The remodeled Kapuskasing Demonstration Farm has a direct impact on the local agricultural sector.
Originally the property was being used as an experimental farm for the federal government, but the Kapuskasing Economic Development Corporation purchased the property last year.
Economic Development Officer for the Town of Kapuskasing, Andre Robichaud, says the farm has a direct impact on the community by supporting local companies and providing job opportunities.
Robichaud says Kapuskasing Meats is a company that sells locally raised pork and beef and that probably wouldn’t have happened if the farm wasn’t there.
There are currently over a thousand animals on site at the remodeled Kapuskasing Demonstration Farm.