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

  • Performance

    May 11, 2022

    Is good management better than good dirt? 5 ways to improve your farm profitability

    Focusing on the factors you can control can increase the success and profitability of your farm.

  • Performance

    May 09, 2022

    Avian influenza in Canada: Insurance recourse with Agristability

    While there are many support programs available to poultry producers, AgriStability can provide overlapping coverage to protect you from production losses in a way typical insurance can't. Find out how.

  • Confidence

    April 29, 2022

    Changes to the AgriStability Program in British Columbia

    Our province’s agriculture industry has faced its fair share of challenges and changes to AgriStability program could help protect you.

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.