What We Do

Grey County is the fourth largest county in Ontario with over 2,300 farms across 4,500 scenic square km.  Agriculture is not only the largest industry in the County but is also a way of life.  Grey Ag Services was created as a grass-roots farmer driven initiative in 2000 in response to the demand for services formerly provided by the OMAFRA extension offices.  We are a widely recognized not-for-profit, working with Grey County organizations to serve the needs of farmers and the rural community.

Our Mandate

  • to serve as a central contact for the local farming community to access current federal, provincial, regional and local information

  • to promote the sharing of agricultural information through the coordination of the educational event, newsletters and the website

  • to coordinate and provide administrative services to local organizations

  • to provide free facilities & equipment for meetings & events for local agricultural / rural organizations

Our Initiatives & Services

  • Courses/Webinars

  • Grey County Rural Guide

  • Meeting Space Rental

  • Resource Center

  • Weather Records

  • Provide contracted admin support to agricultural organizations

We are home to:

  • Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS)

  • Georgian Central Soil & Cop Improvement Association

  • Grey Bruce Farmers Week (GBFW)

  • Ontario Biomass Producers Co-op

  • Ontario Forage Council (OFC)

  • Ontario Hay Listings

Meet The Grey Ag Services Team

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Ray Robertson

President &

Executive Director


Lorie Smith

Vice President 

& Office Manager

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Patricia Ellingwood

Biomass & Forage Council

Executive Asststant


Emily McKague

Administrative Assistant

Grey Ag Services Board of Directors

  • Ron Shaw

  • Murray Kerr

  • Mike Ryan


Thank you  to Grey County for their support of Grey Agricultural  Services.