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Serving the Agriculture Industry

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.

Advocating for the Agriculture Industry

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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Support and Involvement in the Agriculture Sector

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

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Insights

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    February 14, 2024

    How leveraging digital tools can support successful farm planning

    How can leveraging digital tools help you make informed decisions to support the long-term future of your farming operation?

  • February 05, 2024

    Effective business planning: Optimizing strategy and adaptability for Canadian dairy producers

    Having a business plan is not a novel concept but building a solid foundation for the future with thoughtful planning can safeguard your operation from the uncertainties of business ownership.

  • Confidence

    December 20, 2023

    Bare trusts: Many Ontario farmers expected to have new tax filing requirements

    The end of 2023 brings a new tax filing burden for farmers with regards to bare trusts. Learn how this new legislation with have a significant impact.

Contact our Agriculture Team

Stuart Person CPA, CA

Senior Vice President, Agriculture, Director Crop Services

Stuart is MNP’s Senior Vice President of Agricultural Services and the firm’s Director of Crop Service.

Based in Edmonton, Stuart brings more than 30 years of experience in agriculture, specializing in the grain, oilseed and pulse industry to his role. Passionate about the agriculture industry, he grew up on a farm and continues to participate as a producer. This experience allows Stuart to relate first-hand to what Canadian agricultural producers face in their operations — and gives him greater insights into how to help producers overcome challenges and achieve their business goals.

Stuart works with agricultural producers, associations, and other industry stakeholders on a daily basis, providing advice into the complex issues affecting the industry. He has extensive experience as an agriculture business advisor with MNP and has helped clients from coast to coast deal with issues such as succession, risk management planning, taxation planning, digital adoption, and many more.

In his role as Senior Vice President, Stuart leads a national team of more than 700 Agriculture professionals who serve more than 24,000 clients. He sits on the Farm Management Canada – Gestion Agricole du Canada (FMC-GAC) board of directors and is a member of the Canadian Association of Farm Advisors (CAFA, 2008).

Stuart earned a Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) 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

Matt MacDonald MBA

National Leader, Food & Beverage Processing

Eric Olson BSAg, PAg

National Leader, Farm Management Consulting

Ryan Kehrig CPA, CA

National Leader, Agriculture Tax

AJ Gill

National leader, Ag Risk Management Resources