Building barns in Northern Ontario: Government funds $3.1 million of construction opportunities in Temiskaming area


Ontario Construction News staff writer

Farm building contractors will have some business after the provincial government granted 13 farms and agrigcultural businesses in the Temiskaming area  more than $3.1 million for a variety of projects.

The government said the funding creates or retains 39 jobs.

The funding includes.

  • $607,462 for Golden Acres in Thornloe to build a new barn, renovate an old one, and purchase equipment.
  • $546,843 for Loranlee Farms in Earlton to build new milking and heifer barns and purchase equipment.
  • $400,000 for Ferme Alfadair of Earlton to build a barn and purchase equipment.
  • $400,000 for Flex Dairy in Armstrong to upgrade a barn and purchase equipment.
  • $345,216 for Jackson Valley Farms in Harley to build a new barn and purchase equipment.
  • $341,581 for Carnor Farms in Earlton to build a new barn and purchase equipment.
  • $199,808 for McLean’s in Temiskaming Shores to establish a cash crop farm and animal feed operation by building an equipment storage shed, mechanical repair shop and purchase grain storage bins.
  • $61,226 for Lilley Bee Apiaries in Earlton to expand its beekeeping operation by building a climate-controlled facility where bees can be placed for the winter months.
  • $59,494 for Charlton Angus Cattle in Charlton to expand its organic beef farm by purchasing equipment and building a hay storage shed, utility shed, cattle handling facility and cement barnyard.
  • $21,772 for Brad Noyes in Brethour to expand his forage-based beef farm by building an insulated farm equipment shop.

“By investing in agricultural projects that stimulate growth and innovation, we are reinforcing the north’s competitive advantage and sending a signal to the world that Northern Ontario is open for business and open for jobs,” Energy, Northern Development and Mines Minister Greg Rickford  said in a June 5 statement.


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