Experimental Acres Farm Pilot

A a woman  pats the heads of a group of black pigs in an open field

Dufferin County is collaborating with Our Food Future and Wellington County to deliver the Experimental Acres Pilot.

Farmers know their land best, which is why farmers, better known as Pilot Hosts, design their own Experimental Acres.

The program, administered by Wellington County, supports farmers in adopting experimental practices which will backstop risk, develop a community of support, and assist in capturing the business cases that can demonstrate what will be worth repeating. 

Experimental practices could include, but are not limited to cover crops, manure or amendments, grazing, variable rate seed/fertilizer, tire deflations system/controlled traffic, strip till/no till, or intercropping/relay cropping.