About Elgin County
Home to over 100 kilometers of pristine Lake Erie shoreline, bustling portside towns, lush Carolinian forests trails, and a diversified farming community, Elgin County is bursting with opportunities for almost every type of agribusiness and farming operation. The county has a deep agricultural history due to its rich and fertile land base, approximately 130,000 hectares of which are utilized by agricultural operations both large and small. While the region supports a variety of traditional agriculture, ranging from livestock and tobacco to vegetable and greenhouse production, many smaller agri-businesses have found Elgin County an ideal locale to compete utilizing cutting edge technologies for high-quality products in the areas of food processing, alternative fuel generation, organic framing, and aquaculture. While many come for the sandy beaches and rolling green landscapes, even more find the agri-business opportunities in Elgin County, currently accounting for $558 million in annual sales, reason to stay.