Farm Business Registration Program

Overview

​All farm businesses in Ontario that gross $7,000 or more annually are required by law to register their farm business with Agricorp.

There are a number of benefits to registering your farm business:

  • Farm property class tax rate - You may qualify to pay 25 per cent of the municipal residential rate on your agricultural land.
  • Eligibility for government programs - You are eligible for programs including the Wildlife Damage Compensation Program and Growing Forward 2 initiatives.
  • Membership in an accredited farm organization - With a valid FBR number, you can obtain a membership in one of three accredited farm organizations:
    • Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO)
    • National Farmers Union-Ontario (NFU-O)
    • Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA)

What you need to obtain new farm plates

Effective January 1, 2015, applicants for new farm plates are required to demonstrate that they have a farm business.​ You can​ use your AFO membership card as proof. If you have any questions, visit a Service Ontario location, call 1 800-387-3445 or visit https://www.ontario.ca/se​rviceontario​.

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