Advocate for 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

  • Confidence

    May 21, 2024

    Understanding the impact of Sustainability disclosures on Agriculture in Canada What to do and how to embrace it

    Do you know the new requirements for ESG disclosures in agriculture? We answer some of the most common questions about disclosing sustainability-related information for agriculture producers.

  • Progress

    Your farm succession plan isn’t complete until it exists in writing

    The average age of farmers in Canada is increasing. Having a written succession plan becomes more important as you age, to help secure your legacy, protect your farm operation, and reduce conflict.

  • Performance

    April 01, 2024

    Cash vs. accrual: Pros and cons of each reference margin reporting option for AgriStability

    When it comes to the kind of financial reporting you’re doing for your farm, there are significant differences between cash and accrual reporting, especially when it comes to AgriStability payments. To better understand what might be more beneficial for your farm, it’s key to assess your operation to determine how best to move forward.

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.