About Kent County
Home to a leading agricultural university campus, Kent County offers unprecedented access to the cutting-edge agricultural technology, innovation, research, and talent that can give your agribusiness the competitive edge you’re looking for. A dedicated county economic development team in the county offers guidance to new agribusinesses in the area, helping to fuel the continued economic growth of its already impressive industry, which, today is a $3 billion economic force. The county has some of the best soil in the province, 90% of which is level three or lower, making it an ideal climate for a myriad of cash crops. Though oilseed and grain are mainstay productions, accounting for nearly 75% of the farms in the area, Kent County is also a lead producer of a number of vegetables and speciality crops. These niche and value-added operations continue to grow in number as the county partners with entrepreneurs and researchers to diversify the industry and expand profitable opportunities for farmers. Revolutionary technology and research in areas such as greenhouse expansion, local rice, and ginger production guarantee this well-established agricultural economy will be an ever-expanding one, making Kent the perfect county to pursue your agri-business dreams.