Dairy Production
  • Greenhouse Grown Food, Herbs, and Medicinal Products
  • Grape and Wine Production

East Hants Agribusiness Sector Support

East Hants supports the agribusiness sector through active promotion of the industry’s successes and events like the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture’s Open Farm Day. East Hants also actively protects agricultural lands in our Land Use By-Law and maintains excellent relationships with local agricultural businesses.


Get Started

Are you starting or growing an agricultural business in East Hants?  Our Business Development Officers can assist you by assisting with your business concept and connecting you to funding opportunities and other resources.