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Agriculture

Agriculture – it’s one of Canada’s core industries. It has also always been one of MNP’s key areas of focus. We have invested more time and resources into understanding agriculture than any other accounting or business consulting firm in Canada.

Working with governments, as well as numerous industry and specialty groups, our Agriculture specialists have deep roots in the industry. Some come from family farm backgrounds, while others continue to operate a farm of their own; all are extremely passionate about agriculture.

Our team brings a range of specialized expertise regarding all aspects of agricultural business – from primary producers through to food & beverage processors. Learn more about our tailored service offerings above.

Advocacy

For more than 60 years, MNP has represented the interests of our clients and the Canadian agriculture industry in provincial and federal matters.

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 Stay connected with the latest agriculture industry news and trends by following our Agriculture team on Twitter.

 Agriculture Sector Support & Involvement

We are proud supporters of various initiatives and organizations that promote agriculture business leaders and communities in Canada.

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Receive the latest tax and regulatory information about the agriculture industry and how it affects your farm business.

Insights

  • Performance

    November 25, 2022

    Managing your farm in an era of rising interest rates

    Rising interest rates present new challenges to farmers, but using the right strategies allows you to stay in control and navigate this period of change.

  • Progress

    November 18, 2022

    Your farm succession plan isn’t complete until it exists in writing

    The average age of farmers in Canada is increasing. Having a written succession plan becomes more important as you age, to help secure your legacy, protect your farm operation, and reduce conflict.

  • Performance

    November 07, 2022

    Advance Payments: Federal Funding for Farmers

    Managing cash flow can be challenging for agricultural producers. The federal government’s Advance Payments Program can help.

Contact our Agriculture Team

Stuart Person CPA, CA

Senior Vice President, Agriculture, Director Crop Services

Stuart Person, CPA, CA, is the Senior Vice President of MNP's Agricultural Services and National Leader of Crop Services, located in the Edmonton office.

Stuart has more than 25 years of experience in agriculture, specializing in the grain industry. Passionate about the industry, he grew up on a grain farm and continues to participate as a producer himself. This experience and knowledge allows Stuart to relate first hand to what Canadian Agriculture producers face in their operations—and gives him greater insights on how to help producers overcome challenges and achieve their goals.

Stuart works with many agriculture producers, associations and other industry stakeholders on a daily basis, providing advice into the complex issues that affect the industry. He has extensive experience as an Agriculture Business Advisor with MNP and has helped clients from coast to coast.

In his role as Senior Vice President, Stuart leads a national team of more than 600 Agriculture professionals who serve more than 18,000 clients. He is also a member of the Canadian Association of Farm Advisors (CAFA).

Stuart earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan in 2000. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (CA) in 2003.

Scott Dickson CA

Director Livestock Services, VP Hutterite Services

Marvin Slingerland CPA, CA

National Leader - Livestock Service

Steve Funk CPA, CA

Director, Ag Risk Management Resources

Matt MacDonald MBA

National Leader, Food & Beverage Processing

Eric Olson BSAg, PAg

Farm Management Consultant