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Representative Assignments

Potato Specialty Crop Land Designation
Honeywood, Ontario

Hunter and Associates was retained by the North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Taskforce (NDACT), a citizens group concerned about the potential and permanent loss of prime agricultural lands in South Central Ontario. This concern about the loss of land has been growing due to the urban and aggregate development proposals which are now leapfrogging the Greenbelt protection zone of the Greater Toronto Area. Hunter work included detailed mapping, research and developing a proposal for a Potato Specialty Crop Land designation in the Honeywood area, as well as investigating issues related to unauthorized tree cutting, water well record omissions, and demolition and debris dumping related to proposed future extractive land uses. Support work included the preparation of various maps.

Conservation (Controlled) Drainage and Subirrigation Project
Guelph, Ontario

This assignment was completed for the Land Improvement Contractors of Ontario, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and Agriculture Canada. This project aimed to promote the development and use of controlled drainage and sub-irrigation in Southern Ontario. It involved identifying and mapping potential areas and soils in 36 Southern Ontario Counties where the technology may be applied, as well as the assembly and web enabling of comprehensive Southern Ontario resource data bases and making information Internet accessible to licensed contractors and stakeholders.

Ontario Milk Transport Association
Tracking of Milk Transports

Hunter was retained to develop a system for tracking selected milk transporters from depot to farm producer to plant and return to depot. Work involved the research, acquisition and testing of GPS tracking devices, automated receipt and web-enabling of tracking data, display of vehicle tracks with Ontario Road Network files, solution development and analysis of tracking data in support of transportation rate formula review for over 600 milk pick-up routes.