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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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 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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Insights

  • Man in a mine drilling
    Performance

    March 02, 2021

    Mining Companies and Flow-through Shares: Timeline Changes Announced

    The federal government has proposed extending the spending timelines around flow-through shares for junior mining companies. Find out what that might mean to you.

  • A building surrounded by trees on both sides
    Performance

    February 25, 2021

    2021 Alberta Budget Highlights

    Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews tabled the provincial Government’s 2021 budget on February 25, 2021.  

  • Glass office building
    Progress

    February 23, 2021

    Middle Market M&A Update - Q4 2020

    Aggregate deal value for the quarter increased to $4 billion across 66 transactions. By comparison Q3 totalled $3.5 billion in aggregate deal value across 54 disclosed transactions. Increased deal volumes suggests that investor sentiment is increasingly positive, especially as the vaccine roll-out commences and economic normalization is expected.

Contact our Agriculture Team

Stuart Person

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 Director of Primary Producers, 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 17,000 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

Scott Dickson CPA, CA

Director Livestock Services, VP Hutterite Services

Steve Funk

Steve Funk CPA, CA

Director, Ag Risk Management Resources

Glenn Fraser

Glenn Fraser CPA, CA, MBA

VP, National Leader, Food & Beverage Processing

Eric Olson

Eric Olson BSAg, PAg

Farm Management Consultant