Ontario Agricultural College economist Dr. Alfons Weersink discussed the implications of a changing agricultural landscape with national media outlets.
To The Globe and Mail, Weersink said “the higher land value has made it a little more complicated for the intergenerational farm transfers” and has discouraged youth from farming through renting.
Weersink also explored what policy changes will be necessary to support farmers in a commentary for The Conversation Canada. That article appeared in several publications including Yahoo!News.
A professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Weersink researches the feasibility of new agricultural technology and policy.