Farm Business Advisors

Business Planning Consultants

Farm Business Advisors and consultants may be affiliated with a number of associations, organizations and corporations who deliver farm business advisory services.

Please note that this external site is not intended to represent a listing of all farm business advisors or organizations. Neither OMAF nor its agencies or representatives can guarantee the accuracy of any of the information on this site nor should inclusion of this information on this site be taken as an endorsement by OMAF or its agencies or its representatives. OMAF, or its agencies or its representatives do not in any way guarantee or warrant the quality of the advisor or the quality of their work or information provided on these this external site. The National Farm Business Advisor Database is designed to help farmers and farm businesses and provides information on farm business advisors and their associations and organizations.

Farmers, farm businesses and producers are encouraged to seek independent legal advice when entering into a contract with an advisor. Please contact to place your name on the list.

Farm Management Canada - National Farm Business Advisor Database

The Farm Management Canada is Canada's only national organization devoted exclusively to developing and distributing farm management information to promote and foster the development of excellence in Canada's agricultural sector. In today's environment, managing for success is contingent upon having access to reliable resources - one such resource is farm business advisors. Advisors can help you identify new opportunities and develop creative strategies for management challenges. Farm advisors are an integral part of a successful management team.

Farmers, start searching for an advisor that meets your needs today! Access resources to enhance your understanding of farm advisory services and choose the advisor that best suits your operation. A comprehensive list of farm business advisory associations and organizations along with a glossary of acronyms accompany the database, providing additional information on farm advisory services in Canada.

Canadian Association of Farm Advisors (CAFA)

CAFA is the nationally recognized organization for professional farm advisors. CAFA advisors maintain high standards while continually increasing farm advisory skills and knowledge intended to provide measurable value to their farm clients.

Canadian Consulting Agrologists Association

The Canadian Consulting Agrologists Association (CCAA) is a membership-driven organization of professional consultants, dedicated to providing consulting services to agricultural sectors across the world. Committed to providing leadership for excellence in agricultural consulting, the CCAA promotes competency standards, certification and professional development. The CCAA provides a national voice and acts as an advocate for the profession of agricultural consulting, with a view to maximizing the exposure of CCAA members in the global agriculture industry.

Ontario Institute of Agrology

Since 1960, the Ontario Institute of Agrologists has been comprised of professionals working in agriculture. The Ontario Institute of Agrologists (OIA) serves under a provincial Act as a professional regulatory body in the province. A provincial Institute of Agrology exists in each Canadian province. Working to establish the highest standards for professional Agrologists, efforts are directed by licensed professionals to ensure that the public has complete trust in the health and safety of Ontario’s agriculture, agri-food and agri-life science sectors. Farm business advisors, field sales agents, Ag finance service representatives and crop production experts that meet rigourous competency standards and abide by strict code of conduct and ethical practice requirements, as well as work within stewardship principles can achieve the Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.) or Technical Agrologist (T.Ag.) status. Licensed Agrologists are publically accountable and as such, a public complaint can be lodged with the OIA against a licensed Agrologist.

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food is working in partnership with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to support a competitive, sustainable and innovative agri-food and agri-products sector. We are working with organizations like the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association and the Agricultural Adaptation Council to deliver Growing Forward 2 to the industry.