Agricorp delivers the Farm Business Registration (FBR) program on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
How FBR information is used
Agricorp compiles your registration information and delivers it to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). Your data is used to develop sound public policy for Ontario’s producers.
OMAFRA also notifies the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation about all registered farms each year. Your valid FBR number is one of the requirements for receiving the farm property class tax rate.
Membership in an accredited farm organization
With a valid FBR number, you can obtain a membership in one of three accredited farm organizations. You choose your farm organization each year.
You can request a refund from the farm organization that received your registration fee. To receive a refund, your farm must first be registered and your fee must be paid. If you receive a refund, you will still have an FBR number, but you can't use it to obtain a membership.
Changing your membership to a different AFO
Your current AFO membership choice is indicated on your invoice. To choose membership with a different AFO, follow these steps:
- Use a new envelope (not the envelope provided by Agricorp in your registration package).
- Make your cheque payable to your new accredited farm organization
- Mail your cheque and invoice stub to the address below -.
Agricorp – FBR
1 Stone Rd W.
P.O. Box 3660, Stn. Central
Guelph ON N1H 8M4
Contact your chosen AFO for more information on their membership process.
Taking over a family business
In most cases, you will need to get your own unique FBR number.
Contact us to get one.