Agriculture in Guelph Wellington

The City of Guelph’s Economic Development Strategy identifies Agri-food and Innovation as a growth industry. Guelph is ranked the #1 agricultural biotechnology cluster in Ontario – one of the top 2 in Canada.

Located in Southern Ontario, Guelph brings together all the advantages of location, resources and quality of life, fostering the growth of life sciences, agri-food and biotechnology companies and associations.

In Guelph you will find the world renowned research and development facilities of the University of Guelph, and a cluster of government and industry support services.

The County of Wellington

Agricultural land covers approximately 75% of the County of Wellington and is considered to be among the most productive and fertile agricultural land in Ontario. The County’s industry is growing by revenue (13.2% growth in gross receipts), has younger operators on average than the Province, and exhibits a strong and growing profile of ‘family corporation’ farming operations.

In Guelph-Wellington, there are more than 90 companies employing 6,500 people in this sector, including government, education, biotechnology, agri-food technology, agricultural supply, equipment, food processing, associations, research, and marketing.

The Agri-food and Innovation Cluster in Guelph-Wellington represents a system of market and non-market links between companies and institutions concentrated in one location. This is good for business – your business!

Presence of strong research (e.g. University of Guelph, Ontario Agricultural College, OMAFRA research farms) and business support (e.g. Wellington Federation of Agriculture, FarmStart) assets can also generate new business opportunities and support new and expanding agricultural ventures.

Other Links

Agricultural Adaptation Council

Alltech Canada

Bayer CropScience Inc.

Beef Farmers of Ontario

Beef Improvement Opportunities

Business Development Bank of Canada

Canada-China Agriculture & Food Development Exchange Centre

Canadian Animal Health Institute

Canadian Livestock Genetics Association

Catalyst Centre University of Guelph

Cargill Guelph

Engage Agro


George Morris Centre for Agri-food Research and Education

Guelph Food Research Centre

Halltech Environmental and Aquatic Research Inc.

Lipid Analytical Labaratories Inc.

MCP Manufacturing Ltd.

Monsanto Canada Inc.

Norwell Dairy

Nutrasource Diagnostics Inc.

Nutreco Canada Inc.

OMAFRA-U of G Partnership

Ontario Agri-Food Technologies

Ontario Broiler Hatching Egg & Chick Commission

Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Ontario Institute of Agrologists (OIA)

Ontario Pork

Organic Meadow Co-operative

Rural Ontario Institute

Syngenta Canada Inc.

The Semex Alliance

Wellington Federation of Agriculture

Woodrill Ltd