Advocacy

When it comes to legislative and regulatory issues, it’s important to have someone in your corner. MNP is at the forefront of agriculture advocacy; proactively lobbying and ensuring the views and interests of the agriculture industry are fairly represented. 

MNP has deep roots in and a passion for this industry like no other firm. That’s why we’ve dedicated more than 60 years to developing agriculture policy solutions that strengthen the profitability and sustainability of farming and the agricultural industry as whole. 

Our team of agriculture specialists, many who come from family farm backgrounds and others who actively farm today, understand that agriculture is more than your livelihood, it’s your life— and take the issues you face to heart. We are here for you and will continue advocate on your behalf and ensuring the agriculture industry’s views are heard.

 

Insights

  • January 18, 2023

    Tax Tips for Southwestern Ontario Agriculture Producers

    As tax filing for 2022 approaches, agricultural producers should keep in mind these key points to minimize surprises and ease their tax burden — now and in the near future.

  • Progress

    December 16, 2022

    Practical tips on completing your will and estate plan

    Entrepreneurs spend a lifetime building a successful business. So why do so many avoid planning for what will happen when they’re gone?

  • Performance

    November 28, 2022

    Managing your farm’s living and dynamic budget

    Consider your farm’s budget as more than just a limit on your spending. When done properly, budgeting on your farm can be liberating, not limiting.

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.