Agriculture is one of the largest economic sectors in East Hants. More than 140 farms valued at $126,339,600 call East Hants home.

In terms of land and capital, agriculture is a significant contributor to the local economy. We have a diverse agriculture industry including a large dairy component, an emerging wine producing region along the Shubenacadie River, Cox Brothers PoultryRiverview Herbs and blueberry production in our central region.

Opportunities in Agriculture in East Hants

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

East Hants Agricultural Sector Support

East Hants supports the agriculture sector by the active promotion of our agricultural success, supporting and promoting the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture’s Open Farm Day, actively protecting agricultural lands in our Land Use By-Law and maintaining an excellent relationship with our sizable dairy industry.

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.


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