QFA Community Profile
What does Quebec’s English-speaking agricultural community look like? Here are a few statistics! According to Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA) statistics tabulated in the summer of 2005, there were 2,105 English-speaking farmers in Quebec operating 1,604 farms. They represent 5% of the total UPA membership. By 2013 this number of farms registered as English had fallen to 1370.
31% of these farmers (658 farmers) live and farm in Outaouais-Laurentides, 29% (619 farmers) can be found in Monteregie West (in and around Ormstown/Huntingdon), and 24% (384 farmers) are in the Eastern Townships and there is a small cluster in the Gaspe.
By production type:
42% of producers are registered as beef farmers, 13% as cash crop producers, and 12% as dairy producers.
In 2006, as of mid-March, 37% of QFA members were beef producers, 24% were dairy producers, and 8% were cash crop producers.
|1 495 876 (20 %)
6 050 255 (80 %)
7 546 131
|3 341 333 (2,5 %)
135 636 678 (335 165 531 acres)
113 hectares (279 acres)
|Sources : MAPAQ 2014; Statistics Canada Census 2011|
With a 60 year pedigree, QFA is deeply embedded in the Canadian agricultural landscape and as a provincial interlocutor, has connection with the emerging food movement. For more information, view the stakeholder list here.
Union des producteurs agricoles (Formal Affiliate – Presidential seat at General Council)
Quebec Community Groups Network (Member)
Quebec Community Newspapers Association (Member)
Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (Partner)
Learn Quebec and the Community Learning Centre Initiative (Partner)
Community Health and Social Services Network (Member)
Canadian Federation of Agriculture (Member)
Quebec 4-H (Partner)
Agriculture More Than Ever (Partner)
Canadian Standards Association (Committee Member)
Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (Member)
Macdonald Campus, McGill University (Partner)
Farm Management Canada (Partner)
Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council
Reseau agriconseils (Partner)
Quebec Beef Federation
Quebec Dairy Federation
Quebec Maple Syrup Producers Federation