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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

    May 23, 2023

    A guide to benchmarking for grain farmers

    Rather than strictly a comparison to your peers, benchmarking offers grain farmers a chance to look at their own business from a different perspective and build a guide for the future success of their operations.

  • 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.

  • Confidence

    April 19, 2023

    Mentoring and transition starts in the farm management buddy seat

    The ride-a-long or farm management buddy seat is essentially a mentorship program to adequately train the next generation in the areas of farm business management – so you can leave a lasting legacy on your terms.

Contact our Agriculture Team

Stuart Person CPA, CA

Senior Vice President, Agriculture, Director Crop Services

Stuart is the Senior Vice President of MNP's Agricultural Services and National Leader of Crop Services, based in Edmonton.

With more than 25 years of experience in agriculture, specializing in the grain industry, Stuart grew up on a grain farm and continues to be actively involved in the industry as a producer. This experience allows Stuart to relate first-hand to what Canadian agriculture producers face in their operations — and gives him greater insights into 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 on the complex issues affecting the industry. With extensive experience as an MNP Agriculture Business Advisor, he helps clients from coast to coast.

As Senior Vice President, Stuart leads a national team of more than 700 Agriculture professionals who serve more than 21,000 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).

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

Steve Funk CPA, CA

Director, Ag Risk Management Resources

Matt MacDonald MBA

National Leader, Food & Beverage Processing

Eric Olson BSAg, PAg

Farm Management Consultant