Rural and north

Information about the province's Far North and rural communities. Learn more about agriculture, Foodland Ontario, and the Ring of Fire.



Detailed information on field, fruit, vegetable and specialty crops, including tips for soil, water and pests management.


Information for livestock producers about nutrition, business management, marketing, production and breeding.


Identify weeds found across Ontario.

Foodland Ontario

Learn about the local foods grown in Ontario, see what's in season and download recipes.

Rural Ontario

Economic development tools, programs and resources for rural communities.

Northern Ontario

Crown land

Learn about the economic development, tourism and recreation opportunities on Ontario's Crown land.

Far North

How we partner with First Nations communities to protect the environment and spur economic development in the Far North.

Northern development

Information to help start a business, access support services or invest in northern Ontario.

Ring of Fire

Learn about mining opportunities for the Ring of Fire and development in the Far North.

Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs

Works to develop a stronger, broader partnership with Aboriginal peoples in the province and plays a role in negotiating land claims.

Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Promotes economic growth and opportunity for rural communities and oversees the agri-food and agri-product sectors.

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Promotes healthy, sustainable ecosystems and conserves biodiversity in the province.

Ministry of Northern Development and Mines

Advocates for Ontario's north and mineral industry.