Hutterite Brethren

Hutterites

A part of the Western Canadian landscape since the 1900s, Hutterite colonies are evolving alongside other farming communities to meet increasingly complex market and legislative changes. From making operations more efficient to meeting their unique tax requirements, strategic decisions on Hutterite colonies encompass the well-being of their entire membership.

MNP is proud to represent the interests of 350 Hutterite colonies across Canada. We have worked collaboratively with Hutterite Brethren for more than 50 years to create strategies and management plans that suite their unique needs.

As trusted advisors and advocates of Hutterite colonies, MNP has an inside edge on how Colonies run businesses, the tax challenges they face and what day-to-day life on a colony looks like. Find out more:

  • Taxation of Hutterites
  • Land ownership
  • Colony expansion
  • Farm Management Consulting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Power Aggregation

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 Hutterite Brethren Team

Scott Dickson CA

Director Livestock Services, VP Hutterite Services

Scott Dickson, CPA, CA, is Director of Livestock Services and Vice President of Hutterite Services for MNP. A recognized authority on agricultural issues, Scott advises on a wide range of government agriculture programs, acts as an advocate for producers and assists with various business issues including succession, estate and tax planning.

Drawing on more than 25 years of experience working with Hutterite colonies in Manitoba and then Alberta, Scott delivers a broad range of services to some of MNP’s more than 300 colony clients. As Director of Livestock Services, he plays a lead role in delivering key services to approximately half of MNP’s 15,000 Agriculture clients in the beef, dairy, swine and poultry industries.

Scott’s clients benefit from knowledge gained through MNP’s involvement in a number of cost of production surveys in Western Canada and in extensive profitability consulting especially with respect to various trade dispute issues. Scott also uses MNP’s proprietary TransitionSMART™ process to help producers develop a succession plan and address their personal situation.

Scott earned his Chartered Accountant (CA) designation in 1988.